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New Student Information

Welcome Spring 2018 new students! 

Let us help you get started in your SIS graduate program with these useful tips and instructions for registering for classes.

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Meet with your program advisor for 30 minutes to discuss long-term course/degree planning. Meetings can take place in person, by phone, or by Skype.

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Announcements & Deadlines

  • For students who have applied to graduate for December, the last day to complete all requirements is December 16. Learn about December commencement.

  • The University will be closed for winter break December 23 - January 1. Express Advising for Spring Add/Drop Registration will begin January 8.  

  • For other important announcements and deadlines, review the most recent Graduate Advising Weekly Bulletin.

Frequently Asked Questions

All internships (both non/0-credit and for-credit) require additional registration processes and are not registered in Eagle Service. Non-credit internships are used solely to fulfill the Professional Experience requirement. Internships for academic credit can fulfill the Professional Experience requirement and may be counted towards academic program requirements (e.g. elective). All students registering internships for academic credit are required to participate in an online internship course.

Registration deadlines are listed on the University Academic Calendar and are also sent to students in the Graduate Advising weekly bulletin. Tuition charged for for-credit internships is the same as the normal tuition rate. There is no cost for non-credit internships.

Find out more about internship registration.

SRPs, theses and independent studies require additional registration processes and are not registered in Eagle Service. While the basic registration process for these projects is the same, you will be asked to provide supplemental materials specific to each type of registration to both your academic advisor and faculty advisor(s) for the project.

Registration deadlines are listed on the University Academic Calendar and are also sent to students in the Graduate Advising weekly bulletin.

Find out more about SRP registration.

SIS graduate students are required to demonstrate that they have professional experience relevant to their degree program prior to graduation. Students may fulfill this requirement by either demonstrating that they have prior/current professional experience or previous internship experience, or by completing an internship during their MA program.

Students fulfilling the professional experience requirement based on an internship completed during their MA program must register the internship for either academic credit or no-credit for the semester in which the internship is completed.

Students fulfilling the Professional Experience requirement based on prior/current professional experience or internships completed prior to enrollment must submit to their advisor the Professional Experience Certification form.

SIS graduate students are required to demonstrate intermediate reading proficiency in a language other than English. Most students fulfill this requirement by passing the free Tool of Research language exam. For more information about the TOR exam, and other ways to fulfill this requirement, click here. Find out more about the Tool of Research language requirement.