An electronic newsletter from the BSU School of Graduate Studies

Vol. 4, No. 11

May 2008


The Process

Registration: Grad classes

Starting the count of seven years to complete a degree

Form 1: Applying for admission to graduate studies

Completing 13-16 graduate credits after admission

Form 2: Applying for candidacy in a graduate degree program

Taking the written exam at the end of course work

Form 3: Proposing a research paper or thesis

Doing the work and writing the results

Form 4: Applying for graduation

Submitting the research paper or thesis for review

Form 5: Scheduling the oral examination

Defending your graduate work



This month . . .

      Congratulations Graduates of 2008!!!

      Thinking about Summer Sessions



Congratulations Graduates of 2008!!!


Energy pulses through the crowds of students and onlookers

Laughter and chatter swim through the mayhem of early afternoon

Each student gilded in long black gowns and a funny hat

Who invented those things anyway?


Smiles, pictures, hugs, and early congratulations make their rounds

Faculty and staff try to organize their excited students

Like so many Kindergarteners coming in from recess

Can we even remember that far back anymore?


There is always excitement at the finish of a race, the completion of a goal

Youíve struggled and pushed forward

Youíve crossed that finish line and now march to the platform

To claim your hard-earned victory


The next stage of your journey lies in your hands

We thank you for allowing us the opportunity to share in this great victory

And we cheer you on as you seek new challenges to overcome

Congratulations, Class of 2008, we are so proud of you!


~ The School of Graduate Studies



























Getting Ready for Summer!!!!


Summertime provides a great opportunity to recuperate after working so hard this past school year.

However, the summer also provides a great chance to get ahead in your coursework, take select classes for a shorter, more focused period of time, and maybe try some things that you would not normally try during the school year.

Take advantage of summer relaxation, but donít forget the opportunity of Summer Sessions!

If you are not enrolling in Summer courses, make sure to enroll in UNIV 6000 ĖSummer# 091288

Note:Payments for Summer Session I and Summer Session II must be made by the first day of each Sessionís classes or you will be dropped from your courses!











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