Conferral of Degrees
From Stanford Electrical Engineering Department Graduate Handbook
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Revision as of 21:45, 30 August 2012
Petition for Graduation Quarter
Registration is required for the term in which a student submits a dissertation or has a degree conferred. Students who meet the following conditions are eligible to be assessed a special tuition rate for the quarter in which they are receiving a degree.
Students on Graduation Quarter are registered at Stanford and, therefore, have the rights and privileges of registered students. There is a registration fee of $100 for the Graduation Quarter; students will be assessed University health insurance (unless waived) and ASSU fees.
Only one Graduation Quarter may be requested for each degree program. Students who, for whatever reason, are not graduated during the Graduation Quarter will be assessed a higher, standard tuition rate in subsequent terms.
NOTE: Graduation Quarter is not available to undergraduate students who are completing an honors thesis.
The following is the URL for the form that students must submit to the Registrar's Office in order to be eligible for the graduation quarter.
Requests for graduation quarter must be submitted to the Registrar's Office prior to the first day of the term.
Application to Graduate
All students who intend to graduate must notify the University by filing an Application to Graduate through Axess.
Applications are collected by Axess for each conferral date within a set period of days. Axess always tells the student which quarter or quarters it is collecting applications for at the moment; if there is a choice of quarter, the student chooses from a menu. The last date for which applications are accepted by Axess is the one published in the University Calendar (front of Time Schedule, etc.).
If you file an Application to Graduate and then do not fulfill the requirements before the deadline you must file another Application to Graduate in the next quarter.
Students who need to apply early (or late) should apply via paper form to the Graduate Degree Progress Office in Room 141 of the Old Union.
One further note: Axess will only accept applications for active degree programs for which no graduation application is already pending. In the rare case when a student should be allowed to apply for an inactive degree program, that application should be handled on paper as an exception through Graduate Degree Progress Office.
To withdraw or change any part of your application (wrong quarter, wrong diploma name, etc.), students should contact the Graduate Degree Progress Office (723-3056) as soon as possible.
Commencement ceremonies are held each June for students who have received degrees in the previous summer, autumn, and winter Quarters and for students who are graduating in June. Students completing programs in June must submit an Application to Graduate by April 10 to receive a diploma at June Commencement and to have their names appear in the Commencement Bulletin.
Information on Commencement activities and distribution of diplomas is sent by the Registrar's Office in early April to addresses provided on the Notice of Intention.
Students who wish to participate in commencement activities in advance of conferral of their degree may obtain a Graduate Student Petition to Walk Through Commencement Exercises from the Graduate Degree Progress section of the Registrar's Office:
Office of the Stanford University Registrar 630 Serra Street, Suite 120 Stanford, CA 94305-6032
A WalkThrough petition should be requested only if there is no possibility of completing degree requirements for June conferral. Ph.D. students are required to have completed their orals, and get their adviser's signature on a walk-through petition. EE Student Services approves walk-through petitions.
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