FYI – Memo to be sent to all graduate students on Monday, February 20, 2012.  Regards, The Graduate School







February 20, 2012


To:       Graduate Students planning for Spring 2012 Graduation

cc:        Graduate Coordinators; Graduate Administrative Staff


RE:       Only 8 days left until the Midpoint of the Term

**Tuesday, February 28, 2012**


Reminder… if you plan on graduating this term, you have 8 days left until the Midpoint of the term to meet multiple published deadlines.


NO EXCEPTIONS to Graduate School published deadlines.  You must notify your academic unit of changes BEFORE Tuesday, February 28, 2012.


Please review the checklist for students who are planning on graduating at the end of the term at  You must log into GIMS and verify that your degree program and supervisory committee are correct by using the “Verification” button.  See the checklist for more details.


(1)             All changes to your degree program—including degree title, college, major, and, if applicable, minor and/or concentration--must be entered into GIMS by your academic unit no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2012.


(2)             All changes to your supervisory committee (including a change from thesis to non-thesis option) must be entered into GIMS by your academic unit no later than

5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2012.


(3)             Credit Transfer Deadline:  The Graduate School must receive all requests for transfer credit from academic units by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.


(4)             Submission of Concurrent and Nontraditional Doctoral/Master’s Degree Program:  You must submit a complete packet of materials for participation in a concurrent and or nontraditional doctoral/master’s degree programs, including up-to-date programs of study no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.


(5)             Grade Resolution Deadline:  Review your transcript NOW for pending or punitive grades.  Problem grades, such as I (Incomplete) or NG (No Grade Reported), must appear on your transcript with a grade assignment by 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2012.  Change of Grade forms “in process” will not satisfy this deadline.

(6)             Grade Point Average Requirements:  Students are required to have a 3.00 overall grade point average and 3.00 major (and minor, if applicable) grade point average to graduate.


Additional Resources:   Please review these websites for more detailed information.  If selecting the link results in an error message, copy then paste the text into the URL address of your web browser to open the site.


Deadlines and Critical Dates:

Thesis and Dissertation Deadlines:


Dissertation Checklist:


Thesis Checklist:


Supervisory Committee Attendance Requirements:

Degree Award Requirements:


Graduate School Graduation Checklist



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