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Admission to Candidacy (Form D)

Admission to Candidacy (Form D)


Admission to candidacy is a traditional component of graduate study; the purpose of which is to provide a planned, formal review of the student's progress toward the specified program of study. The review enables the student, in consultation with appropriate University officials, to make warranted changes in the program. Admission to candidacy should be an expression of confidence that the student will (with appropriate, continued effort) be able to complete all requirements for the degree. All degree seeking graduate students must apply for and be admitted to candidacy by submitting Form D to the Office of Graduate Studies. Admission to graduate studies and admission to candidacy are two separate procedures. Students seeking master's or specialist degrees should submit Form D to the Office of Graduate Studies after completion of at least twelve hours of course work but no later than the first week of the semester of program completion. Failure to meet the filing deadline (of Form D) may delay graduation by at least one semester.


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 Last Modified 9/24/14