Originator: Dean, Student Services
Approver: Senior Academic Committee
Effective: June 12, 2015
Replaces: July 2007

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1. Introduction

To be eligible to graduate from a program, a student must complete the requisite number of courses within a particular time frame and also must meet the College’s residency requirement.

2. Policy

Time Limitations for Completion of Programs

2.1

Due to the fact that program content is continually updated to parallel developments in business and industry, the College has set the following time frames for program completion.

2.2

The maximum time period for the completion of all programs delivered in a full-time format leading to a Red River College certificate or diploma will be five years from the date of initial enrollment.

2.3

The maximum time period for the completion of all program requirements leading to a Red River degree will be double the time of program length (example maximum time for the completion of a 4 year degree program will be eight years).

2.4

The maximum time period for the completion of all programs delivered in a part-time or apprenticeship format leading to a Red River College certificate or diploma, will be eight years from the date of initial enrollment.

2.5

The above timeframes may be adjusted:

  1. based on direction from a professional advisory or governing body; or
  2. by a College program, with Senior Academic Committee approval, for the purposes of ensuring students receive proper training to meet industry demands.

2.6

Students who wish to extend a limitation period specified above must have the written approval of the applicable Dean.

Residency Requirement

2.7

To be eligible for a College credential, 25% of a student’s credits must be in their program major and obtained at Red River College.