Steps to Graduation
|Step||What to Do||When||Approved By|
|1||Meet with your degree program Graduate Advisor to plan your course of study. Don’t know who your advisor is?
Directors of Graduate Study
|Before semester registration.||Graduate Advisor|
|2||Together with your Advisor, prepare a Plan of Study.
Plan of Study.
|Your advisor will tell you—but no later than your 12th credit hour.||Graduate Advisor and other degree program faculty.|
|4||Form a Comprehensive Assessment Committee.||Determined by individual degree program.||Graduate advisor or Program Chair.|
|3||If a thesis/dissertation is required, identify an advisor and thesis committee. (This committee takes the place of the Comprehensive Assessment Committee).||Determined by individual degree program.||Graduate advisor or Program Chair.|
|4||Apply for graduation.
Application for Graduation.
|Before or at the beginning of your final semester. For exact time see University Calendar||Graduate Advisor|
|5||Attend Countdown to Commencement for information about caps/gowns, announcements, rings etc.||November and March of each year. Announced by Registrar’s Office.||Office of the Registrar|
|6||Submit your comprehensive examination approval. Comprehensive Assessment Evaluation Report||Determined by individual degree program.||Graduate Advisor|
|7||If a thesis/dissertation is required, defend your thesis/dissertation and submit approval.
ETD final submission form:
|Determined by individual degree program.||Thesis/Dissertation committee.|
|8||If a thesis/dissertation is required, upload your approved ETD to the ETD Administrator site.||Determined by individual degree program.||Thesis/Dissertation committee.|