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 for Plan A (Thesis)

If you’re a Plan A master’s student completing a thesis, you’ll need to be registered in either 799A or 799B when you submit your thesis to Montezuma Publishing for publication. 799B is a thesis extension course designed for students who were unable to submit their thesis while registered for 799A.

Thesis Extension for Plan B (Non-Thesis)

If you’re a Plan B master’s student who’s preparing for a comprehensive exam, project, or other culminating experience in your final semester, you’ll need to register for 799C in order to take advantage of your extension.  Enrolling in 799C is optional in nearly all master’s programs.

For “Leave of Absence” and other policy information, please consult SDSU’s “Orientation and Handbook for New Graduate Students” or visit grad.sdsu.edu.

For registration approval, please email Graduate Affairs at gra@sdsu.edu.

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.

Extension Cost and Registration Deadlines

Regular registration ($975): February 1, 2022

Late registration (with $25 Late Fee): February 2, 2022 - April 29, 2022

Deadline to Drop (with 65% refund*): February 2, 2022

Deadline to Withdraw (NO refund): April 29, 2022

After April 29, students must use the SDSU Global Campus Petition for Special Consideration process to register or withdraw.

*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.

To gain approval to register, or if you have any additional questions, please contact SDSU Graduate and Research Affairs by calling (619) 594-5213 or emailing gra@sdsu.edu. You can also visit their office on SDSU’s campus at Student Services East, Room 1410.

How to Register with SDSU Global Campus

After gaining approval from SDSU Graduate Division, you can register either online, in-person, or via mail.

Online Registration

Upon receiving approval for your extension, you’ll be eligible to register for either 799B or 799C.

In-Person/Mail Registration

To register in person or via mail, please complete and print an SDSU Global Campus registration form. You’ll need to bring or mail the completed form to the Registration Office, located at the following address:

SDSU Gateway Center Building, Hardy Avenue Entrance
5250 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182

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. 

Click here to visit the College of Graduate Studies website

Courses

2021 Summer2021 Fall2022 Winter2022 Spring
2022 Spring
INT S 0799B Thesis Extension
Registration in any semester or term following assignment of RP in Course 799A in which the student expects to use the facilities and resources of the university; also the student must be registered in the course when the completed thesis or project is granted final approval.
Course Date(s)
January 18 - May 16
Register
2022 Spring
INT S 0799C Comprehensive Examination
Enrollment in 799C (0 units) is intended solely for those graduate students who have completed all degree requirements except for the comprehensive examination (Plan B) option. Enrollment in 799C is not necessary if a student is enrolled in other coursework during the semester they take the comprehensive examination. Enrollment in 799C is limited to two semesters.
Course Date(s)
January 18 - May 16
Register