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Frequently Asked Questions


General

What forms do I need to complete for exams/graduation?
What forms do I need to complete if I have changes to the exam/defense paperwork after if I have submitted the required forms?
How can I verify that members of my committee have current Graduate Faculty appointments?
When can I transfer credits from another university/college or earned at another CU campus?
What is the maximum number of credits I can transfer?

Master’s Comprehensive Examination

What is meant by master’s candidacy?
What is the time limit for completion of the master’s degree?
What do I register for if I have already taken all of my required coursework but need to be registered to take the comprehensive examination?

PhD/EdD Comprehensive Examination

What is meant by PhD/EdD candidacy?
What semester should I be registered for if I am taking my comprehensive examination between semesters?

PhD/EdD Thesis Defense

Are the deadlines provided on the Graduate School website all that I need to be concerned about?
Will registering for 2 thesis hours and 3 credit hours of another course meet the registration requirement for my thesis defense?
What semester should I be registered for if I am defending between semesters?
How many thesis hours do I need for graduation?

Thesis

What is the purpose of the mandatory thesis pre-check?
When should the thesis pre-check meeting occur and where do I call to set up the appointment?
How long do I have after defense to turn in my thesis to the Graduate School?
Do I go through the Graduate School to have personal copies of my thesis bound?

Graduation

Where do I go to submit a diploma card?
If I completed a diploma card for a particular graduation term but didn’t graduate in that term, will I need to complete a new diploma card?
What is the time limit for completion of the PhD degree?
Are there graduation ceremonies in August and December?
Can I participate in graduation in May if I am close to graduating?
Can my father, mother, friend or other relative hood me at graduation?
Can more than one person hood me?
Is there a limit on the number of guests I can invite for graduation and do I need tickets?
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