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Graduate Student Checklist

Admission to Graduate Standing: Conditionally Classified
Graduate Standing Classified | Completion of Requirements

There may be additional steps for individual students in particular programs; for these, consult the program description and the academic unit (college, department or program) offering the degree program.
 = Action initiated by student (as indicated below)
†  = Action initiated by the university

 Apply for admission and declare objective(s), using precise codes on the application form
†  Receive application acknowledgement from the Admissions Office
 Request two sets of official transcripts of all previous college-level course work attempted be sent to     Admissions Office
 Take tests, if required by program, and order test scores sent to Cal State Fullerton, designating     appropriate academic unit on the test registration form
 Provide the departmental graduate program adviser with any other supporting statements or     materials, as required
†  Recommendation for admission made by departmental graduate program adviser to Admissions    Office
†  Receive notification of admission from Admissions Office
 Make an appointment with the graduate program adviser to discuss your academic program.     Advisers for each department are listed on the Graduate Studies website.


 Complete any course prerequisites and/or remove deficiencies
 Apply for classified standing in the academic department offering the particular program prior to     completion of nine units of study plan course work
 Consult departmental graduate program adviser for advisement, including development of official     study plan
 Provide appropriate academic unit with any other supporting statements or materials, as shown in     program descriptions in this catalog
 Take tests if required by program, and order test scores sent to Cal State Fullerton, designating     appropriate academic unit on the test registration form
†  Recommendation for classified standing made by graduate program adviser by sending the signed     study plan to the Graduate Studies Office
†  Notification of classified standing granted is sent from Graduate Studies along with a copy of the     approved study plan

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 Apply for graduation prior to the beginning of the final semester. Specific deadlines are listed on the     current Class Schedule and posted on them Graduate Studies website. The grad check form is     available at the Admissions and Records Service Center and the Graduate Studies Office. A     graduation processing and diploma fee of $115 will be paid to the university cashier with the     application for graduation.
 Maintain Continuous Enrollment. The Study Plan is valid only as long as a graduate student     maintains continuous enrollment in both the fall and spring semesters until all requirements are     completed. Otherwise, it will be necessary to reapply to the university and meet any additional     requirements approved in the interim. If you have completed all course work on the Study Plan but     have not satisfactorily com- pleted a project, thesis, comprehensive examination or other     requirements, you MUST register and pay fees for Graduate Studies 700, which carries no credit and     does not require attendance.
 Consult the departmental graduate program adviser to confirm final requirements for the degree.
 Complete written and/or oral examination, if required. Complete thesis or project, if applicable
 Obtain committee approval for thesis, project or results of comprehensive exam(s)
 If applicable, submit thesis to university thesis reader by deadlines listed in the Class Schedule and     on the Graduate Studies website
†  Thesis reader signs "Thesis Approval Form"
 Take approved copy of thesis with “Thesis Approval Form” to the bookstore (Titan Shops Copy     Center) and make arrangements for binding, microfilming and publication. The cost is approximately     $130 plus $65 if copyright is desired.
 Final, approved study plan, with recommendation, sent by the department graduate program adviser     to the Graduate Studies Office
†  A copy of the Grad Check Review Form is sent to the student showing the adviser's     recommendation.
†  Preliminary audit completed by Graduate Studies Office staff. The student's study plan is checked for     pending grades, and completion of any other requirements.
 Deposit approved copy of thesis or project in academic department (if required)
 Complete all general and specific requirements, other than final course examinations, by the last     day of classes, in order to assure granting of the degree by the end of the semester
 Final verification of completion of requirements sent by the Graduate Studies Office staff to the     registrar
†  Notification of award of degree received from registrar approximately ten weeks after the end of the     semester

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 Check procedures online for participating in commencement at     www.fullerton.edu/commencement.
 Make appropriate arrangements for cap, gown and hood rental in the campus bookstore
†  Commencement information sent by the College Dean's Office

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