This program is designed for graduate students who need additional time to prepare for their Comprehensive Exam or Thesis/Project. For additional questions and to gain approval to register, please contact the SDSU Graduate Division office 619-594-5213.
This program is designed exclusively for graduate students currently studying at San Diego State University.
Need some more time to finish your graduate studies at SDSU? Our Thesis Extension program is designed to help you get the additional time you need to prepare for your Comprehensive Exam or Thesis/Project.
Thesis Extension (799B) and Comprehensive Exam Extension (799C) are available only to active SDSU master’s students.
Thesis Extension for Plan A (Thesis) Master’s Students: INT S 799B
If you’re a Plan A master’s student, you should register for 799A through your home department in the spring, summer, or fall term that you complete your thesis. You should then submit your completed thesis to Montezuma Publishing.
If you’re unable to submit your thesis to Montezuma Publishing before the end of the term, you must register for 799B (Thesis Extension) in a subsequent term. You can take 799B either through your home department or through Global Campus course INT S 799B. When you submit your thesis to Montezuma Publishing, they will check to see if you are registered in 799A or 799B at that time.
Comprehensive Exam Extension for Plan B (Non-Thesis): INT S 799C
Some Plan B (non-thesis) master’s programs link the final Comprehensive Examination (or other culminating experience) with a specific department course number. Even in programs with no Comprehensive Examination course, students can request registration permission for 799C in the corresponding semester. Global Campus course INT S 799C is an option for students who are:
- actively working towards their Comprehensive Examination (or other culminating experience)
- do not have a department Comprehensive Examination course to register for, and
- are not registering for any main campus courses in the same semester.
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For “Leave of Absence” and other policy information, please visit grad.sdsu.edu.
Fall and Spring Term: $975 per course
Summer Term: $450 per course
If you’d like to register or withdraw from the Thesis Extension program, you’ll need to submit an SDSU Global Campus Petition for Special Consideration.
*All credit refunds are subject to a $21 administrative charge plus ASB/student fees will be deducted after your first class session. Registration or withdrawal after deadline dates is by petition only for serious and compelling reasons.
How to Register and Pay
Thesis Extension and Comprehensive Exam Extension are only available to active SDSU master’s students who are completing their degree and have met specific conditions.
If you’re an eligible student and you’re interested in registering, please contact the College of Graduate Studies to gain registration approval by emailing email@example.com. You can also call Graduate Studies at 619-594-5213, or visit their office on SDSU’s campus at Student Services East, Room 1410. After approval, Graduate Studies will email you with specific registration instructions.
About the College of Graduate Studies
SDSU’s College of Graduate Studies provides leadership and support to scholars engaged in over 100 master’s, doctoral, and advanced certificate programs at San Diego State University. In collaboration with faculty, staff, and students across the sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences, arts, education, and business, our team strives to ensure the integrity and high quality of graduate degrees, and facilitate their timely completion.
Prerequisites: Prior registration in Thesis 799A with an assigned grade symbol of RP