- Full-time: 6 semesters
- Part-time: 12 semesters
Extension of the maximum length of studies (art. 4.5)
A student who has not met the requirements for the program within the maximum length of time permitted, and who would like to continue the program, may obtain an extension for a period not exceeding one year (three semesters). The request will be accepted if it is reasonable to believe that the activities that remain can be completed within the requested extension period.
Unauthorized absence (art. 4.2.2)
Beginning with the second study semester, a student in a Specialized Graduate Studies Diploma (DESS) program or a masters program with project is entitled to an unauthorized absence of up to three consecutive semesters, without following any specific procedure.
However, an unauthorized absence does not extend the maximum length of time permitted for completing the program.
Authorized absence (art. 4.5)
n authorized absence is not taken into consideration when calculating the length of studies or the deadlines applicable to certain specific conditions. Therefore, the maximum length of time permitted for completing the program will be extended by the number of semesters corresponding to the authorized period of absence, which may be a maximum of three consecutive or non-consecutive semesters.
Please note that the By-Law stipulates a deadline for submitting a request for an authorized absence, namely that the authorization for absence must be obtained and validated before the end of the registration period for the first semester of the absence. Otherwise, the absence will be considered to be unauthorized. For specialized graduate diploma (DESS) programs and masters programs with project, an absence can only be authorized beginning with the second study semesters.
Any request for an authorized absence must be justified by a valid reason, such as illness, parental leave, or professional or family obligations, and must be substantiated by supporting documentation.