UMass degree-seeking graduate students are required to maintain continuous enrollment by registering every fall and spring semester until their degree is awarded.
If you are not registering for any courses or credits in a fall or spring semester and you are not filing for your degree, you must enroll in the Continuous Enrollment course, also known as Program Fee. You can enroll in the Continuous Enrollment course in SPIRE prior to the end of add/drop each fall and spring semester. The Class Number for Continuous Enrollment is found in the Schedule of Classes under GRADSCH 999.
- An incomplete course from a previous semester does not maintain your enrollment.
- First semester students and non-degree students are not eligible for Continuous Enrollment.
- The cost for Continuous Enrollment/Program Fee is $285.00 which will be billed by the Bursar's Office.
- Students on Continuous Enrollment are also assessed half of the Graduate Student Senate Tax.