Dear May Degree Candidate,
Commencement 2016 is rapidly approaching! Please keep the following information in mind as you move forward toward completion of your degree.
Login to SIS at http://go.tufts.edu/sis to review your Graduation Status. A status of “Applied for Graduation” means your degree sheet has not been received, or your degree sheet was returned to the academic department for missing information (such as a required signature). A status of “In Review” means your degree sheet has been received and your degree requirements are being reviewed. You and/or your department will be contacted with any questions or concerns.
The earliest date that your status may change to “Approved for Graduation” is Thursday, May 12th.
Below is a comprehensive list of requirements and deadlines for May degree conferral. Please review this list to ensure you are on track to graduate. As deadlines approach, it is not always possible to respond to individual requests for confirmation of completion and receipt of documents.
Diploma Name and Mailing Address
Please be sure to add or review your “Diploma Name” and “Diploma Address” in your SIS record. Click on the Graduation Status icon on the home page, and update the appropriate link for name/address. In the absence of a diploma name, your primary name will be printed on your diploma. Diploma names must be added by March 24th. Names submitted after March 24th are not guaranteed to be printed in time for Commencement. A fee will be assessed to reprint diplomas after Commencement. In the absence of a diploma mailing address, your diploma (if not picked-up at Commencement) will be mailed to your home address. Diploma addresses must be entered before Commencement, but you are encouraged to add it before March 24th while updating your name.
Graduate Exit Survey
On April 1st you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org that will ask you to complete the Graduate Exit Survey. The email will contain a secure link. The Graduate Exit Survey is required, and individual responses are kept confidential. Please complete the survey as soon as possible. Your responses to this survey make a difference. Results from previous years have led to many important changes that have improved the graduate student experience here at Tufts.
Requirements and Deadlines
|Apply for graduation via SIS; see instructions in graduate handbook||February 15|
|Thesis/Dissertation students – submit original forms to Student Services and upload thesis/dissertation online||May 2|
|Ph.D. students – online S.E.D.||May 2|
|All students – Graduate Exit Survey||May 2||Link will be emailed to students on/after April 1st|
|Master’s project students||May 9||Project grade to be posted to transcript|
|OTD students||May 9||Leadership project grade to be posted to transcript|
|Transfer credits||May 9||Transfer credits to be posted to transcript. Online transfer of credit request, approvals, and official transcript to be submitted in advance to allow time for processing|
|Grade Changes||May 9||Changes to incomplete/failing grades to be posted to transcript.|
|Final Grades for Spring 2016 term||May 16||Final grades due by 9 A.M.|
Information regarding announcement cards, marching cards, luncheon tickets, academic regalia, diploma distribution, and Phase II venues can be found at: http://commencement.tufts.edu/gradase
Best of luck as you move forward toward completion of your degree, and we hope to see you at Commencement on May 22nd!
Graduate Student Services