Students normally will meet the requirements of their matriculation catalog. If a student wishes to use the graduation catalog instead, the student needs to request an official change of catalog from the program director. A student has five years after the matriculation date to complete their degree program. Students may petition the program director for an extension up to an additional two years. A student's catalog expires seven years after the matriculation date. If a student's catalog has expired, the requirements of the graduation catalog must be met.