Twenty-four credits are required for and limited to PhD candidates who passed prelim oral and are on active-student status. Register for 12 credits of this course in each of the two semesters after passing your oral exam.
Register for this every semester after completing the 24 doctoral thesis credits and while you hold a teaching assistantship or fellowship. This significantly reduces the fringe benefits the department must pay. There is an application form.
The Graduate Student Services and Progress (GSSP) office is the only office authorized to provide permission numbers for WRIT 8888, and WRIT 8444.
For students who must register to meet the requirement to be on active-student status. Does not meet any internal or external agency requirement—not for an assistantship, visa status, deferred loans, financial aid. The department limits this registration to two semesters.