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Message from the Dean of Graduate Studies

The Graduate Coordinator
Role Resources Support Personnel Publications/Files Electronic Publications (e-Pubs) Electronic Support

Campus Resources
Division of Graduate Studies Ancillary Support Offices

Admissions Progress to Degree

Recruitment and Retention
Recruitment Retention

Financial Assistance
Main Types of Assistance Assistantships and Associateships Tuition Waivers (Domestic Students) Tuition Waivers (International Students)

The Admission Cycle Cancellation of Admission

University Admission – Graduate/Postbacalaureate Program Admission


ADMISSIONS —– General Information
Standardized Testing Special Admission Special Admission Follow-up Break in Enrollment–Readmission of Returning Students Change of Degree Objective Certificate of Advanced Study Programs Second Master's Degree M.A. or M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Catalog Year Continuous Enrollment Campus Definition of Full-Time Student Status Full-time vs. Part-time Status Requirement for Full-Time Enrollment International Students Planned Educational Leave Requests Time to Degree Request for Record Adjustment Tuition and Registration Fees

Advancement to Candidacy
Other Departmental Requirements Program Adjustment Request

Appeals and Petitions
Academic Overload Course Validation Graduate Student Petitions (General)

Grading/Academic Credits
Administrative Academic Probation (AAP) — Academic Disqualification — Program Disqualification — Credit/No Credit Grading (CR/NC) — Continuing Education Enrollment (Extension) — Incompletes — Repetition of Courses/Grade Substitution — Required GPA — Retroactive Withdrawals — Summer Enrollment — Undergraduate Enrollment in 200-Level Courses

The Culminating Experience
The Comprehensive Examination The Project The Thesis

Hooding Ceremony Distinction Proof of Degree Granted Certification Letters And Beyond

Curriculum Change
Writing Requirement

New Degree Programs

Teaching Associates/Graduate Assistants

Doctoral Degrees