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Faculty/Staff Resources

The following resources are designed to help advisors work successfully with students as they progress through their degree programs.

go.alcorn.edu Quick Reference Guide
A reference manual is available to guide navigation through the graduate electronic platform for advising. Th document covers general processes, Degree Plans, Graduation Checklist, Degree Audits, Substitutions, Transfer of Credits, etc.

Substitution of Credits
Substitutions are initiated by the student's academic advisor in go.alcorn.edu.

Transfer of Credits
Transfer of Credits is a collaborative agreement between the advisor and student of graduate level courses that can be transferred to Alcorn from another university. A maximum of six (6) hours are allowable and no grade lower than B and be approved.

First Master's to Second Master's Degree

Students pursuing a second master's may use coursework from the first master's degree based on the curriculum and advisor's approval. A maximum of nine (9) hours are allowable. If requested coursework exceeds the six-year time limit, the student must submit an appeal to request approval. Six-year time limits are not automatically approved.

Thesis/Research Project Submission Calendar
Published dates are communicated each term to inform advisors and students of deadlines to submit the thesis or research project to the Graduate Office for review and final approval.

Thesis/Research Project Manual
A research guide is provided to give guidance to thesis and research project committees in advising students. It also serves as a quick reference guide to APA requirements for students to style their manuscripts.

Writing Proficiency Report
This official form must be submitted to the Graduate Office following a student's completion of the department's writing requirement. Students must earn a letter grade of B or higher in the required course to be considered proficient.

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