I am curious about this - I'm currently undergoing a Masters degree and am almost finished.
I finished the coursework, however I still have the thesis project plus the thesis. And it's looking unlikely for the Spring semester.
My prof is a little bit agitated, but i'm just strapped for time. I'm working full-time and school is simply becoming second-fiddle to work. I come home from work, and if I'm lucky I can spend 20 minutes on school material. Weekends are tough also, as I travel to meet family.
However, I feel that taking a semester off only hurts my overall situation. Because even being registered for 1 hour of thesis credit is a sort-of motivation for me. I.E "OK i'm paying money so I better get my money's worth"
However I see the other argument which is "well if you knowyou can't graduate this semester then why not just do the work without paying.. then register the following semester?"
But I am worried that there'll be some hidden snag associated with re-enrolling?
Does anybody have advice/suggestions? Intuitively i'd rather pay-up and at least stay enrolled, but I caan sympathize with my prof's view.