To: Graduate Students (If you have graduated or will not enroll for
Spring 2003, you will be deleted from this listserv automatically after
drop/add in January)
CC: Administrative Staff, Graduate Coordinators
Subject: Students Attempting to Clear Prior for Spring 2004 Graduation
Students seeking to clear prior* so as not to register for their final term
in Spring 2004 must have all relevant materials submitted to the Graduate
School no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, JANUARY 5, 2004. Students on a
fellowship or assistantship in their final term *must* maintain the
appropriate registration for the appointment regardless of the "need" for
Students exempt from final term registration must meet all of the following
conditions before the start of the first day of classes [January 5, 2004]:
1. Correctly registered in the preceding term [Fall 2003].
2. Completed all degree requirements, including final submission of the
dissertation, thesis, or project and the final examination report.
3. Submitted the final examination form for the nonthesis degree
4. Cleared all incompletes or other unresolved grades.
5. Filed degree application with Office of the University Registrar
A letter stating that the degree will be awarded pending the vote of the
college faculty can be prepared by the Graduate School, if requested by the
student prior to the last two weeks of the term. Degree Candidate
Verification request forms are available at
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/education/currentstudents.html and outside 106
Grinter Hall. A letter of degree candidate verification is a courtesy to the
student and must be requested prior to the last two weeks of the term; it is
not a requirement for graduation.
Please note that although you may have fulfilled department requirements,
you have not been awarded your degree until the Graduate School certifies
the degree to the University Registrar. That is done at the end of Spring
term for all students who applied to graduate. The Graduate School can
provide a Letter of Degree Candidate Verification that many employers and
licensure boards will accept, but check with them first. Some employers and
licensure boards require the degree statement on the transcript and that
will not be available until about three days after certification in May.
Check your Graduate Student Handbook for critical dates at
Coordinator, Office of Graduate Student Records and Certifications
Research and Graduate Programs
University of Florida
103 Grinter Hall
Gainesville, Fl. 32611
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