Graduate Studies

Frequently Asked Questions - Degree Plan and Petitions

 

My degree plan has been approved by the School of Graduate Studies. Now what?

Your approved degree plan is now housed in the School of Graduate Studies office. Any changes you make in pursuit of your degree must also be made to your plan by petition . (A Flow Chart can also be found in the Graduate Catalog and on our website.

I have received a WARD report but do not understand it.

Please review the audit instructions . If you still do not understand the report, please contact the School of Graduate Studies.

I made a change in the courses I want to take. My advisor knows about it. Do I need to do anything else?

You still need to make the change to your approved degree plan. You must complete a petition and send it to your degree department for signature. The form is then sent to the School of Graduate Studies where the change is made on your plan.

I have decided to switch from thesis to non-thesis. My advisor is aware of the change. Do I need to do anything else?

You still must petition to have this change made to your approved degree plan. You must also be specific as to which courses should be removed and/or added to your plan.