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Welcome to Graduate School . Agenda. Dean’s Welcome Tips for Success in Graduate School General SDSU Information Introduction to Campus Technology SDSU Graduate School Policies & Procedures Q & A. Tips for Success in Graduate S chool. Learn Academic Requirements Conditional Admission

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Agenda

Dean’s Welcome

Tips for Success in Graduate School

General SDSU Information

Introduction to Campus Technology

SDSU Graduate School Policies & Procedures

Q & A

tips for success in graduate s chool
Tips for Success in Graduate School
  • Learn Academic Requirements
    • Conditional Admission
    • Low GPA/Academic Probation
  • Assume responsibility for your success
    • Familiarize yourself with the Graduate Catalog
    • Learn degree requirements
    • Use your advisor
  • Be proactive in completing your degree
    • Obsolete coursework
      • Master’s – 6 years
      • PhD – 8 years
    • Make a Plan of Study

Adapted from http://www.career.ucf.edu/Students/Graduate_Students/Tips_for_Achieving_Success_in_Graduate_School_31_417.aspx

c ampus i nformation
Campus Information
  • Parking
    • All campus parking lots require a parking tag from 8am-4pm or you risk receiving a ticket
    • Purchase parking tags online through sdstate.edu/parking
      • 605-688-PARK
    • Yaeger Hall Room 103
  • Student ID Card
    • Photo ID
    • Student ID Number
    • Entry to the Wellness Center
    • Entry to Athletic Events
    • Hobo Dough
    • Meal Plan
    • Card services - Yaeger Hall
    • Be sure to bring a photo ID with you to get your ID card
offices to know
Offices to Know
  • Cashier’s(Admin 136)
    • Student accounts/bills
  • Financial Aid (Admin 100)
    • Loans, grants, work study, loan deferral
  • Graduate School (Admin 130)
    • Any student concerns
  • Records (Admin 100)
    • Petitions
    • Transcripts
  • Student Health & Counseling (Wellness Center)
    • Health appointments
    • One on one and group counseling
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Offices to Know
  • Wintrode Student Success Center (Wintrode Building)
    • Tutoring
    • Writing Center
  • CAP Center (Medary Commons 120)
    • Resume writing
    • Interview Skills
    • Job postings (part time, full time, on and off campus)
  • International Affairs (Briggs Library 119)
    • Comprehensive home for international students and scholar services
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WebAdvisor

Webadvisor.sdstate.edu

Class registration, payment, course listings, grades

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MyState

Mystate.sdstate.edu

Student portal – Jacks email activation, Parking, Student schedule, News & Events, Access to Accounts (Hobo Dough, WebAdvisor, etc)

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Jacks EmailYourlogin@jacks.sdstate.eduJacks email accounts are the official email of SDSU, all university news and contact will come via your Jacks account. You are responsible for activating and checking this account.

Yourlogin@jacks.sdstate.edu

Your password

need technical support
Need Technical Support?
  • eSDSU Laptop Center (Student Union)
    • Free labor
    • Computer support
    • Viruses
  • SDSU Support Desk (Admin 131)
    • 688-6776 or supportdesk@sdstate.edu
    • Support on SDSU systems (Email, WebAdvisor, etc)
registration status
Registration & Status
  • Transcripts
    • SDSU needs final official transcripts from all previous institutions – failure to submit can block registration
  • Immunization records
    • MMR shots are also required for all students taking classes on campus– failure to submit can block registration
  • Active Status
    • To maintain active status students must be registered for each semester of the academic year (excluding summer).
    • Students who fail to register will be considered inactive and will have to reapply
    • Graduate assistants must register for a minimum of 1 credit (including summer) in order to keep assistantship
advisory committee
Advisory Committee
    • Major advisor – chairperson, must have Grad Faculty Status
    • Program representative – from major or related dept.
    • Additional member – major department or related department – can be a professional with outstanding academic record or knowledge of the field outside the university
    • Graduate Faculty Representative – assigned by the Graduate School, from a discipline not closely related to the major/minor. Ensures that rules and regulations are followed, acts as the students advocate
  • Master’s students - first semester or as soon as practical after beginning degree program
  • Doctoral - first semester or prior to twelve (12) semester hours of Graduate work
plan of study
Plan of Study
  • List of agreed upon courses which will complete degree requirements
  • Doctoral students will meet with advisory committee before submitting Plan
  • Submit the first semester of graduate work or prior to 50% of credits towards graduation
scheduling comps orals
Scheduling Comps & Orals
  • All Comprehensive and Final Written and Oral exams must be scheduled through the Graduate School
  • Oral exams are required for all programs
    • For Master’s Thesis students, the Oral Exam is the defense
    • For Doctoral Students the final oral exam is the Dissertation Defense
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Master’s Written and Oral Exams

  • Comprehensive Written Exams are only required by some departments
    • Must be scheduled at least two weeks before final oral
  • Request to schedule orals must be submitted 10 working days before oral exam
  • Oral exam must be complete by date published for graduation during that semester
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Doctoral Written and Oral Exams

  • Comprehensive written exam is administered after coursework has been substantially completed
  • Comprehensive oral exam is scheduled upon satisfactory completion of written
  • Forms for all exams need to be submitted no more than 10 working days before scheduled exam
  • Oral comprehensive exam must be at least 2 months before final dissertation defense
  • Final Orals complete by published deadline to graduate during the same semester
thesis dissertation
Thesis & Dissertation
  • SDSU Graduate School has set format requirements for binding purposes
    • Available on SDSU’s website
  • Department may also have guidelines specific to your area of study
  • Follow all printed submission dates published by the graduate school each semester
                  • Watch for announcements re: Thesis/Dissertation Formatting workshop – Fall 2012
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Q & A

Door prizes

Thanks for coming!