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Questions tagged [graduation]

Graduation relates to the receiving or conferring of an academic degree or diploma as well as the ceremony at which degrees are conferred.

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Patent Agreement in Order to Graduate

I am about to finish my masters in stats and in order to graduate I was told that I need to sign a document stating that any patents that I filed while enrolled at the university, belonged to the ...
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Graduation letter vs certificate [closed]

Someone graduated from a university few months ago. She asked for certificate but university staff informed that it will take around 9 months to be ready and stamped from authorities. They offered to ...
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What should i do if my college refused to issue me a degree after paying off my debt? [closed]

I'm an African American. I had all my degrees here in the United States, my Bsc and my two masters degrees. Guess what? I was refused a diploma for my EMBA bcos i couldn't pay a just bal of $1050 on ...
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PhD Advisor to Stop Funding Me

I am going into my 4th year PhD in a STEM field. I am my advisor's first student. While things started off okay and the research had been interesting, my advisor developed a tendency to switch ...
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Is it normal for professors to hold their graduate students “hostage?”

I'm currently scheduled to start graduate school next semester. I've been going to the lab that I'll be working in for the past few months now. I had a question regarding graduation after talking with ...
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Do I have any obligations to my PhD supervisor's requests after I have graduated?

I graduated with a biology PhD last year. My supervisor named X was pretty hands-off (which was great) and most of my project, from conceptualization to data analysis, was done by me generally without ...
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Failing students when it might cause them economic ruin

The issue has crept up on me slowly over the last several years. I am increasingly aware of the massive debt that many of my students are taking on, debt which is far beyond the sort of debt that I ...
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What is the failure rate of dental students in Japanese universities?

If you pass a dental degree from a Japanese university, you automatically get a licence to practice. Therefore we have have a lot of dentists in Japan. The pertinent basic question of quality of ...
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Didn't Pass Final Course for Undergraduate Degree - Already Have Full Time Job [closed]

Unfortunately I failed the last class I needed to get my undergraduate degree- even after walking on stage in front of my whole family. I emailed the professor back and forth to no avail and even ...
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Can a university suspend a student even when he has left university?

If a student is supposed to be punished with something like suspension, but he has finished academic requirement and left the campus(not officially graduated yet). Can the university still do anything ...
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I left college in the last semester (did not finish), but the college “transferred military experience to credits” and gave me a diploma. Normal?

When I was in community college (2016), I wasn't on good terms with the school. I was harassed occasionally and complained about it very forcefully to representatives of the administration. I passed ...
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If I delay my graduation for one semester and get accepted to a Phd program, can the submission be delayed? [closed]

I'm in my third year, and I was originally planning to graduate end of my 5th year, but now I changed my plans, I'm going to graduate at the end of my 4th year.However, there is a pair of courses ...
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best words to respond to a request for cv after graduation [duplicate]

Last summer I did an internship in an industry for 9 weeks. It was a great experience and my supervisor was a very formal and professional lady. On my last day, she asked about my graduation date and ...
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I'm scheduled to graduate next week but my professor has gone MIA due to a death in the family… what can I do?

Next week I'm scheduled to graduate from a major university. One of the required courses that I've taken over the past semester is an independent research study with a single professor. Throughout ...
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What to do when an advisor repeatedly changes graduation requirements?

My friend is a PhD student in the "Jessica" computer science lab. Before beginning, he and Dr. Jessica came to a verbal understanding that he'd be allowed to graduate in time for a job offer scheduled ...
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Severely overtime on my PhD

I am currently a CS PhD student in an East Asian institution, in my fifth year, one year overtime over the normative period. I have passed all my qualification and thesis proposal exams and just need ...
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Can I ask my supervisor to let me graduate early?

I am a master’s research student. I am having trouble with my supervisor. I don't like either his research interests (as he is forcing me to do stupid things) or his attitude. I have the option to ...
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Could I e-mail my professor and ask what my final grade will be before I graduate in two days?

I am graduating in two days and still haven't received a grade in one of my classes. The chances that I do not pass the class are low but it isn't out of the question. I am also on the edge of latin ...
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I graduated but school is withholding my degree [closed]

I graduated in 2016 for my Associates Degree. My college told me to enroll in history 11 over at a different college (they dropped me from the class by mistake and I couldn’t get back into it because ...
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Is it appropriate to wear an honor stole/cord to my doctoral hooding and convocation?

I didn't have the chance to wear my academic stole or honor cord during my undergraduate graduation. Question: Would it be appropriate to wear the academic stole and honor cord to my doctoral ...
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How should I select the correct path for doing my higher studies [closed]

I have already completed my four year degree in Computer Science. Now I'm working as a trainee software engineer.However I wish to continue my studies further, and want to do a MSc or phd as I am ...
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What graduation gown should a PhD-holder wear when later receiving a Master's in another field?

I already have a PhD, but now I'm graduating with a Master's in another field from another university. Question: What academic robes do I wear? I know it is normal to wear the regalia from the ...
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Ideality of collaborating with professor against backdrop of commitments

Soon, I'll be meeting a professor_A base at a University in my home country to discuss about my plans and projects that may be of interest to me(us) during my time back home. Ideally, I am looking to ...
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How should I state my graduation year?

I’ve been MS student and completed all my courses in years 2012-2014, but instead of taking my master’s exam in 2014 (which is requirement for graduation) I took a break. I have defended my master’s ...
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Can I claim to have completed my degree on my résumé, prior to convocating and receiving the physical diploma? [duplicate]

I just received my (passing) grades for my last remaining courses for my BSc. I’ve completed all my requirements, but the next convocation ceremonies don’t take place until Summer 2018. Likewise, I ...
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Is there a term for completing graduation and post-graduation degree from the same college?

I have done my graduation from a college in India and I am pursuing my M. Tech from the same college. When I get my degree will I be a "double alumnus" of the institution? Or is the term something ...
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Graduation Robes - What accolades does this guy have?

I am currently at my brother's graduation ceremony at Adelaide University, and in the Professor's/Post-grad seating area, sits a man fully in green. What does this special gown mean? (Apologies for ...
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How to finish PhD and get through the academic job market as a new mother and primary caregiver?

I am a female graduate student in a competitive phd program. I recently had a baby. Although this is a planned pregnancy, and I thought I had thought through the complications having a baby would ...
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Is it an insult to my US university to not walk in graduation?

I will be graduating with a degree in Software Engineering. I have a 4.0 GPA at this institution (not counting the 3.85 GPA I transferred in with). The institution is awarding me Outstanding Scholar ...
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What to do with PhD advisor who does not revise journal manuscript

Say that someone has already spent three years in PhD with an advisor who never revises their drafts for journal submission for a period longer than 8 months given imaginary excuses. However, when it ...
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Is it commonplace for students to feel anxious about graduation?

So, I am but a semester away from graduating from college as a Computer Programmer in Canada. All is well in the grades department - I've completed all assigned work and maintained a ~4.0 GPA ...
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Under what circumstances would a University revoke a student's degree? [duplicate]

Under what circumstances would a University revoke a student's undergraduate bachelor's degree if something was discovered after the degree was awarded, but actually happened when the student was ...
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Are full-time and part-time postgraduate students who graduate in same year considered to be the same batch?

As I understand, in academia 'Class of 20XX' refers to students graduating during the year 20XX irrespective of the year they joined college. Suppose for a postgraduate course, one person chooses the ...
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Would I be considered a Masters degree holder right after my course completion?

I am currently a MS student looking forward to complete all of my courses by December 2016. Will I be recognized as a Masters degree holder right after December 2016 so that my employers can file ...
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Why do some universities refuse to issue duplicate diplomas?

Many universities have a policy of not issuing a duplicate diploma for a degree, unless your original copy is incorrect, damaged, or lost. One example: University Policy forbids the issuance of ...
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Completing a PhD sooner: what does it take?

More specifically in finance/economics. As I understand it, spending at least 5 years in the program is highly beneficial if one intends to work in academia. However, if aiming for industry positions ...
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When is the official date a degree is obtained? [duplicate]

I've read that there is a difference between the date that a higher degree committee approves a student for graduation and the actual date of graduation. The first being the date that a student ...
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Graduation attire - masters hood while receiving an associate degree [closed]

I earned a MS degree a while back. I went back to school for another degree that happens to a "lower" degree...associates of science. Can I wear my Master's hood while getting the AS degree at ...
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Can a UK University prevent you from graduating due to an outstanding library fine?

I study in the UK. I just received an email from the academic registrar of my university regarding my forthcoming graduation ceremony. Contained within the email was this disclaimer: Please ensure ...
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Wrong date in certificate

My university made a mistake on my graduation parchment, which is the graduation date (they wrote the whole date in words so I guess that's how they made mistake, even I myself take years to realize ...
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When does a PhD student officially stop being a PhD student?

When does a PhD student officially stop being a PhD student? To be more specific, are you no longer a PhD student when: you have submitted your PhD (and thus stopped working on it), been approved for ...
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How do I express a degree on my CV that I have completed but have not been awarded?

I have completed all the requirements for an M.S. degree and have filed the appropriate paperwork. All I have left to do is walk at the end of this semester. I want to put this on my CV, but it seems ...
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What incentives does an advisor have to help PhD students graduate in a timely manner?

I've heard it suggested several times on this site that advisors (especially in experimental fields where the PI may benefit from a cheap, highly skilled workforce) have an incentive to prevent their ...
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If I proposed my PhD this year (but have not defended) can I say that I graduated this year?

I am in a PhD program, and all I need to do is defend. There is still a little more work I need to do before this, but my degree is essentially finished. I have totally completed all other ...
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How can I finish my Ph.D within 9 months (when my funding runs out) when I have few results until now? [closed]

Currently, I'm doing my Ph.D. in Biochemistry in Germany. I'm now in the 4th year. My fund will finish within 9 months. My topic was changed after two years. Actually I was a lazy student with many ...
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How to convince labmate to graduate? Graduating, in a 2 person research group?

I work in a small research group, there are 2 graduate students. My advisor is fairly new, and I'm not sure when his tenure date is actually set for. Not necessary info, but pertinent.) The other ...
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Final graduation thesis - Team members won't cooperate anymore

My friends and I are doing our graduation thesis so we can finish our engineering course here in Brazil. There are two main problems: My buddies are not in the same step than I am: Basically, they ...
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What does graduated mean in the Netherlands?

I have been admitted to a Master in the Netherlands, but my diploma will be awarded after the enroloment date there. However, the university says they can process my admission if I send them an ...
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Etiquette of wearing the wrong academic robes at graduation as a lecturer in the UK

I have graduated three times from UK universities. First was a bachelors' degree, then a Masters' degree, then a PhD. The graduation robes associated with my PhD graduation are absolutely horrible. I ...
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If transitioning into academic position, should I buy my PhD graduation cap and gown?

My graduation ceremony is coming up in a few months, and I have the option of buying or renting a graduation cap and gown. I will be starting an assistant professor job this year, so I suspect (but ...