You should expect to file an Application to Candidacy (ATC) with the Graduate School after two or three semesters of full-time enrollment toward the master's degree, or after six semesters of full-time enrollment toward the doctoral degree.
Candidates must file the ATC by the specified deadlines. Committees cannot receive ATCs immediately prior to the expected graduation date. Once the Graduate School approves the ATC, written notification of approval will be sent to the student.
For Degree Conferral on:
|June 1, 2017
||September 1, 2017||February 1, 2018
Application to Candidacy due:
|March 1, 2017||July 1, 2017
||October 1, 2017|
All required conferral materials due:
|May 19, 2017||August 11, 2017
||January 19, 2018|
Minor amendments to the ATC which become necessary through changes in registration (e.g., adding or deleting anticipated courses or credits) must be formalized through the Change Expected Conferral Date/Amend ATC form available on the Forms for Students page. This form must be endorsed by the director of graduate studies or chair of the student's department. These amendments are then reviewed by the Graduate School.
Once admitted to candidacy, a student may not need to enroll for 12 credits (9 credits for graduate, teaching and research assistants) to be certified as a full-time student.