APPROVAL FOR GRADUATION
It's important to plan carefully to ensure timely completion of all degree requirements, to work closely with your graduate program coordinator, and to reach out to the Graduate College with questions.
Completion of all Admission Materials
All required transcripts, credentials, test scores must be received by Graduate Admissions. Students are not permitted to move forward in the graduation process until all required materials have been submitted to Graduate Admissions and confirmed by the Graduate College.
Review Degree Audit
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Minimum overall Grade Point Average Requirement 3.00
Students are required to have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above to be eligible for graduation. A course taken for graduate credit in which the grade of D, F, or U is received may not be used to meet requirements or to meet the minimum credit hour requirements for a graduate degree. Some programs prohibit the use of courses with C grades toward degree requirements or have additional grading requirements. Reach out to your graduate coordinator if you have any questions regarding grading and/or to discuss program specific grade requirements.
All Incompletes (INC) must be finished and the final grade posted to the transcript by the deadline established for the graduation process each semester. Students are not permitted to graduate with INC grades on the transcript.
Non-graded classes ( NGR)
All courses listed with an NGR on the transcript must have a final grade posted to the transcript by the deadline established for the graduation process each semester. Students are not permitted to graduate with an NGR on the transcript.
Thesis or Dissertation Topic Approval
Doctoral and Master’s-Plan I students must have submitted a thesis or dissertation topic approval form, signed by their committee members and graduate coordinator, to the Graduate College. Students whose thesis or dissertation involves conducting research with human subjects or laboratory animals must receive approval from the Human Subjects Review Board or the Animal Care and Use Committee before the topic is approved.
Thesis or Dissertation Manuscript Approval
Doctoral and Master’s-Plan I students must electronically submit their thesis or dissertation to the Graduate College via OhioLINK before the official deadline for the semester during which they plan to graduate. Students must submit the Defense and Manuscript Approval form, signed by their committee members and graduate coordinator. Doctoral Students should submit the Survey of Earned Doctorates at the same time (https://sed-ncses.org).
Continuous Registration for One or More Hours of Research Credit
Continuous registration for thesis or dissertation research credit is required for each semester, excluding summer session, until the manuscript has been accepted by the Graduate College. In addition, students who wish to graduate summer term must be enrolled in research during that term. The only exception is if all degree requirements have been met by 5:00 p.m. on the first day of classes in the semester you plan to graduate.
Updated: 06/08/2023 09:23AM