What paperwork is required for graduation?

Please see the appropriate web page on graduation clearance in CyberOrientation:  doctoral, specialist and master.
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A graduating senior who has an overall 3.00 or better grade point average and who lacks no more than nine semester credit hours for the completion of the baccalaureate degree may, with the approval of the Dean of the Graduate School, register for a maximum of six (6) semester credit hours on the graduate level … Continue reading
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To transfer from one major department to another during a term in which a student is registered, the student is required to submit a new application.  To transfer from one program to another program located in the same department, the student is required to submit a "Program Transfer form” and submit it to the current … Continue reading
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All master's and specialist students must complete their programs within eight years of starting coursework at Jackson State or elsewhere. Doctoral students must complete all degree requirements within ten years from the time of admission into a program.  Specific programs may have different time limits.
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When circumstances beyond a student's control prevent the completion of a course satisfactorily, the student has two options.  One is to withdraw, if the 'drop' deadline has passed.  The other is to request a grade of incomplete, "I", which allows a time extension.  Such a request must be made before the semester ends and before … Continue reading
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Minimum registration for a graduate student to meet the continuous enrollment requirement is one (1) graduate credit a term.  It is the student’s responsibility to register for the appropriate number of credits each semester to meet departmental requirements.
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Formal withdrawal from the University is processed through the Office of the Vice President for Student Life. No withdrawal from the University is official until the student has processed the appropriate forms. The effective date of withdrawal is the date the formal application is filed in the Office of the Vice President for Student Life. … Continue reading
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Under special circumstances such as illness, family hardship or military service a student who is a degree candidate may be given a leave of absence. In order to be considered for a leave of absence the student must NOT: Have registered for any course. Have  been previously  registered  for thesis or  dissertation credits. Have an … Continue reading
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The Veteran Affairs Office (VA) assists students who are veterans and dependents of veterans who are eligible for benefits through the Veterans Administration. The office is located on the second level of B. F. Roberts Hall and was established to act as a liaison between the eligible students and the various Jackson State University offices to help … Continue reading
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The Office of Support Services for Students and Employees with Disabilities is committed to coordinating reasonable services and accommodations to JSU students and staff as well as other external constituents with disabilities. Special emphasis is given to accessibility and inclusion when meeting the needs of all of our students, employees and visitors. Any student, employee, or campus … Continue reading
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