The doctoral student must take and pass the doctoral comprehensive examination and advance to candidacy within five years from the beginning of doctoral coursework. After the establishment of degree candidacy, a maximum of five years will be allowed for completion of degree requirements. Failure to complete the work within the five years will necessitate re-evaluation of the entire program and may result in a notice of termination. In compelling circumstances and on the written recommendation of the student's program, the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies may grant a one-year extension. Some academic units may impose more stringent time requirements.