3.10 Advancement to Candidacy

After students have passed their qualifying examinations, they must submit forms to advance to candidacy. Delays in advancing to candidacy may jeopardize the validity of the examination and limit the time in candidacy.  At this stage, advancing to candidacy simply requires completing the Graduate Division and Group forms that identify the members of the Dissertation Committee and paying the candidacy fee ($90).

Basic requirements to Advance to Candidacy in the JGGB include:
1.    Passing the qualifying examination.
2.    Maintaining the minimum 3.0 grade point average in all upper division and graduate coursework taken in graduate standing with no more than two courses having been graded as incomplete.

Please note: Non-resident tuition (NRT) is waived after advancement to candidacy.