Students should complete degree requirements within ten years, especially those enrolled in curricula with scientifically and technically oriented content. Students experiencing a break between courses in a sequence of scientific or technical courses may need to repeat one or more prerequisite courses or take qualifying examinations when re-entering the sequence. Consultation with the appropriate department head will be the determining factor. Students absent from the college for three or more years may need to rematriculate upon their return. They may choose to rematriculate in the current version of their original degree program or in a different degree program.