Admission to Candidacy
Admission to candidacy may be granted by the Graduate School to any regular graduate student with a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average when the following requirements have been met: (1) completed at least 9 hours of acceptable graduate work at West Georgia; (2) submitted a graduate petition for degree to the Graduate School approved by the advisor, appropriate department chair, Dean of the Graduate School, and if applicable, an approved plan for thesis, research project, or dissertation.
Students must be admitted to candidacy no later than the first week of the last semester in which they are enrolled. The advisor will be notified by the Dean of the Graduate School when the student has been admitted to candidacy. Admission to candidacy is no guarantee or promise that the student will receive his or her degree; however, it is a procedure that moves the student closer to receipt of the degree he or she hopes to attain.