Upon receiving a student’s Graduate Application for Degree, the graduate program shall conduct a degree check using STAR and the program’s own records for the student. Instructions for using STAR are available in the STAR Departmental User Manual. The graduate chair shall certify that the student has met all degree requirements on a Certification for Degree Award form.
The Office of Graduate Education automatically deletes from the graduation list the name of any student whose final grade for any required course contains either a grade of I (incomplete) or a missing grade (unless certification is received beforehand from the graduate chair that the course in question is not required for the degree), or whose records show any other discrepancies. Students who are unable to complete all degree requirements by the specified deadlines should notify the Office of Graduate Education Student Services as soon as possible.