Graduate Program Fact Sheet:

Updated 3/14/07

Courses
Course Listings: http://www.westga.edu/~engdept/Footnotes

English 6399 (Thesis): Students must fill out an independent study form (available from the DGS) listing their thesis advisor as the instructor for their thesis section.

English 5383 (Readings for the Comprehensive Exam): Students will sign up with the DGS. Do not file an independent study form for this course.

Admission and Registration
Graduate Admission Application Deadline for Summer 2007: May 15, 2007
Graduate Admission Application Deadline for Fall 2007: July 18, 2007
Graduate Admission Application Deadline for Spring 2008: November 27, 2007
Graduate Research Assistant Application deadline for Fall 2007/Spring 2008: April 16, 2007
Advance Registration for Summer and Fall 2007: April 5-24, 2007
New Student Registration for Summer 2007: June 1, 2007
New Student Registration for Fall 2007: August 14, 2007
Advance Registration for Spring 2008: Nov. 1-20, 2007

Course Requirements
Thesis Track Requirements:
** 30 total credit hours (27 course work and 3 thesis)
** A minimum of 24 hours must be in English
** Of the 27 credit hours, 21 credit hours (7 courses) must be at the 6000 level.


Non-Thesis Track Requirements:
** 36 credit hours
** A minimum of 30 hours must be in English
** Of the 36 credit hours, 27 credit hours (9 courses) must be at the 6000 level.


Foreign Language Exam
Foreign Language Exam Date for Spring 2007: Feb. 7
Students must sign up by: Jan. 29

Foreign Language Exam Date for Summer 2007: June 20
Students must sign up by: June 11

Foreign Language Exam Date for Fall 2007: Oct. 3
Students must sign up by: Sept. 24

Contact the Graduate School (Cobb Hall) to sign up.

Graduation
Application for Graduation: Forms are available from the Graduate School (Cobb Hall)
Deadline to apply for Summer 2007 Graduation: February 23, 2007
Deadline to apply for Fall 2007 Graduation: June 22, 2007
Deadline to apply for Spring 2008 Graduation: mid-fall semester (date forthcoming)

Graduation forms for thesis students:
Program of study
Thesis prospectus
Application for graduation (list thesis committee)
Deadline for submitting completed theses to the Graduate School for spring graduation: April 20, 2007
Last day to schedule thesis defense for spring graduation: April 10, 2007
Thesis due to committee: AT LEAST seven days prior to your scheduled defense

Deadline for submitting completed theses to the Graduate School for summer graduation: July 13, 2007
Last day to schedule thesis defense for summer graduation: July 3, 2007
Thesis due to committee: AT LEAST seven days prior to your scheduled defense

Deadline for submitting completed theses to the Graduate School for fall graduation: November 30, 2007
Last day to schedule thesis defense for fall graduation: November 20, 2007
Thesis due to committee: AT LEAST seven days prior to your scheduled defense

Graduation forms for non-thesis students:
Program of study
Application for graduation (list oral exam committee)

Students should check The Scoop for the appropriate semester for further deadlines and information.