Many factors influence students' individual D-Plans. The total number of terms in residence is determined by the Registrar at the end of the first term. Students who request an increase or decrease to their assigned number of terms in residence must petition the Registrar.
If additional terms in residence are granted, it does not guarantee additional financial aid will be awarded. Additional terms are not granted if the student has completed all degree requirements.
A D-Plan consists of a combination of terms with the following designations:
- R-terms: in residence on the Dartmouth campus or remote
- L-terms: leave-terms in which students are not taking courses at Dartmouth
- O-terms for those terms spent on Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus programs
Transfer students are encouraged to consult their undergraduate dean or use the various resources on Dartmouth's website for more information about D-Plans.