Chapter 2: Graduate School Organization (PDF)

Last reviewed 2015

A. Staff
B. Graduate Faculty
C. Executive Committee of the Graduate Faculty
D. Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs

Chapter 3: Admissions (PDF)

Last reviewed August 26, 2022

A. Overview of DGS and Graduate School Responsibilities
B. Slate
C. Application and Supporting Materials
D. Application Deadlines
E. Processing of Applications in the Graduate Admissions Office
F. Departmental Review and Decision Recommendations
G. Graduate School Processing of Recommended Decisions
H. Required GRE/GPA for Admission to The Graduate School
I. Non-Degree Admission
J. Student Response to an Offer of Admission
K. Steps to Matriculation
L. Information for Admitted Students

Master’s No Award Possible Letter (Template)
Master’s Department Notifies of Award Letter (Template)
Master’s No Mention of Award Letter (Template)
Master’s External Funding Letter (Template)
PhD External Funding Letter (Template)
PhD Research Assistantship Letter (Template)
PhD Standard Fellowship Letter (Template)
PhD Teaching Assistantship Letter (Template)
PhD Department Notifies of Service Letter (Template)
Deny Letter (Sample)
Deny from Waitlist Letter (Sample)
Waitlist Letter (Sample)
Departmental Service Requirements Letter Instructions & Template

Chapter 4: Budgets and Financial (PDF)

Last reviewed July 25, 2022

A. Student Charges
B. Student Financial Support
C. Departmental Graduate Awards Budget Process
D. Annual Budget Submission
E. Other Funds Available to Schools

F. First-Year Award and Reappointment Letters to PhD Students
G. Student Payments Through SISS and University Payroll
H. Graduate School Fellowships and Awards
I. PhD Student Fringe Benefit Rate
J. TGS Budget and Finance Calendar

Chapter 5: Graduate Student Affairs (PDF)

Last reviewed July 25, 2022

A. Vision
B. Mission
C. Core Objectives
D. Program Components
E. Professional Development Programs
F. Mentoring
G. Social Programs

H. Diversity and Inclusion
I. Program Support
J. Advocacy
K. Communications
L. Student Group Support
M. Program Evaluation

A. Regular and Late Registration
B. Advising
C. Required Registration Loads
D. Registration Procedures for Students
E. Special Procedures for the Summer Sessions

F.  Changes in Registration
G. Cooperative Registration for Courses Offered at NCCU, UNC-CH, NCSU, and UNC-G
H. Courses Below 500-Level for Graduate Degree Credit
I.  Audited Courses
J. Language Courses

A. Credits
B. Grades and Academic Standing
C. Identification Cards
D. Interruption of Program and Withdrawal from The Graduate School

E. Leave of Absence
F.  English Proficiency for International Students
G. Library Privileges
H. Student Health and Insurance

A. The AM. and MS Program
B. Time Limits
C. Transfer of Credit
D. Courses Below 500-Level for Master’s Degree Credit
E. Retroactive Credit

F.  Final Examination
G. Master’s Thesis
H. Non-Thesis Examination
I.  Apply for Graduation
J.  Dual or Concurrent Master’s Degree Programs

A. Ph.D. Committee
B. Program
C. Quality of Work
D. English Language Proficiency
E. Foreign Languages
F.  Responsible Conduct of Research
G. Progress toward Degree
H. Residence

I.  Time Limits
J. Qualifying Examinations
K. Preliminary Examination
L. Dissertation
M. Dissertation Defense
N. Financial Credit
     Examination Procedures for Preliminary Examinations
     Final Examination Procedures for the Doctoral Candidate

A. New Program Proposals
B. Basic Elements of a New Program Proposal
C. Certificate of Graduate Study
D. Withdrawal, Leave of Absence, and Reinstatement

E. Course Approval/Revision Procedures
F.  Revision of the Graduate School Bulletin
G. Inter-departmental Transfers
H. Certifying English Proficiency

Chapter 11: Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring (PDF)

Last reviewed 2015

A. Mentoring
B. Teaching
C. Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education

A. Best Practices: Core Expectations for Graduate Education
B. Expectations of Graduate Faculty
C. Expectations of Graduate Students
D. Expectations of Graduate Departments and Programs
E. Expectations of Graduate School
F.  Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

G. Professional Development of Graduate Teaching Assistants
H. Courses in College Teaching
I.   Certificate in College Teaching
J.  Preparing Future Faculty Program
K. Teaching IDEAS Workshop Series
L.  Professional Development Appendix

Chapter 13: Student Conduct and Grievance Procedures (PDF)

Last reviewed 2015

A. Standards of Conduct
B. Academic Misconduct
C. Discrimination and Harassment
D. Student Grievances