Langone Program students may register for a maximum of nine total credits in each Fall and Spring term and a maximum of six credits in each of the Summer modules: Summer 1 and Summer 2. Additionally, they may take up to 4.5 credits in each of the Intensive modules: Winter and Late Summer. Please note that due to course schedules, taking 4.5 credits during an Intensive module is often difficult and never guaranteed.
On occasion, part-time students face personal or professional circumstances that justify accelerating the pace of program completion once they have finished their Core courses. Students who feel they are in such a situation should meet with an academic advisor and may then petition the MBA Academic Policy Board in writing to accelerate their programs. In exceptional cases, students will be granted to take more than 9 credits, up to a maximum of 15, in one or more Fall or Spring semesters towards completion of their program of study at Stern. In rare circumstances, students may be permitted to accelerate during the Summer I or II modules. Accelerations in these modules are, generally, unnecessary (since students may already take 6 credits in 6 weeks) and not advisable due to the demands of these intensive modules.
To be considered for an acceleration, students must have completed all Stern Core courses (with the exception of the Langone Core and Professional Responsibility) and submit a formal "Application to Accelerate the Part-Time MBA Program" for each requested Fall or Spring semester prior to the acceleration semester. The application must include the following information:
The application is submitted to the MBA Academic Policy Board in writing via the online application, preferably one month prior to the beginning of the semester for which acceleration is requested.
Accelerations are considered and approved for the current or next semester, only. If a student is interested in taking an acceleration for any semester beyond the immediately upcoming semester, they must wait until that designated application period.
Note that applications are considered for a single term only. A new application must be submitted prior to any subsequent terms for which you wish to request acceleration.
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