Students who have a break in a degree program and do not intend to finish need to have the program discontinued.
Sample situations which require discontinuation:
- When a student has enrolled in classes but then decides to leave the program, switch majors to a different IUPUI school or department, or go to a different university and not return to finish
- A student is enrolled in a master's program and then decides to do the PhD instead - not intending to finish the master's at all
- A student is enrolled in a PhD program and decides to stop out with a master's
Often these situations require a new application if the student is staying at IUPUI, but we also need to discontinue the former degree program to keep it from remaining active even after the student graduates. In these situations, please submit the Termination Form linked above via RTS and include any correspondence where the student confirms their wishes to stop the degree program.
At the discretion of the department, a student who has discontinued a degree program can reapply to continue study, utilizing previously completed courses, if there is no more than a 5-year gap since last degree enrollment.