The student must be in one of the following three categories:
- September 2012 graduate (completed all degree requirements by Sept. 1, 2012).
- February 2013 graduate (will have completed all degree requirements by Feb. 1, 2013).
- June 2013 candidate for graduation* (will have completed all degree requirements by June 1, 2013, as indicated by their degree audit). (Note: Degree audit filing deadline is March 15, 2013.)
* June 2013 candidates should not wait for formal departmental thesis approval to begin the commencement process.
A master’s student with a graduation date of September 2013 and with a maximum of one course or a final academic requirement (e.g., thesis, final clinical hours) to complete in the summer may request permission "to walk" at the 2013 Master’s Commencement Ceremony.
Those with a course to complete must be registered for the appropriate course for summer 2013. Such requests must be made only after registration for summer 2013 has been completed. Those with a final academic requirement to complete which does not require course registration must document that this is the only requirement remaining to complete for September graduation. This can be done through a departmental letter.
Those requesting permission will be asked to complete a petition to walk application and provide appropriate documentation (e.g., Degree Progress report, departmental form ) to verify their status. If permission is granted, the student should be aware that his or her name may not appear in the 2013 Commencement Program.