During Winter and Summer sessions, enrollment in a course or GS 700 is required only if the student plans to graduate during that particular term. Although GS 700 is a zero unit course, the fee is based on one unit of credit for payment purposes; no unit credit is added to the student's program or transcript.
Every semester, graduate students must be registered in a course, or in GS 700, or must have an approved educational leave. Registration in GS 700 is restricted to graduate students who have completed all the coursework but need additional time to complete their thesis or project. If a student wishes to take a semester off before resuming coursework, she or he must take a Planned Educational Leave, not GS 700. The purpose of this restriction is to keep students on track to completion within the required seven-year period.