Students are assigned to the current catalog at the time of first entrance into ETSU. Transfer students may receive a no obligation shift back to the catalog in effect upon their first entrance into higher education by request to the graduation office in the Office of the Registrar. If graduation does not occur within six years of the catalog of record, students must (1) shift to the current catalog or (2) receive a catalog extension from the dean of the college of the major. Students may request one change of catalog (in addition to the no obligation change described above) from the graduation office. This request can conveniently occur at the time of application for graduation.