following checklist is created to help degree seeking students to progress through
their program smoothly, although non-degree students may also benefit from some
of the links presented here.
Degree Audit — Your official Program
of Study/Degree Audit is interactive with your UNK registration, so as you
register and complete courses, your degree audit will show your progress. To view your electronic Degree Audit, log
into your MyBlue account and click on the
degree audit link listed in the left hand menu under the “Academics” section.
— Students are not
required to register continuously at UNK, but at the time of graduation, no
course can be older than 10 years. The
first day of a student’s first class begins the 10 year clock. Example:
First day of first class is August 20, 2004, so this class can be used
as long as the student graduates BEFORE August 20th, 2014. If a student has a lapse in enrollment longer
than 2 years, the student is withdrawn from the program. To continue in the program they must reapply
and be reaccepted. Readmission will be
to the new catalog year, so program requirements may have changed.
Transfer Credit — Up to 9 hours of
transfer credit from an accredited institution may be accepted onto a program
of study. All courses must be
submitted to and approved by your advisor, the department and the Office of
Graduate Studies and Research.
Additional transfer hours may be accepted from other University of
Nebraska campuses up to a total of 1/2 of the program. Approval should be sought before the course
is completed and the change is requested by using a Change in Program of Study
Making Changes to your Degree Audit/Program
of Study — Monitoring
your program of study regularly will keep you abreast of changes that may need
to be made. If the department has
accepted transfer credit or if you are making a course substitution, you must
complete and submit a Change in Program of Study Form to your advisor.
Application for Candidacy — Students need to
apply for candidacy after they have successfully completed 12 hours of graduate
study and prior to registration for the last 12 hours required for
graduation. For students who are
‘conditionally’ admitted, the condition stated in the admission letter must
also be met prior to applying for candidacy.
A student may be refused admission to candidacy if previous college
record, performance on qualifying criteria, or quality of graduate work
indicates inability to satisfactorily pursue graduate study. Check with your
advisor about completing the Candidacy Form.
Grade Point Average — All graduate students must maintain
an overall GPA of “B” (3.0) in their graduate coursework taken as part of their
program of study to be in good academic standing.
A Comprehensive Exam, Project, Thesis,
Scholarly Study or Field Study — All degree seeking students are required to
complete an exit project/exam as developed and administered by the
department. Contact your academic
advisor for more information.
Filing for Graduation — In their final semester, students need to
apply for graduation by logging into their MyBlue account. Application dates are Fall— Sept 15; Spring—Febr 1; Summer — June 15. An informational sheet will be sent to
students who have applied for graduation explaining how to obtain their cap and
gown to participate in the ceremony, if they so choose. Feel free to review Frequently Asked Questions about graduation as well as Graduation Procedures.