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3 Frequently Encountered Hurdles (FEH)

Registering for IAR 520/525

a. You must fill out the form (found on IAR’s website under Resources) and send it to your supervisor for approval.
b. Once she/he approves, they are to send it to Prof Dierkes for final approval and to the Program Assistant for registration.
c. You must be registered in this course as long as you are completing or writing your paper. This means you have to be enrolled in the course when you turn in your report.
d. If it is more than one term and you are not finished a “T” (for transfer) must appear on your record for that term. You will then need to be registered in the next term until you are complete. It is important that you watch your academic record and communicate with the program office if you do not see a “T” at the end of a term.

Turning in your Practicum Report

a. You must be registered in IAR 525.
b. Your first reader must be an IAR faculty member. Please consult with your supervisor on the selection of your second reader.
c. The process of submitting your report for review and approval takes time and cannot be completed immediately. As such, communicating your progress to your supervisor is essential.
d. You will turn in a first draft; make any revisions or changes necessary based on your supervisor and second reader’s feedback
e. You will then turn in the next draft, which is hopefully the final draft, and wait for approval from both readers.
f. Upon approval, you will turn in a bound copy to the program office.
g. Upon receipt of this document, your grade will be posted and provided all other requirements are met, your program will be closed.
h. If you are trying to graduate in November or May, the steps listed above must be completed before the deadline of Oct 21 and April 21 (approximately).
i. Do not wait until a few days before the deadline to turn in your report to your supervisor and second reader.
ii. A bound copy is a hard-copy of your report and must be in the office before the deadline.

*Please note the process for turning in a thesis is completed entirely by the student, including depositing the thesis in cIRcle, obtaining the necessary signatures on the forms and closing the program. A thesis is generally a longer process than a practicum report but definitely requires communicating your progress with your supervisor and thesis committee. A bound-copy of the thesis must be turned into the Program Office by the deadlines as mentioned above.

Applying to Graduate

a. There are two graduation ceremonies a year; November and May.
b. You must apply to graduate. This is solely the student’s responsibility.
c. This is done online through SSC.
d. The deadline to apply to graduate is in August and February.
e. It is always better to apply and not graduate than the other way around.
i. If you are late in applying to graduate there is no guarantee that you will be able to participate in the ceremony.

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