Important Links for Graduate Students

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LETTERS OF GOOD STANDING (Transient Letters)
 

What if I want to take a course at another institution and transfer it to VSU?

Instructions for Requesting Letters of Good Standing (Word Format)

  • You must be a "degree-seeking" graduate student
  • The request must be initiated by your advisor
  • After completing the course you must request a transcript showing the grade and course be sent to the Graduate School at VSU
  • Only 6 grad hours can transfer
  • Do not use Transient Permission forms issued by the Registrar's Office

GRADUATE STUDENT APPEALS FORMS

Request for Extension of 7-Year Rule (Course Age Extension)

  • A student's advisor must send a memo to the Dean of the Graduate School requesting an extension. Include a brief justification. The student's transcript will be reviewed - the Dean will the respond with a memo to the advisor and cc: the Registrar's Office if the request is approved or denied

OTHER HELPFUL TOOLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SCHOLARLY CONDUCT

  • VSU expects all students to meet high standards of academic conduct, and this is particularly true of graduate students.  Graduate students have been through the experience of completing undergraduate degree programs, and they should be familiar with the expected standards of conduct within academe.  Some of the key principles relating to these standards are found in the Thesis and Dissertation Guide.  Students may also consult individual program standards. See Academic Honesty at VSU page for additional information.

MISCELLANEOUS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

CONFLICT RESOLUTION RESOURCES

Conflict Resolution Committee Information
  • FOR FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS -- In 1994, the University System of Georgia Board
    of Regents' initiative and the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution established
    a system-wide conflict resolution program as a way to:
    1. communicate differences without opposition
    2. resolve conflict at lowest level
    3. improve institutional environment
    4. lead the development of ADR in higher education

GEORGIA RESIDENCY STATUS - USG Board of Regents' Policies

(includes forms and instructions for Hamilton, Madison, and Nassau County waivers; military waivers):

ACADEMIC LOADS AT VSU:

A graduate student is considered:

  • Full-time if they enroll in nine or more credit hours each semester.
  • Half-time is five to eight credit hours per semester.