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NOTE: An increasingly common problem is that of committees passing dissertations that may require extensive revisions. Ideally, the committee should be able to determine in advance of the defense whether the dissertation is truly ready to defend. If, while reviewing the dissertation, the committee suspects major revisions may be required that will take longer than 30 days, the final examination should be postponed. If it only becomes evident during the course of the final examination that revisions to the dissertation cannot easily be completed during the prescribed 30 days, the student should be failed. There is no such thing as a “provisional pass.”