Advancement to Candidacy

A student may be advanced to candidacy when all Graduate School and program requirements for the degree other than the dissertation have been completed.

  • Students on academic probation cannot be advanced to candidacy.
  • Students must be classified as a 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 one year (minimum two semesters) before the beginning of the semester in which they plan to graduate.