• Preparing to Graduate

  • In order to help you prepare proactively for the next graduation application cycle, we hope you will take time to review the relevant graduation instructions and checklist in the next column. Please note the following graduation application deadlines:

     

     AY 2017-2018

    • Fall Quarter 2017: Sunday, June 25, 2017
    • Winter Quarter 2018: Sunday, September 17, 2017
    • Spring Quarter 2018: Sunday, January 09, 2018
    • Summer Quarter 2018: Sunday, April 01, 2018

     

    AY 2018-2019

    • Fall Quarter 2018: Sunday, June 24, 2018
    • Winter Quarter 2019: Sunday, September 16, 2017
    • Spring Quarter 2019: Sunday, January 13, 2018
    • Summer Quarter 2019: Sunday, April 07, 2018
  • Important Policy Reminders

    • The JKSIS 5-to-4 credit change policy applies to all continuing graduate students that entered DU prior to Fall Quarter 2017. For more information please visit http://portfolio.du.edu/5to4You must login with your DU credentials to access the content, given that the site is open to members of the University of Denver community only.
    • For degrees with a required internship, please remember that it must be registered formally (e.g. INTS 4981 or CRES 4981). The JKSIS Office of Career and Professional Development oversees INTS 4981, whereas Dr. Karen Feste oversees CRES 4981. 
    • Non-coursework requirements like foreign language or the RPCV Coverdell Fellows Practicum, should be completed before applying for graduation consideration. 
    • Undergraduate courses and courses from University College are not eligible to be applied to graduate JKSIS degrees.
  • Office of Graduate Education Policies & Deadlines

  • What the Graduation Check Process Entails

  • For your reference, the DU Office of Graduate Education (OGE - formerly known as the Office of Graduate Studies) establishes graduation policies and deadlines, and oversees the mandatory graduation evaluation process.  The process involves six primary and required steps:

     

    • Each eligible student must apply formally for graduation online.

     

    • Each student must submit a portfolio of required documentation to  the JKSIS Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA).

     

    • The OASA uses this information to generate mandatory departmental forms on behalf of the student, and then passes all the required documentation on the OGE.

     

    • The OGE reviews the documentation in order to conduct the graduation evaluation process.

     

    • The OGE will provide the student and the department with a list of any outstanding requirements.  It is the student’s responsibility to follow-up as instructed by the OGE.

     

    • Once grades have posted for your final term (the term in which you are graduating), the OGE will begin the formal process of certifying candidates for graduation. THIS STEP OCCURS ONLY AFTER THE TERM HAS ENDED. 

     

    Presuming that all the steps occur by the stated deadlines and the student has satisfied all degree requirements in compliance with the relevant handbook and University policiesthe process culminates with the OGE certifying students for graduation officially, upon completion of degree requirements and verification of final grades, after the term has ended.  In order for this process to proceed smoothly, all parties (graduation candidates, the OASA, and the OGE) must collaborate in a timely fashion. 

    Note: Generally speaking, the final certification process takes three to four weeks after grades have posted, and the OGE does NOT send out notifications when they have finalized graduation certification. Diplomas are issued seven to eight weeks after the term ends. More information regarding diplomas can be found here.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  We are eager to help you complete this process—and celebrate this important achievement—and cannot do it without your partnership!

     

    Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office (issta@du.edu).

  • Diplomas

  • Diplomas are issued seven to eight weeks after the term ends, and are sent to the address provided. More information regarding diplomas can be found here.

  • Commencement

  • Commencement ceremonies are held twice annually, following spring term and summer term.  Participation in commencement is optional. More information can be found online. The main DU commencement page, also features additional student information.

     

    Please note that the graduation process is separate from participating in commencement excesses. Participating in commencement does not signify that a student has been certified to graduate officially.

  • Graduation Application Instructions and Checklist

  • Other Important Deadlines

  • Summer 2018 graduation candidates
    • Sunday, April 01, 2018 - Deadline to apply for graduation
    • Monday, April 02, 2018 - Deadline to submit documentation to OASA
    • Monday, July 16, 2018 - Deadline to complete non-coursework requirements and/or submit any supplemental documentation (e.g. RPCV Practicum, Foreign Language, etc.)
  • Fall Quarter 2018 graduation candidates
    • Sunday, June 24, 2018 - Deadline to apply for graduation
    • Monday, June 25, 2018 - Deadline to submit documentation to OASA
    • Monday, October 15, 2018 - Deadline to complete non-coursework requirements and/or submit any supplemental documentation (e.g. RPCV Practicum, Foreign Language, etc.)
  • Winter Quarter 2019 Graduation Candidates
    • Sunday, September 16, 2018 - Deadline to apply for graduation
    • Monday, September 17, 2018 - Deadline to submit documentation to OASA
    • Monday, February 11, 2019 - Deadline to complete non-coursework requirements and/or submit any supplemental documentation (e.g. RPCV Practicum, Foreign Language, etc.)
  • Verify the Status of your Graduation Application

  • For your reference, you can verify the status of your graduation application, as follows: login to PioneerWeb > click on the “Student” tab > and navigate to the “View Advising Profile” link in the “Advising and Registration Tools” section.  In your profile, you will find a section entitled “Graduation Information,” which will list your graduation status and any active applications you may have. In the far left column, there is also a link entitled “View Application to Graduate” for additional information.

  • Summer 2018 - Graduation Check Status Update

  • From the Director of JKSIS Graduate Student Affairs:

     

    April 12, 2018

     

    At this time, the JKSIS Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) has concluded the initial departmental phase of the graduation check process and turned over all available documentation (including program statements and other required forms) to the DU Office of Graduate Education (OGE – formerly known as the Office of Graduate Studies). The OGE will soon begin their preliminary review of these materials and will follow-up in approximately 1 to 4 weeks, by sending all graduation candidates a document entitled “Spring 2018 Graduation Evaluation.” This document will outline outstanding requirements, and it is your responsibility to follow-up as instructed in order to satisfy degree requirements and remain eligible for Summer Quarter 2018 graduation consideration. If you do not receive this document within six weeks, please inquire directly with the OGE directly at gradservices@du.edu.

     

    Please remember that the documentation/feedback you have received up to this point does not constitute graduation approval. As mentioned in previous correspondence and in the materials on our Portfolio Community site, the graduation check process involves multiple offices, multiple phases, and occurs over the course of the six months prior to graduation. The final and official graduation certification process will be conducted by the OGE after Summer Quarter 2018 concludes and final grades are submitted. We recognize that this is a lengthy process, and appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time.

     

    Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at issta@du.edu.

     

    Again, thank you for your partnership during this process. We are excited to be able to support you as you work toward achieving this important milestone!

     

     

    May 23, 2018

     

    At this time, the DU Office of Graduate Education (OGE; formerly known as the Office of Graduate Studies) has provided most students with a document entitled "Summer 2018 Graduation Evaluation," which outlines outstanding requirements. You are responsible for following-up as instructed in order to remain eligible for Summer Quarter 2018 graduation consideration. If you did not receive a copy of your graduation evaluation or if you need to request a delay of graduation to a future term, please contact the OGE directly at gradservices@du.edu.

     

    Furthermore, this is a friendly reminder that, with the exception of in-progress coursework, any outstanding requirements or documentation needed to conduct the graduation certification process must be submitted to my office no later than end of business on Monday, July 16, 2018 (unless an earlier deadline is stipulated—e.g. thesis and oral defense requirements, etc.). This includes, but is not limited to:

     

    • RPCV Practicum completed (including explicit pre-approval from OASA + supervisor's evaluation received);
    • Foreign language requirement completed and documentation received;
    • Revised program statements;
    • Course substitution forms complete and on file with the OGE.

     

    Finally, as mentioned previously, the graduation check process involves multiple offices, multiple phases, and occurs over the course of the six months prior to graduation. Please remember, that the documentation/feedback you have received up to this point does NOT constitute graduation approval, nor does walking in the commencement ceremony. The final and official graduation certification process will be conducted by the OGE after Summer Quarter 2018 concludes and final grades are submitted. For reference, the OGE does NOT send confirmation if/when you are formally certified to graduate. Instead, the OGE will initiate further outreach only if there are outstanding requirements or other issues that need to be resolved prior to certification. For more information, please review the materials accessible on our Portfolio Community site. We recognize that this is a lengthy process and appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time.

     

    Again, thank you for your partnership during this process. We are excited to be able to support you as you work toward achieving this important milestone!

     

    Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the JKSIS Office of Academic and Student Affairs at issta@du.edu and/or the DU Office of Graduate Education at gradservices@du.edu.

  • Fall 2018 - Graduation Check Status Update

  • From the Director of JKSIS Graduate Student Affairs:

     

    July 11, 2018

     

    At this time, the JKSIS Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) has concluded the initial departmental phase of the graduation check process and turned over all available documentation (including program statements and other required forms) to the DU Office of Graduate Education (OGE – formerly known as the Office of Graduate Studies). The OGE will soon begin their preliminary review of these materials and will follow-up in approximately 2 to 6 weeks, by sending all graduation candidates a document entitled “Fall 2018 Graduation Evaluation.” This document will outline outstanding requirements, and it is your responsibility to follow-up as instructed in order to satisfy degree requirements and remain eligible for Fall Quarter 2018 graduation consideration. If you do not receive this document within six weeks, please inquire directly with the OGE directly at gradservices@du.edu.

     

    Please remember that the documentation/feedback you have received up to this point does not constitute graduation approval. As mentioned in previous correspondence and in the materials on our Portfolio Community site, the graduation check process involves multiple offices, multiple phases, and occurs over the course of the six months prior to graduation. The final and official graduation certification process will be conducted by the OGE after Fall Quarter 2018 concludes and final grades are submitted. We recognize that this is a lengthy process, and appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time.

     

    Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at issta@du.eduIf you are unable/no longer intend to graduate at the end of Fall Quarter 2018, you must contact the Office of Graduate Education (gradservices@du.edu) to request a delay of graduation to a future term.

     

    Again, thank you for your partnership during this process. We are excited to be able to support you as you work toward achieving this important milestone!

     

This portfolio last updated: 16-Aug-2018 5:49 PM