January 11, 2006


Spring Semester begins on Tuesday, January 17. Be sure to register by Monday, January 16, in order to avoid paying a late fee. Remember: You have to register, even if you are graduating in the first week of January.

If you don't register within the first two weeks of the semester, you will become inactive and have to reapply to the Graduate School.

-- If you have a graduate assistantship OR are an international student, you must register full-time (6-14 credits).

-- If you are a doctoral student and have completed all course work, successfully passed your prelim oral, and registered for all thesis credits, you are eligible for full-time equivalent registration. See details at http://www.grad.umn.edu/Current_Students/registration/FTE_procedures.html Advanced masters students must apply for this status in advance.

-- If you are taking your oral prelim by January 26, be sure to return the Prelim Oral Examination Report to the Graduate School (316 Johnston Hall) immediately following the exam so that you can change your registration to EPsy 8888 (thesis credits) for Spring 2006.

-- Registration in Grad 999 (no-cost/no-credit) will keep you active in the Graduate School only. This registration is NOT appropriate if you are required to register in order to hold an assistantship or fellowship, because of visa requirements, or if you are trying to defer student loans. Educational Psychology graduate students may only register for Grad 999 four semesters.

--You will need to talk to Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) if you want to register for EPsy 8666 (pre-thesis credits). These credits are only used to give students full-time status prior to completing the oral prelim; they do not count toward your thesis requirement. Educational lPsychology graduate students are limited to registering for 24 credits of 8666 during their graduate programs.

If you have registration questions, please contact Kathy Walter (624 16898 or kwalter@umn.edu).

Posted by kwalter at January 11, 2006 10:33 AM