Date: December 11, 2007
To: Administrative Staff
cc: Graduate Deans, Department Chairs, and
From: Gann Enholm, Coordinator for Graduate Student Records
Re: Degree Certification on December 18, 2007
FALL 2007 DEGREE CERTIFICATION
1. FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE TERM.
Degree certification will be our top priority for the remainder of this
term. Please check the student deficiency website at
to verify that your degree candidates do not have outstanding issues posted
to this website. Please note that this site includes all your graduate
students with issues, not just degree candidates.
2. UNRESOLVED FINAL TERM GRADE ISSUES.
The Graduate School certifies degrees based on final term grades submitted
by the Monday, DECEMBER 17, 2007, 12:00 PM closure of Grade-A-Gator. Please
remind your faculty of the negative impact on degree candidates if grades
are not submitted by the deadline.
Should you have students with unresolved final term grades, please remind
them to reapply for Spring 2008 graduation by the published deadline.
3. DEGREE CERTIFICATION.
Academic units should find out from their college degree certification
coordinators when their material is due to the college deans. Final college
degree certification occurs online this semester and must be completed by
10:00 AM on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2007.
IF you are a college coordinator and unavailable to complete the on-line
degree certification transaction by the 10:00 AM deadline on DECEMBER 18,
2007, please let me know who will be your replacement. Reply to
[log in to unmask] with the contact information.
4. DEGREE CANDIDATE STATUS VERIFICATION LETTERS.
Requests for Degree Candidate Status Verification Letters for students
graduating in the Fall 2007 term received after DECEMBER 7, 2007 are not
being processed. Students certified on DECEMBER 18, 2007 will be able to
request a transcript from the Office of the University Registrar for proof
of the degree as early as DECEMBER 21, 2007.
5. ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS NOT GRADUATING.
The entire Graduate Student Records Office will resume their assistance with
non-degree certification issues on Wednesday, December 19, 2007.
In the meantime, students requiring assistance for urgent, non-degree
certification issues should see Teresa Geer or Kathy Carroll in Room 106.
PLANNING FOR SPRING 2008
1. GRADUATION CHECKS.
It is critical that the departments do the graduation check for students
intending to graduate in Spring 2008 since we monitor different things.
The Graduate School will begin graduation checks automatically as soon as
the degree candidate list is published from the Registrar for the Spring
2. ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY.
Forms received after December 7, 2007 will not be processed until after the
drop/add period for the Spring 2008 term. Just a reminder--it is not
required for you to submit a registration adjustment (drop/add form) for
students enrolled in 7979 during the term in which they are reclassified to
a 9. Students in a doctoral program classified as 7, 8, or 9 may continue to
register for 7979, but only students with a 9 classification can be enrolled
in 7980 and have the course funded by the State for the University.
Thank you for your cooperation.
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611