You may already have an ABD completed without realizing it! You are ABD when you have completed All But the Dissertation.
What is all but the dissertation? All but the dissertation means you have taken all the courses you need to take to earn a doctoral degree. It means you have taken your PhD comprehensive exam. It means you have defended your dissertation proposal. At this point, you might feel you almost deserve a degree already, so someone invented the term All But Dissertation degree. Unfortunately, ABD is not a real degree offered by any university, and getting this far will do you no good if you don’t finish your dissertation. For many students, this stage is challenging emotionally, personally, socially, and practically as well as intellectually, and unfortunately only about 56% of doctoral students earn their PhD status within 10 years. One reason many ABD students do not finish their dissertation is that they lack the support and guidance needed to navigate the dissertation process.
When you are ABD, all that is left for you to do is your original research and then write your dissertation with the assistance of your dissertation mentor. Take control of your future and use the resources available to you to complete your dissertation at Genesis University at this page.