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CHAPTER 1

This chapter contains a description of the Graduate School as well as some of the facilities and services that operate in support of graduate education. Information is given on regulations and procedures related to admission, degree requirements, advisement, transfer credit, double majors, grading system, retention, and graduation. Types of financial assistance, tuition and fee schedule, determination of legal residency for the purpose of tuition and fee assessment, and procedures for withdrawal and refund of tuition and fees are also described. A notice of rights, statement of fair practices, and other legal announcements complete the chapter. For more information, go to the University's website at www.siue.edu.

Students seeking specific information about professional degrees in the School of Dental Medicine and in the School of Pharmacy should go directly to www.siue.edu/dentalmedicine or www.siue.edu/pharmacy

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL

GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED

Master's Degrees

Specialist Degrees

Doctoral Degrees

Certificate Programs

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION INFORMATION

Applications, Application Fees, and Deadlines

Application to Classified (Degree-seeking) Status

Application to Classification Pending Status

Application of International Students

Application to Unclassified Status

Undergraduates Enrolled in Graduate-level Courses

Enrollment in Off-Campus Programs

ADMISSION TO DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Admission to Master's Degree Programs

Admission to Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Admission to Specialist Degree Programs

Admission to Doctoral Programs

DEGREE COMPLETION, GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for Completing Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Requirements for Completing Master's Degrees

Credit Earned in Workshops

Thesis or Other Creative Effort

Non-Thesis Programs

Exit Requirements

Requirements for Completing Post-Master's Certificates

Requirements for Completing Specialist Degrees

Requirements for Completing Doctoral Degrees

ACADEMIC POLICIES AND STANDARDS

Auditing Courses

Course Repeat Policy

Grading System

Graduate Course Load

Retention

Second Majors/Specializations

Transfer of Credit

GRADUATION AND COMMENCEMENT

Commencement

TUITION AND FEES

Financial Responsibility

Residency Status

Registration

Withdrawal and Refunds

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Competitive Graduate Awards (CGA)

Diversifying Faculty in Illinois (DFI)

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Scholar Award

Grants, Other Illinois

Loans, Federal Direct Student

Loans, Short Term

Scholarships and Fellowships, State of Illinois

Student Employment

Student Financial Aid, Office of

Veterans' Educational Benefits

RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC FACILITIES

Illinois Education Research Council

Institute for Urban Research, SIUE

Lovejoy Library

National Corn-To-Ethanol Research Center

STEM Center for Education, Research, and Outreach

Special Instructional, Research, and Practicum Facilities

STUDENT SERVICES

Academic Computing

Audio Visual Services

Bus/Shuttle Service

Career Development Center

Counseling Services

Disability Support Services

Early Childhood Center

Evening and Weekend Students

Health Service

Information Technology Services

International Programs

Library and Information Services

Parking Services

Service Center

Speech, Language, and Hearing Center

Student Leadership Development Program

Testing Services

University Housing

University Police

Writing Center

STUDENT RIGHTS

Academic Integrity

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

Conduct Code and Student Academic Code, Student

Privacy and Nondisclosure, Right to

Religious Observance Act, University

Sexual Harassment Policy

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