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Undergraduate Degrees & Programs: Special Registration Status

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The following reduced-tuition categories can be requested by undergraduates in the final stages of their degree program:

Permit to Attend for Services Only (PSO)

Undergraduates in their terminal quarter who are completing honors theses, clearing incomplete grades, or have completed all requirements and are requiring a registration status to utilize university resources, may petition one time only for PSO status. PSO does not permit any course enrollment. Students must apply to graduate through Axess if applying for the PSO special registration status. The deadline for the completed PSO petition is the Preliminary Study List deadline of the applicable quarter.

13th Quarter

Undergraduates who have completed at least twelve full-time quarters may petition to register for 13th Quarter registration status at a reduced tuition rate for their final quarter, but must register for at least eight units. Undergraduate dual degree students must complete at least fifteen full-time quarters before petitioning for reduced tuition in their final quarter.  Students receiving financial aid should check with the Financial Aid Office for eligibility if they are seeking aid beyond 12 quarters of enrollment.  Undergraduates must apply to graduate through Axess if applying for the 13th-quarter special registration status.

Last Units out of Residence

Students may petition to complete their final 15 units out of residence to complete their degree requirements. The final 15 units of transfer credit must meet the criteria in the undergraduate "Transfer Work" section of this bulletin. Students must submit the Request for Last Units Out of Residence Petition to determine eligibility and to request pre-approval of the transfer work. A registration status is required to graduate. Students should select either the Graduation Quarter or the Permit for Services Only special registration status on the Last Units Out of Residence petition. Refer to the Special Registration Status section of the bulletin for a description of theses statuses. An application to graduate should be submitted through Axess.

Graduation Quarter

Undergraduates may petition one time only for Graduation Quarter in their terminal quarter only if:

  1. filing a Request for Last Units Out of Residence in order to complete up to 15 final units at another institution; or
  2. returning from a discontinued status and filing a Request to Return and Register in Undergraduate Study  in order to confer their degree; or
  3. if all degree requirements, including honors theses, have been completed and student requires a registration status to graduate, but will not be using University resources or housing.

Coterminal students are only eligible for the Graduation Quarter special registration status if they are applying to confer both the undergraduate and graduate degree in the same quarter. Undergraduates may be eligible for Graduation Quarter status in these three situations only if the student has completed all graduation requirements and will not be utilizing University resources, including housing. The deadline for the completed Graduation Quarter petition is the Preliminary Study List deadline of the applicable quarter. Undergraduates must apply to graduate through Axess if applying for the Graduation Quarter special registration status.