Your entire committee (3 departmental faculty and one outside member) must be selected and confirmed approximately two weeks prior to the proposal. They must be kept up to date on the progress of your research.
Science, engineering, mathematics, etc.: must be approved by your advisor. Unrelated to subject areas are allowed (Physical Education, etc.) only if you are beyond your minimum registration requirements.
If a grade of BC or below is received in the course, it is as if the course was not taken. In particular, if the BC was in CS 5311 or CS 5321, that course must be retaken.
All graduate forms are available with a time table for submission at:
A student may not drop a course without the consent of their advisor and the department graduate director. If dropping a course affects a previously filed M4, it must be refiled.
Students must be continuously enrolled, except during summer and enrolled in the term they graduate.
A graduate student is considered full time during the academic year for all support, visa and financial aid purposes if s/he is enrolled for 9 or more credits. A graduate student is considered half-time if s/he is enrolled for 5-8 credits. A student may only drop a course that will cause them to go below that level with permission from the grad director and advisor. Students on a Graduate Student Assistantship are required to be enrolled for a minimum of 9 credits.
New students’ initial advisor is the grad director. Students may select a new advisor at any time by consent of the student and the advisor (See form).