I. Registration Requirements

During Stage II, students are expected to register for 12 units each semester, and must be registered for the
semester of any examination, oral or written, required for the PhD degree. They may enroll for lecture
courses or seminars; language courses; 299 units (supervised independent study in a particular subject;
study for language requirements, examinations, and/or dissertation research); and 300-level units (in
conjunction with GSI appointments); and Individual Study for Doctoral Students (602). They should
petition for in absentia registration status when intending to spend up to two semesters traveling for
fieldwork or research abroad. Students may also withdraw but they would then have to apply for
readmission and readmission is not guaranteed as well as deal with residency issues. Students should seek
the advice of the SAO and Graduate Advisor prior to any major change in registration status.