Advancement to Candidacy

A student may be advanced to candidacy (G5 status) after completing Graduate School and program requirements other than the dissertation or its equivalent.

• Students on academic probation cannot be advanced to candidacy.

• Students must be G4 at the time of request.

• Advancement to candidacy is granted by the dean of the Graduate School upon recommendation of the graduate program director.

• Students must advance to candidacy at least one year before the beginning of the semester in which they plan to defend their dissertation. Students in the DMA program may be advanced for one semester prior to their final recital and graduation semester.

• Requests for advancement to candidacy must be received by the Graduate School from the program by day 10 of classes for the advancement to take effect that same semester.