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For this you will need to contact a graduate coordinator so they can fill out a general petition http://blink.ucsd.edu/instructors/resources/forms.html You then take it to your adviser to be signed, sign it yourself and bring it and back to the graduate office to obtain the department chairs signature. Once you this form is completed, you will turn this form in with your degree paperwork.
Readmission is for students that have been away from the university for one or more academic quarters and were not on approved leave. For this you will need to contact Adam Petersen or Gilbert Bretado so they can fill out a general petition: http://blink.ucsd.edu/instructors/resources/forms.html and direct you through the remaining processes.
First, make sure you have discussed this with your adviser and agreed that your research is more suited to this new degree aim. To then change your major you need to contact Adam Petersen, who will fill out and give you a general petition. From there, have both you and your adviser sign it, and then bring it to the graduate office. Please be aware that you must be registered for the quarter in which you want the change to occur.
To see if you qualify to apply for your Master of Science please check the Office of Graduate Studies requirements: http://ogs.ucsd.edu/academic-affairs/degree-information-procedures/master-arts-science.html. Once you have checked the requirements and know that you meet them, please contact Adam Petersen to begin the application process.
Consult with the Scripps Graduate Office and the Office of Graduate Studies requirements to make sure all requirements are complete:
http://ogs.ucsd.edu/academic-affairs/degree-information-procedures/index.html. Please inform Gilbert Bretado of your dissertation title, date and where it will be help. If you are planning to have a defense party at Surfside, please contact the Graduate Office.
Ideally your doctoral committee and your qualifying exam are both completed after your third year at Scripps. Your doctoral committee needs to be formed and approved by the Office of Graduate Studies at least two weeks prior to advancement. You can review the Office of Graduate Studies doctoral committee membership chart: http://ogs.ucsd.edu/academic-affairs/degree-information-procedures/doctoral-committee-membership.html to determine that all 5 members you have chosen are able to serve on your committee. For your qualifying exam, ALL committee members must be present for and must sign the form.
Contact Gilbert Bretado to begin the paperwork to change your committee. You must do any reconstitution at least two weeks before a qualifying exam or a defense of the dissertation.
Your entire committee must be present for this event and sign the necessary paperwork. If you cannot find a date that will work for the whole committee please contact Gilbert Bretado.
Diplomas are only issued 4 times a year. Diplomas take 2-4 months after the end of the quarter to issue. The date on the diploma will always be the last day of that particular quarter. The registrar does not start processing diplomas until the quarter is over. Students who finish in spring should expect to receive their diplomas sometime over the summer. Diplomas are mailed to the address on your TritonLink account, so be sure to keep it up to date.
A graduate student assigned a grade of D, F, or U only may petition to repeat the course on the same grading basis for which it was first taken. Consult your Graduate Coordinator to petition. Degree credit for the course will be given only once, but the grade assigned for each enrollment shall be permanently recorded. Only the grade received in the repetition will be used in calculating the overall GPA for the first 16 units repeated. Petition must be submitted to OGS for approval prior to enrollment in course to be repeated.
This is required by the graduate office and by the Graduate Council. They require that all doctoral students be evaluated every Spring. A satisfactory evaluation on file in OGS is necessary for future support to be approved. The following are exempt from Spring evaluations:
1. A student advancing to candidacy during Winter or Spring of the current academic year. These students may still elect to be evaluated.
2. A student on an approved leave of absence during Spring of the current academic year. In this instance an evaluation must be submitted by the end of the first quarter of return to continue support.
Students are advised to work with their adviser and graduate coordinator for the timely submission of their evaluation so that student support for the future is not jeopardized. The student signature is required on every evaluation. Student signature does not indicate agreement with the evaluation. It is expected that an evaluation will include a face-to-face meeting between the faculty member(s) and the student, and also that the student will feel free to make comments on the evaluation.
Please visit the Registrar's website for information about changing from a resident to resident status.