To: Graduate Students
Cc: Graduate Coordinators; Department Chairs; Administrative Staff
Subject: IF YOU ARE GRADUATING IN FALL 2002
Refer to the Graduate Catalog
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/gradcat/2002-2003/ or Graduate Student
Handbook http://ufgrad.premierplanner.org/daily/ for deadline information.
IF YOU ARE GRADUATING IN FALL 2002
Certifying your degree is a three-step process: The department certifies to
the college that all specific course and program requirements have been
satisfactorily fulfilled; the college then certifies to the Graduate School
that all college degree requirements have been satisfactorily fulfilled; the
Graduate School certifies that all Graduate Council policies and University
of Florida requirements have been satisfactorily fulfilled. The University
of Florida awards the degree.
The following information is provided by the Graduate School. It is
important that you communicate with your department regarding these and any
1. The late degree application deadline for Fall 2001 term is WEDNESDAY,
OCTOBER 16 at 5:00 p.m. if approved by your department and college. Submit
to the Graduate School Records Office in Walker Hall. The form is online at
http://www.reg.ufl.edu/pdf/latedeginfo.pdf There is no fee. NOTE: Late
degree applications will not be accepted by the Graduate School after this
date. Students who miss this deadline may "clear prior" for Spring 2002.
(See definition of "clear prior" in the Graduate Catalog at
2. A degree application does not “carry over” from the previous term. The
student is required to reapply for the new term in accordance with the
published deadline. This is also the case for students approved by the
Graduate School to “clear prior” for the current semester.
3. Unless "cleared prior," students must meet minimum registration
requirements (or be appropriately registered for the assistantship or
fellowship) and be appropriately registered in courses that count toward the
degree. Doctoral students should be registered for three credits of 7980 and
master's-thesis students should be registered for three credits of 6971 (or
project hours, if appropriate).
4. Students who submitted a thesis or dissertation for Summer 2002, but did
not graduate in Summer and did not clear prior for Fall 2002, are NOT
automatically included with the Fall graduation submissions. To graduate in
the Fall, these students must meet the first submission deadlines for theses
5. All changes to the Supervisory Committee including a change from thesis
to nonthesis, and requests for Transfer of Credit must be completed by
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16.
6. Resolution of problem grades (Incompletes or NG) must be completed by
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9. Contact your department about any outstanding issues.
7. Students are required to have a 3.0 GPA overall AND 3.0 GPA in the major
(and minor, if applicable) to graduate.
October 16, Wednesday 5:00 p.m.
*Last day to submit changes to supervisory committee chair/members and to
change from thesis to nonthesis.
* Last day to submit a late degree application to the Graduate School.
October 21, Monday, 5:00 p.m.
Last day for candidates for doctoral degrees to file dissertations, fee
receipts for library hardbinding and microfilming, and all doctoral forms
with the Graduate School, 264 Grinter Hall.
November 12, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
Last day to submit signed master's theses, Final Examination Reports, and
binding fee receipts to Graduate School, 264 Grinter Hall.
December 9, Monday, 9:00 a.m.
Deadline to resolve all "I" and "NG" grades and other outstanding problems
in order to be certified for the degree.
December 9, Monday, 5:00 p.m.
Last day to submit electronic thesis or dissertation to Graduate School
Editorial Office, 160 Grinter, for review and links and corrections. All
master's thesis students also must submit 4 copies of the unpaged academic
abstract. (note: new location)
December 16, Monday, 5:00 p.m.
* Last day to submit signed original bond dissertations, abstracts, and
Final Examination Reports to Editorial Office, 160 Grinter (note: new
*Last day to submit signed original bond theses and abstracts to Editorial
Office, 160 Grinter during renovation (note: new location).
* Last day to submit Final Examination Reports for nonthesis degrees to 106
Grinter Hall (note: new location).