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Updating Your Expected Graduation Term

Did you know that MyMichiganTech now allows you to update your expected Graduation Term with the Graduate School? It’s quick and easy to do, and by doing so your MyMichiganTech checklist will more accurately reflect what you need to do this semester.

Login to MyMichiganTech and Access the Current Students Tab

The first step to completing this task is to login to MyMichiganTech and navigate to the Current Students page. If you’re having trouble doing this, or you are new to MyMichiganTech, you may find our blog post on navigating MyMichiganTech helpful. This post can be found here.

Login page for MyMichiganTech.
Login page for MyMichiganTech.

Accessing The Degree Completion Timeline

Once you have accessed the Current Students tab, all of the important information about your student record including announcements, your current account balance, registration status, GPA, and also the status of your dissertation, thesis, or report. On this page, you will want to look for the section titled “Degree Completion Timeline,” which is circled in red below.

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The degree completion timeline section is circled in red.

Once you have located this section, click on the blue link that says “View your degree completion timeline.” This will take you to your personalized Degree Completion Timeline, a very useful tool for ensuring you complete all of the necessary items to complete your degree.

The Degree Completion Timeline section is circled in red.
The link to your personalized degree completion timeline is circled in red.

On your personalized Degree Completion Timeline, you will find a drop-down box near the top of the page. Use this drop-down box to select the term in which you expect to graduate. When you are finished, please click on the “Click to Save Changes” box. You will not be able to select a semester that is beyond the time limit to earn your degree.

The drop-down box to change your expected graduation term should look like this.
The drop-down box to change your expected graduation term should look like this.

After this is complete, you will see a message at the top of the screen indicating that your changes have been saved.  If you need to extend your graduation time beyond your time limit term, please see our web page for more information.

We hope that these instructions will reduce some headaches for you! As always, feel free to email us with any questions at gradschool@mtu.edu. Thanks for reading!

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Check if your Dissertation, Thesis or Report is Complete

Students can check whether their dissertation, thesis, or report submission is complete on MyMichiganTech.  Additional details about the submission process can be found online for dissertations, theses, and reports.

First, log into MyMichiganTech using your Michigan Tech ID and password and click on the “Current Students” tab.

  • For example, if your email is blizzard@mtu.edu, you would log in with “blizzard” as your ID along with the same password used to check email
  • More help on accessing MyMichiganTech is found in our previous tutorial

In the center column, labeled “My Status,” find the Degree Completion Timeline section.  Click on the hyperlink “your degree completion timeline” – boxed in red below.

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Click on “your degree completion timeline” to see items required for each degree you are seeking.

Each degree you are seeking, dropped, or earned will be listed in a new window or tab.  Find the appropriate degree and the section labeled one of the following:

  • Dissertation and Defense
  • Thesis and Defense
  • Report and Defense

Pre-defense submission

Our example student is completing a thesis. When their Pre-defense paperwork is complete, both of the items boxed in red in the image below will be checked.

Your pre-defense submission to the Graduate School is complete when the items boxed in red are checked.

Post-defense submission

For our example student completing a thesis, when the post-defense thesis submission is complete, all three of the boxed items in red in the image below will be checked.  The same items are required for a dissertation.  Note:  Report students do not submit to ProQuest, and will only have two items appearing on their checklist.

Submissions are not reviewed until they are complete.

Your post-defense submission for a thesis or dissertation is complete when the items boxed in red are checked. Reports are not submitted to ProQuest, so only two items will appear on those checklists.

Submissions must be received completely in a timely manner. Check the Dissertation, Thesis, or Report area in the “My Status” section for deadlines to receive your submission. See the example student below with the deadline boxed in red.

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Status message from the “My Status” area of MyMichiganTech showing the deadline to complete a thesis submission (boxed in red).

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Degree completion timeline on MyMichiganTech

Graduate students can now see a personalized list of items they need to complete for each graduate degree on MyMichiganTech. A full description of items needed to complete each degree along with details about when, how, and why to complete them is found on the Graduate School’s web site.

Students can access their personalized list by:

  1. Logging into MyMichiganTech using their Michigan Tech ID and password
    • For example, if your email is blizzard@mtu.edu, you would log in with “blizzard” as your ID along with the same password used to check email
  2. Clicking on the “Current Students” link in the menu bar across the top of the page
    • The “Student Checklist” box in the left column will show items that are due now or recently completed

For detailed information about the degrees you are seeking, look for the “Degree Completion Timeline” section in the center “My Status” column:

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The Degree completion timeline section in the My Status area.
  • The question mark icon will display a pop-up window with helpful information and links
  • If links to any of the forms aren’t working, the helpful link will direct you to technical information
  • Click on the “your degree completion timeline” link to display a new window described in the screenshots below
  • The “timeline details” link will take you to more information on the Graduate School’s web site

At the top of every degree completion timeline are requirements for all graduate students. Some of these requirements are based on when a student started a degree, so not all students will have the same requirements appearing.  If a requirement is complete, the item will display a green check and the date completed on the far right (not shown). Links will take students to the form, or more information about that requirement on the Graduate School’s web page.

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Items required for this graduate student to complete that are not specific to a degree.

Each degree that is sought, awarded, or dropped will appear along with a list of all the items required to complete that particular degree.

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Items needed to complete a master’s degree with a thesis option.

Click on the arrow next to the degree name to expand or contract the listing.

If a degree requires a dissertation, thesis, or report, a separate section detailing the items necessary to complete the defense and written document. For more information about this portion of the timeline see our tutorial.

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Items needed to complete a thesis and defense.

If you have any questions about MyMichiganTech, please send them to gradschool@mtu.edu.

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Introducing MyMichiganTech

MyMichiganTech is a personalized website that will allow students to quickly and easily see their current student status. You will also be able to get direct access to Gmail, Canvas, banweb and more from MyMichiganTech – think of this as the first place to go every morning! The Graduate School is pleased to introduce it to you and looks forward to receiving your feedback on how we can improve it in the future.

Navigate to MyMichiganTech.mtu.edu and log in with your Username and ISO Password (just like Canvas, e-mail, or any other campus service)

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The login screen for MyMichiganTech

The homepage has news, events, and weather. Click on the “Current Students” tab (outlined in a red box below) to show information about your current status. Depending on the services you use at the University, such as financial aid, or campus housing, different options will appear.

MyMichiganTech welcome screen.
MyMichiganTech welcome screen.

The Current Students page has three columns – the left column, center column, and right column.

The MyMichiganTech Current Student page.
The MyMichiganTech Current Student page.

The left column has Announcements and your Student Checklist – the most important items to be monitoring regularly.

Left column of the Current Students page.
Left column of the Current Students page.

In your Student Checklist you will notice three different icons appearing next to each item:

  • A red exclamation mark indicates that this item is overdue.  Blizzard has taken his final oral examination, but has not yet turned in his Report on Final Oral Examination form!
  • An open box is something that needs your attention soon, but not immediately.  After your final oral examination, you will want to submit your final dissertation, for example.
  • A green check indicates something has been completed. These messages will disappear, generally 14 days after the item was submitted.

The Student Checklist. The different icons indicate the status of the item.
The Student Checklist. The different icons indicate the status of the item.

Some checklist items will have a “Learn more” link.  Clicking on this link will show you additional information.

Click on "Learn more" for detailed information about this item.
Click on "Learn more" for detailed information about this item.

The detailed "Learn more" information provides more details and hyperlinks.
The detailed "Learn more" information provides more details and hyperlinks.

The center column has My Status (top) and My Courses (bottom)

  • My Status summarizes the most important status items, like your current account balance, when you can register for courses, and the status of your dissertation, thesis, or report (if applicable)
  • My Courses shows the courses for this semester – with links to the final exam schedule

Center column of the Current Students page.
Center column of the Current Students page.

For students submitting a dissertation, thesis, or report, the status messages in the “My Status” area will point you to the resources you need, and summarize where you are in the submission process. Clicking on the question mark (outlined in red below) will give you additional help on that topic.

The Dissertation, Thesis, or Report status area.
The Dissertation, Thesis, or Report status area.

The right column has Quicklinks, Personal Information, and your Academic Programs and Advisors – we’ve tried to gather the most useful information and services in one place for your convenience

The right column of the Current Students page.
The right column of the Current Students page.

Your items need to arrive in the Graduate School and be processed before changes will be reflected on MyMichiganTech. Please allow a few business days for processing.

We have worked hard with our campus staff to design items we feel will be useful to you in completing your degree.  Please let us know if there are errors or items that are confusing to you, and we will work with the appropriate staff on campus to address these issues.

Coming in 2014 will be a detailed screen where you will be able to see every form that you have submitted to the Graduate School for your degree, and exactly which items are still needed to complete your degree.  These will also have time sensitive warnings, so you will always know if you are on track to degree completion.

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