TO:   Graduate Students

cc:   Departments


FROM: Graduate School


RE:   If you are graduating in Spring 2005


If you are intending to graduate this term, please begin now to contact your committee members and schedule your thesis/dissertation defense or nonthesis final examination. Students who are unable to meet submission deadlines should expect to graduate in the Summer B/C term.


For students that are "cleared prior," the Graduate School can provide a Letter of Degree Verification Status 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. All requests for a letter must be submitted prior to two weeks before the end of the term.


FINAL TERM PROCEDURES are detailed online at Deadlines are posted in the Graduate Catalog and Graduate Student Handbook, also online at


Please review this information carefully.



Graduate School

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611

phone: (352) 392-6622

fax: (352) 392-8729