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Appendix B. Eligibility to Participate in the Graduate School Commencement

Policy for Determining Eligibility to March in Graduate Commencement of Year

X*

Participation in the graduate commencement ceremony acknowledges the completion of degree requirements and signifies academic accomplishment of the highest order. Graduate candidates eligible to march in the ceremonies include the following:

✓Those who have completed their degree requirements by August (x minus 1), December (x minus 1), or May x

✓ Those who will have completed their course work during or before the Spring x semester and will have successfully defended their dissertations/theses (if a dissertation or thesis is required) by the appropriate Friday in April x listed in the Graduate School deadline calendar

✓ Those in programs with required internships who will have completed their course work during or before the Spring x semester, will have successfully defended their dissertations/theses (if a dissertation or thesis is required) by the appropriate Friday in April x listed in the Graduate School deadline calendar and will have completed their internships by 15 September x


* x = the year in which commencement occurs. If x = 2009, then x minus 1 = 2008.



Example using the academic year 2009-2010

ELIGIBILITY TO MARCH

Participation in the graduate commencement ceremony acknowledges the completion of degree requirements and signifies academic accomplishment of the highest order. Graduate candidates eligible to march in the ceremonies include the following:

  • Those who have completed their degree requirements by August 2009, December 2009, or May 2010

  • Those who will have completed their course work during or before the Spring 2010 semester and will have successfully defended their dissertations/theses (if a dissertation or thesis is required) by 23 April 2010

  • Those in programs with required internships who will have completed their course work during or before the Spring 2010 semester, will have successfully defended their dissertations/theses (if a dissertation or thesis is required) by Friday 23 April 2010, and will have completed their internships by 15 September 2010

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