Correction to Graduation Procedures

The Graduate School recently made a change in processing Approval to Schedule Final Exam forms of which I was unaware. All candidates for master’s and doctoral degrees must submit the “graduation application” via the student center in iSIS before the Final Exam form is processed. This will replace the “diploma information” online form previously required by the Graduate School. The graduation application will add students to the list of candidates for degree completion as well as update the degree/diploma name and mailing address. This is a graduation requirement.

In order to submit the “graduation application” you must log into iSIS and go to “Academics” in the “Student Center”. Open the “Other Academic” list box and click “Apply for Graduation” and then click go (>>) and complete the online application.  Step by step instructions on applying for graduation are available in iSIS Help at the following link:

http://www.k-state.edu/isishelp/docs/stuGraduationApply.html

The rest of the graduation procedures remain the same.

After filling out the online graduation application, the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form should be submitted to Pam McGlynn by January 25, 2012. On this form, complete the following three items at the top center of the page: Name; K-State eID; and Student Number (WID, 9-digit number beginning with an 8). After completing this information, the file is to be e-mailed to Pam and she will complete the rest of the form. She will obtain the required signatures and forward it to the Graduate School. This form is required for the portfolio that serves as the final exam for the degree.

The next graduation requirement is to submit your academic advising portfolio via drop box on K-State Online by March 15, 2012. A K-State Online course will be created for this purpose and students that notify Pam will be on the roster. The electronic portfolio is the culminating activity for the program and will be evaluated by your program committee. A Word file of the portfolio requirements is available on the blog. The portfolio is expected to be a high quality, graduate document developed during the program. Please contact your advisor or Dr. Ken Hughey (khughey@ksu.edu) should you have questions about the academic advising portfolio.

It is required that you be enrolled during the semester in which you complete degree requirements.

For graduation and commencement information from the Kansas State University Graduate School, go to the following url: http://www.k-state.edu/grad/students/gradandcomm.html.  Commencement is scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2012 at 1 pm.

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