Date: 6 April 2009
To: All UF Graduate Coordinators and Staff
From: UF Graduate School Data Management
RE: NEW CONCURRENT DEGREE PROCEDURE
In the interest of streamlining work processes and making everyone's life easier, you will no longer need to submit a change of degree form on GIMS *and* a concurrent degree form via campus mail when you have students who want to pursue a concurrent degree (two master's degrees at once).
Instead, all you'll need to fill out and submit now is the concurrent degree form found on the UF Graduate School website (http://gradschool.ufl.edu/pdf-files/concurrent-degree-program-form.pdf) and send it to UF Graduate School Data Management (POB 115000).
The only time you'll need to submit a change of degree form on GIMS is if (1) a student wants to drop his/her old graduate degree program and move into a new one, (2) a student has graduated from his/her old graduate degree program and wants to pursue a new one, or (3) a student wants to add another graduate degree program while keeping the old one, without being considered a concurrent degree or non-traditional doctoral/master's degree student.
Thanks much for your attention to this simplification of the concurrent degree process -- and for all you do to keep graduate education humming at the University of Florida. If you have any questions, please let us know.