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Subject:

Reminder--Critical Dates for Spring 2003

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Linda Vivian <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 20 Feb 2003 09:58:41 -0500

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Critical dates are posted published in the Graduate Catalog and Graduate
Student Handbook and posted in the online versions at
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/gradcat/ and
http://ufgrad.premierplanner.org/daily/ for your reference.  Published
(yellow) copies of University of Florida Deadlines are no longer available
for student distribution.


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
DEADLINES: SPRING SEMESTER 2003

For Colleges and Departments, Graduate Advisers, and Graduate Students

First Floor, Linton E. Grinter Hall (GRI)
Associate Dean’s Office 392-4646
For questions about the following, please call the appropriate number:

392-1282        Theses and Dissertations
392-4643        Graduate Student Records
Degree Requirements                     Transfer of Credit
Supervisory Committee Forms     Admission to Candidacy
Final Examination Reports

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Application for Degree:  Students who expect to graduate must apply for
their degrees before the specified deadline.  Applications for one semester
do not carry over to the next.

Supervisory Committee Forms—All Candidates:  A Supervisory Committee Form
must be filed with the Graduate School no later than the last day of classes
in the term in which the student will have completed 12 credit hours or the
end of the second term—whichever is later.  The Graduate Council may deny a
degree to any person who has failed to comply with this regulation at the
proper time.

Admission to Candidacy—Doctoral Candidates:  The student working toward a
doctoral degree is reminded that the Admission to Candidacy must be filed
with the Graduate School as soon as the qualifying examination has been
passed.  The qualifying examination may be given after the third semester of
graduate study beyond the bachelor’s degree.

Dissertation and Final Examination:
1.      The undefended dissertation, in final form, must be presented to the
Graduate School 5 working days before the final exam and no later than the
published deadline.
2.      Official notice of the student’s scheduled final oral exam and an
abstract should reach the Graduate Coordinator of the major department 10
working days before the examination.

Thesis Candidates:  Signature pages should be checked in the Editorial
Office before the defense date.

Note: Important Regulations Are Listed at the bottom of this message.

Deadlines For Spring Semester 2003

December 11, Wednesday, 4:00 PM:  Transfer of Credit.  Last day to file
petitions with the Graduate School for variations of degree requirements or
transfer of credit for a degree to be awarded at the end of this term.

January 3, Friday, 5:00 PM:  Registration According to Assigned Appointments

January 6, Monday:  Classes Begin, Drop/Add and Late Registration Begin

January 9, Thursday, 5:00 PM:  Last Day to Drop/Add, Change Sections, and
Late Register

January 17, Friday, 3:30 PM:  Deadline for Payment of Fees (S113 Criser)
Last day to pay fees without being subject to late fees.

January 20, Monday:  Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance
All classes suspended.  All offices closed.

January 31, Friday, 5:00 PM:  Degree Application
Last day to apply at Registrar's Office (S222 Criser) for degree to be
conferred at end of this term.

February 1, Saturday, 9:00 AM:  Graduate School Foreign Language Exam
Reading knowledge examinations in French, German, and Spanish.

February 26, Wednesday:  Midpoint of Term
Last day to complete doctoral qualifying exam if this term is to count as
part of the time that must elapse between the exam and graduation.

March 3, Monday, 5:00 PM:  Submission of Doctoral Dissertations
Last day to submit the completed, undefended dissertation for review to the
Editorial Office (160 GRI) to qualify for graduation this term:
1.      The original (not photocopied) dissertation, printed on the same letter-
quality printer to be used at final submission, inserted in the specified
expanding envelope, labeled on the flap with name, degree, major department,
and month and year of graduation.  Plain paper originals are accepted for
review.  All students including those who plan to submit an ETD for final
submission must submit a paper copy for review plus items 2 through 8 below.
2.      A General Audience Abstract that communicates in clear and effective,
nonspecialized language the contributions of the work to the state of
Florida, the nation, society in general, and/or the discipline. NOTE: This
abstract does not replace the academic abstract that appears in the
dissertation.
3.      A letter of transmittal from the supervisory chair to the graduate dean
indicating that the chair has read the dissertation and that it is ready for
review by the Graduate School.
4.      Two additional copies of the title page.
5.      Receipts from University Financial Services (S113 Criser, 8:30 AM to 3:30
PM) for $67.80 library processing and microfilm fees.
6.      All doctoral forms, obtained from the kiosk outside 106 GRI, completed
and signed.
7.      Notice (verbal) of date of scheduled final examination.
8.      Students in the College of Education must also submit a memorandum from
the College of Education Graduate Studies Office (125 NRN).
March 8-15:  Spring Break
All classes suspended.

April 4, Friday, 5:00 PM:  Submission of Defended Master's Theses
Last day to submit the signed, defended thesis to the Editorial Office, 160
GRI, to qualify for graduation this term:
1.      The original (not photocopied) defended thesis, printed on the same
letter-quality printer to be used at final submission, inserted in the
specified expanding envelope, labeled on the flap with name, degree, major
department, e-mail address, and month and year of graduation.  Plain paper
originals are accepted for review. Students who plan to submit an ETD for
final submission must submit a paper copy for review and the ETD signature
page signed by the student and committee plus items 2 through 7 below.
Performance or project option students in fine arts must submit 3 copies of
their PO summaries printed on 100% cotton bond paper and item 5 below.
2.      A General Audience Abstract that communicates in clear and effective,
nonspecialized language the contributions of the work to the state of
Florida, the nation, society in general, and/or the discipline.  NOTE: This
abstract does not replace the academic abstract that appears in the thesis.
3.      Signed Final Examination Report (original only).
4.      Receipt from University Financial Services (S113 Criser, 8:30 AM to 3:30
PM) for $12.80 library processing fee.
5.      Profile of Position After Graduation form (available from the kiosk
outside 106 GRI).
6.      Students in the College of Education must also submit a memorandum from
the College of Education Graduate Studies Office (125 NRN).
7.      Required copies should be made after the thesis has been reviewed.

April 21, Monday:  Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)
Last day to submit ETD to Graduate School Editorial Office for review of
links and corrections.

April 23, Wednesday:  Classes End

April 28, Monday, 5:00 PM:  Nonthesis Degrees
The Final Examination Report should be delivered to the Graduate Student
Records Office in 106 GRI.

April 28, Monday, 5:00 PM:  Final Submission of Master's Theses
Last day to submit the corrected original thesis on 20- or 24-lb,
100%-cotton bond to 160 GRI.  Consult the Guide on where to submit the
college copy (including signature page), also on bond and due by this date.
If you are a student submitting an ETD, by this date you must submit the
final PDF version of your thesis electronically, plus the signed ETD
signature and rights and permission pages on bond paper to 160 GRI.  All
master's thesis students must also submit 4 copies of the unpaged academic
abstract on 20? or 24-lb, 100%-cotton bond to 160 GRI, plus one extra copy
of the title page and the biographical sketch (on plain paper, page numbers
are okay).


April 28, Monday, 5:00 PM:  Final Submission of Defended Dissertations
Last day to submit the corrected original dissertation on 20- or 24-lb, 100%
cotton bond to 160 GRI.  Consult the Guide on where to submit the college
copy (including signature page), also on bond and due by this date.  If you
are a student submitting an ETD, by this date you must submit the final PDF
version of your dissertation electronically, plus the signed signature and
rights and permission pages on bond paper to 160 GRI.  All doctoral
dissertation students must also submit 5 copies of the unpaged academic
abstract on 20- or 24 lb, 100%-cotton bond to 160 GRI, plus one extra copy
of the title page and the biographical sketch (on plain paper, page numbers
are okay).  The signed Final Examination report (original only) also is due
in 160 GRI on this date.

May 2, Friday, 5:00 PM
Last day to drop course with department approval and receive W on
transcript.

May 2-3, Friday or Saturday:  Commencement Convocation
Tentative date.  Notification of dates and times of ceremonies for colleges
and schools will be sent to degree candidates as soon as plans are
finalized.  Please do not anticipate exact dates and times until
notification is received.

May 5, Monday, 9:00 AM:  Grades Due
All grades for this Semester due in Registrar’s Office.


SOME IMPORTANT REGULATIONS

REGISTRATION FOR FINAL TERM:  Students who are registered and who have
completed ALL REQUIREMENTS for a graduate degree* after the deadline, but
before the beginning of classes of the next term, may receive the degree in
the next term without registration.  However, such students must apply for
their degrees by the specified deadline.  Students who do not complete ALL*
requirements before the first day of classes must register for at least 3
hours during fall or spring terms or 2 hours for the summer term.  All
thesis and doctoral degree candidates must be registered for at least the
minimum number of credits for 6971 or 7980 during the term the final
examination is given and the term the degree is conferred.  Students who
wish to try to clear before the first day of classes so as not to have to
register should make first submission of their theses or dissertations to
the Editorial Office at least 3 weeks BEFORE the beginning of classes.
Final submission must be made before classes begin.  No exceptions will be
made to this policy.

*Including all petitions, course requirements, the oral defense, Graduate
School editorial review, and final submission of the corrected thesis or
dissertation.


IMPORTANT:  IGNORANCE OF A RULE OR A DEADLINE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A BASIS
FOR WAIVING THAT RULE OR DEADLINE.


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