Filing Application for Admission to Candidacy with Graduate Studies

"When the student has passed the comprehensive examination, satisfied research tool requirements of her/his approved program, the Committee will recommend to the Office of Graduate Studies the Doctoral student‘s admission to Candidacy by filing the Application for Admission to Candidacy for the Doctoral degree, noting the dates of completing the comprehensive examination.. This application must be filed at least seven months prior to the final oral examination (dissertation defense)." (Bulletin, p. 15)

The original examinations and the results are to be filed in the Written Comprehensives file in the office of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, and shall be held on file for a minimum of three years.

"Should the Supervisory Committee determine the student has failed the comprehensive examination, a letter must be submitted by the Chair of the Supervisory Committee to the Dean of Graduate Studies stating the conditions under which the student may attempt another examination, or part thereof, not earlier than the following academic term. Typically, but upon the discretion of the Supervisory Committee, only two attempts to pass the comprehensive examination will be permitted." (Bulletin, p. 15)

"Following admission to Candidacy, the student must register for at least one credit hour during each academic year semester until he/she receives the Doctoral degree, even if the student has already met the total dissertation hours on their approved program of study. Failure to register during each academic year semester will result in termination of the program of study." (Bulletin, p.15)