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    University of Louisiana Lafayette
  Dec 13, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

Admission to Candidacy

  1. Admission to candidacy for a master's degree is recognition of a stage in advancement toward the degree.
  2. Prior to the student applying for admission to candidacy, the student's advisory committee must be named according to the procedure established by the department or program concerned. In all cases, the committee must be chaired by a member of the UL Lafayette Graduate Faculty. The committee is generally comprised of three to five members. See F. 1 . and G. 1 .
  3. After having completed 12 semester hours of graduate degree credit with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better, a student classified in regular admission status shall submit, on a form provided by the Graduate School office, a written application for admission to candidacy for the master's degree. Prior to submission of the application, a plan of study must have been approved by the student's advisory committee, each member of which must sign the application for candidacy form before it is transmitted to the Graduate School.
  4. The written application for admission to candidacy should be submitted no later than 10 class days after the first day of classes in the next semester in which the student is enrolled after having become eligible to apply for admission to candidacy. The applicant should, if possible, indicate on the application form a tentative thesis title if in a program that requires a thesis. Students who do not submit applications will be blocked from future registration.
  5. Each application for admission to candidacy for a master's degree must be approved by the Graduate Dean. No person whose proficiency in English is unsatisfactory, will be admitted to candidacy.