Degree Completion Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Graduate College provides guidance and information to students to assist them in complying with plan of study requirements. However, the final responsibility to comply with academic regulations and to be familiar with the information contained in the university catalog rests with the student.

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1. How do I locate academic policies and degree requirements for my program?

2. When is the last day to drop a course without receiving a “W” on my transcript?

3. When is the last day to withdraw from a class?

4. What should I do if I cannot complete the term due to a medical condition or exceptional circumstance?

5. What should I do if I need to request to waive a university requirement?

6. What is a grade forgiveness policy and does the Graduate College have one?

7. How do I find out what courses I must take to complete my degree program?

8. Who is my advisor?

9. What is a Plan of Study?

10. How do I submit a Plan of Study?

11. What are considered passing grades in my graduate program?

12. What constitutes continuous enrollment?

13. How do I apply for graduation?

14. I applied for graduation but I will not finish my requirements on time. What do I do?

 Last Modified 5/12/21