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Graduation Checklist

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Undergraduate Checklist

Graduate Studies Checklist

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Undergraduate Checklist

Step 1

Prerequisites- Before you apply to graduate please consider the following:

You will have earned a minimum of 98 total semester hours

You have a signed Program of Study/Checksheet or you have reviewed your online Degree Evaluation (CAPP) with an advisor

You have at least a 2.0 GPA

You have reviewed your unofficial academic transcript to verify that the degree(s), major(s), concentration(s), and minor(s) are listed within the Current Program section

If something is incorrect please meet with your advisor in order to update the information

Make sure that your UAH email account is active or you have the messages forwarded to a personal email account

All official correspondences and reminders will be sent to your UAH email account

Step 2

Apply to graduate

Submit your application 1 to 3 semesters prior to your expected date of graduation

Step 3

You will receive an email with your official degree audit results approximately 6 weeks after you have submitted an application

Review official degree audit results with your advisor

Delivery time of official degree audit results may vary if prerequisites are not followed 

Step 4

Grad Finale

A two day event for degree candidates to purchase their cap and gown, class ring, and verify degree information

During the Fall and Spring semesters only

Step 5

Reserve Your Seat questionnaire and Grad Quote

Summer Graduates and Fall Candidates

You will receive an email on October 3, 2013 with instructions on how to complete the process

If you plan to attend the Commencement ceremony, complete your questionnaire by October 31, 2013

Verify name and degree information 

Submit Grad Quote by November 20, 2013

If you are not attending please let us know

Verify name and degree information

Spring Candidates

TBA

(Updated 10/9/13)

Step 6

Commencement Marshall instructions

A detailed list of what will occur before, during, and after the ceremony will be emailed and mailed

Step 7

Commencement

Two or three days prior to the ceremony take your gown out of its plastic packaging and hang so that it will not be wrinkled for the ceremony

Arrive one hour prior to the ceremony

Check-in (VBC East Hall)

Step 8

Diplomas will be mailed approximately 6-8 weeks after graduation 


 

Graduate Studies Checklist

Step 1

Prerequisites- Before you apply to graduate please consider the following:

Masters Candidates

You have earned a minimum of 24 total semester hours (not including thesis hours)

You have a signed Program of Study

You have at least a 3.0 GPA

You have reviewed your unofficial academic transcript to verify that the degree and major are listed within the Current Program section

If something is incorrect please meet with your advisor in order to update the information

Make sure that your UAH email account is active or you have the messages forwarded to a personal email account

All official correspondences and reminders will be sent to your UAH email account

Thesis Candidates

You have completed a minimum of 6 thesis hours

Your thesis defense is scheduled on or before your expected semester of graduation

Note: You must be registered for thesis hours the semester you defend 

Doctoral Candidates

You have completed a minimum of 27 (DNP)/48 (PhD) graduate-level hours

You have completed a minimum of 3 scholarly project hours (DNP)/18 dissertation hours (PhD)

Note: You must be registered for scholary project (DNP) or dissertation (PhD) hours the semester you defend

You have a signed Program of Study

You have at least a 3.0 GPA

You have passed the PhD/DNP Qualifying exam

Your dissertation defense is scheduled on or before your expected semester of graduation

You have reviewed your unofficial academic transcript to verify that the degree and major are listed within the Current Program section

If something is incorrect please meet with your advisor in order to update the information.

Make sure that your UAH email account is active or you have the messages forwarded to a personal email account

All official correspondences and reminders will be sent to your UAH email account

Step 2

Apply to graduate

Apply 1 to 3 semesters prior to your expected date of graduation

Step 3

You will receive an email with your official degree audit approximately 6 weeks after you have submitted an application

Review official degree audit results with your advisor

Delivery time of official degree audit results may vary if prerequisites are not followed 

Step 4

Grad Finale

A two day event for degree candidates to purchase their cap and gown, class ring, and verify degree information 

During the Fall and Spring semesters only

Step 5

Reserve Your Seat questionnaire and Grad Quote

Summer Graduates and Fall Candidates

You will receive an email on October 3, 2013 with instructions on how to complete the process

If you plan to attend the Commencement ceremony, complete your questionnaire by October 31, 2013

Verify name and degree information 

Submit Grad Quote by November 20, 2013

If you are not attending please let us know

Verify name and degree information

Spring Candidates

TBA

(Updated 10/9/13)

Step 6

Graduate Studies Deadlines

Non-thesis Written/Oral Exams

Thesis/Dissertation Oral Defense 

Thesis/Dissertation Submission

Step 7

Commencement Marshall instructions

A detailed list of what will occur before, during, and after the ceremony will be emailed and mailed

Step 8

Commencement

Two or three days prior to the ceremony take your gown out of its plastic packaging and hang so that it will not be wrinkled for the ceremony

Arrive one hour prior to the ceremony

Check-in (VBC East Hall)

Step 9

Diplomas will be mailed approximately 6-8 weeks after graduation


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