University policy provides that each student's program for the master's degree shall be under the guidance of an adviser and for some programs, a committee as well.
A graduate program adviser is designated in each department or program to give overall supervision for the graduate program. In some departments, the graduate program adviser also serves as the individual student's adviser. Policies and procedures related to graduate committees are available in the Graduate Studies Office.
It is the responsibility of the student to arrange appointments for advisement and other information in the office of the academic unit offering the degree program. As a minimum, the student should obtain advisement (1) either prior to or during the first semester of attendance, (2) when requesting classified standing, and (3) when applying for a graduation check prior to the final semester.
It is advisable for the student to maintain a personal file of transcripts and other evidences of grades and achievements, and to have these documents available whenever seeking advisement.