Guidelines for Successfully Completing Your Degree
General Procedures and Strategies
This list is not strictly sequential. Several procedures often occur during the same semester. Please see your advisor if you have any questions. Make sure that the graduate program administrative assistant receives a copy of any required forms for your file. In order to better track your progress through the program, we have developed a Doctoral Tracking Sheet that does list many of these activities in the order in which they should be accomplished. It is particularly important that you do not, for example, take Dissertation Proposal hours (PSY 797) before you have successfully defended your comprehensive project (Oral Comprehensive Defense).