ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY
Students must apply for Admission to Candidacy through the School of Graduate Studies at least one semester before the degree is conferred. The candidacy application should be approved by the student’s advisor. After the student files the application for candidacy, the School of Graduate Studies will execute a formal response of the students’ status in writing via a candidacy checklist and letter.
Application for Degree
After students apply for candidacy, they should complete an application for degree. The application for degree should be approved by the student’s academic unit chairperson. Students anticipating graduation should file an application for degree by the posted deadline. Students who fail to submit proper materials and applications on time will be deferred until the next graduation period.
Cap and Gown Order Form
All students anticipating graduation must complete a Cap and Gown Order Form. These forms are located in the Vice President for Academic Affairs’ Office.
Residence and Transfer Credits
The unconditionally admitted student is allowed to transfer a maximum of six semester hours of graduate credit from an accredited institution in which grades of A and B are earned. All credits to be transferred should be approved by the student’s academic advisor, department chairperson and the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Official transcripts of transfer credits must be on file at the university prior to acceptance of the transfer credits for approval.
Graduate nursing students are allowed to transfer a maximum of 12 semester hours of graduate credit in which grades of B or better are earned. Exceptions will be considered on an individual basis.