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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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Is it normal for graduate degrees to be awarded through the graduate school rather than the individual college?

I recently ordered some degree verification PDFs through the National Student Clearinghouse for employment purposes and had a quick question. I saw my undergrad Psychology degree had the College of ...
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Clinical Psychology Ph.D program to be cut soon. What could happen now?

At this point, I understand I have posted on this website a fair amount. This time, my post will take a step back from discussing my other difficulties to something that will be sadly relevant in the ...
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Physics PhD Student -- Is a 7 year PhD going to hurt my career prospects in academia?

I'm a physics PhD student at a top-tier university in the US and am about to start my 4th year. The norm in my group is to finish your PhD in 6 years. However, I'm not sure if I can meet that target ...
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Wearing a PhD gown with a stole bestowed earlier from my Masters

I am an academic staff member with a PhD degree. I am curious whether I can put on my valedictorian stole bestowed upon me from my masters degree (from another university) with my PhD gown, i.e. I ...
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When should I take general and math GREs?

I am currently an undergrad looking to apply for pure math PhD programs sometime in the future. The thing is, I do not wish to apply for grad program right after graduation but want to work in the ...
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What can happen if I do not disclose a conduct violation from grad school when applying to a new grad school?

I just received a conduct violation at my current grad school for a failed drug test when trying to attain a new internship. I had been taking CBD gummies that caused me to fail. I now have been ...
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PhD program and article publication without supervisor name [duplicate]

Can a PhD student publish an article without the name of the supervisor? if even the supervisor agrees with that?
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What gown do I wear to student graduation when I have two doctoral degrees?

I am a Professor at a college in the US where we wear regalia to the student graduations. I have a PhD, but am about to complete another doctoral degree from a different university, neither of which ...
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Can degree be revoked for misbehaving with professor after graduation? [duplicate]

One of my professors misbehaved with me. So after graduation, I wrote him a strong and humiliating mail. Can he get my degree revoked?
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I'm in a bit of bind... I have the wrong regalia robe [closed]

So, I am graduating with my Master's in 3 weeks. The university that I am graduating from is the same one where I did my undergrad. I currently have a bachelor's robe, not a master's one because I ...
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Last Course needed to graduate suddenly not being offered [closed]

I’m a master's student with soon to be 32 credit hours of the 36 needed to graduate. My university is suddenly not offering one of the last two courses I need to graduate. It was supposed to offered ...
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Advisors keep adding project requirements on last year PhD

I am a fifth-year CS PhD student in an US institution, co-advised by two professors, and I already passed my thesis proposal in the fourth year. In the thesis proposal, I promised to deliver one last ...
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What to do when a supervisor withdraws their name from a graduate student's paper?

Context Under my mentor's guidance and support, I've been working on a paper that has really bloomed. It is exciting technically and scientifically - the technology invented and the new findings it ...
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My advisor is not letting me graduate my masters and join Ph.D in a new lab

It has been almost 3.5 years since the start of my Master's, and I want to graduate this December. My advisor wants me to stay and work with him for some more time. I don't want that. When I asked for ...
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Are there potential consequences for not paying a college fee after I graduated? [closed]

I just graduated last semester and I just received a bill from my college claiming $125 in "room damages". I contacted the office of res life about it and they claimed that I "turned in ...
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What should I tell my department head (about my advising problems)?

I have two advisers. One primary adviser (PA) is from my department. The second adviser (SA) is from another department. The PA appointed the SA (as my co-adviser) unofficially without asking me 2-3 ...
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How many years after MSc graduation, am I able with possibilities to be accepted from a PhD program?

I graduated one year ago and still haven't found a PhD after many applications. In two of these I was ranked at 3rd and 2nd positions accordingly, but I regard that even though has been passed one ...
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Finishing a Phd in two years and few months

I am a phd candidate in education. My doctoral program takes 3 years. However, I have worked very hard and got several publications that sole-authored. My supervisor thinks that I can finish my phd ...
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What is my graduation date?

I submitted my Master's thesis last December (2020), and it just been accepted (so in 2021), and the university will probably take many (maybe even 6) months before they actually give me the diploma (...
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My advisor won't review my papers, and he does not let me publish them without his approval

I am a last year PhD international student in engineering. I have written so far 3 drafts that I need feedback + approval to submit them for publication. I delivered the first draft almost 2 years ago....
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Advisor doesn't let me graduate and prevents me from working

Posting for my friend Brief background: I am in the middle of my 4th year PhD at a US university. I opened up a new direction for the lab, which led me to 2 impactful publications and 1 manuscript ...
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Can external examiners be from research institutes?

Firstly, I understand what matter are the regulations from my own college and advice from my supervisor. I would like to ask this question more as a survey of experience and opinions. It happens that ...
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Correct regalia when collecting a masters degree but you already hold a doctorate [duplicate]

What is the correct regalia to wear in the United States when you receive a Masters degree but you have previously earned a doctorate. (And you own your doctoral regalia ) I.e. you’re a physician and ...
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Is it worth writing and publishing a survey paper while a PhD student [closed]

There are opportunity costs associated with spending time on writing a critical analysis of the literature and submitting that review article to a journal as opposed to conducting research (although ...
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how should I describe my status in job applications? I have just passed my PhD oral defence

I have passed my PhD viva voce and submitted my revised thesis. Currently, I am waiting for my degree to be conferred which will take one to two months. How should I describe/introduce my academic ...
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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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