After the Sixth Year

Students beyond the sixth-year of study may only register with the special permission of the Associate Dean of the Graduate School. Requests for an extension of the period of study and permission to register should first be made to the DGS. Students beyond the sixth year are, with few exceptions, not eligible for the Yale Dissertation Fellowship.

The dissertation may still be turned in, however, and the Ph.D. completed, any number of years after the approval of the prospectus, so long as the faculty remains willing to consider the dissertation.