All candidates for graduate degrees must be enrolled in course work during the semester in which they intend to graduate. Students who have completed all course requirements for the degree in a prior semester, but have not completed all of the requirements for the degree (for example: performance on exit or certification examinations), must enroll in GSTC 600, Continuing Graduate Studies, or any other graduate level course. Although GSTC 600 does not carry any degree credit, it establishes that graduate students are actively enrolled in course work during the semester they intend to graduate. Registration in GSTC 600 provides students with all of the services and privileges of enrolled graduate students (example: use of the library, valid ID card, access to on-campus parking). Permission of the department chair is required for registration.
Any graduate student who is not enrolled in course work for a degree program and who is not planning to graduate at the end of the semester may register for GSTC 600 in order to secure the services and privileges of an enrolled graduate student. A fee of $35 is assessed for students registering for GSTC 600.