Voluntary. Students have the option to request to voluntarily enter the Extended Study Program (ESP) program. Its purpose is to provide additional time to address personal and academic issues by creating a program of study that allows students to complete any given year of the curriculum in two years. Students must petition the Dean to voluntarily become an ESP student no later than the completion of 50% of a quarter. Requests received after the fifth week are reviewed by the Dean and granted only for reasons of substantiated hardship or medical emergencies.
Students will be assessed tuition for any additional years of instruction.
Academic. A student may be placed in the Extended Study Program (ESP) for academic reasons at the discretion of the Promotions Committee having jurisdiction over the student's academic progress. A student placed in ESP for academic reasons is automatically placed on academic probation and will not be returned to good academic standing until all failed courses are retaken and passed, and a subsequent quarter at the full credit load is successfully completed. If a student is placed in ESP, such action does not modify or limit the Promotion Committee's options for recommendation for dismissal. Thus, the student may be dismissed for academic reasons while in ESP. Students will be assessed tuition for any additional years of instruction.