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The Graduate College Handbook

for students, faculty and staff – August 2018

D. Academic Resources

The Graduate College provides services to students, graduate advisers, and academic units regarding admissions, registration and records, fellowships and grants, tuition and fee waivers, thesis preparation, underrepresented student support, degree requirements, career services, and student academic concerns including academic standing, and grievances.

Many campus resources can be found online, and some of those most important for students include:

Faculty members are a critical resource for students. Departments typically assign a faculty member to new students to provide assistance with planning of their academic programs. Once students have settled on an area of special research interest, they are generally expected to choose a faculty member from that area to act as their primary adviser. In addition, the department’s Director of Graduate Studies, Graduate Program Contact, and Executive Officer are important academic resources.