GEMS Blog for Advisors

February 3, 2017

Admissions Challenges Under New Executive Order

Graduate School Dean David Eaton sent the below message (excerpted) to graduate programs on February 1, 2017. With the recent Executive Order potentially impacting student entry into the US, many of you have asked how you should handle admission applications specifically from the seven countries identified in the Executive Order. The Graduate School strongly recommends…


January 19, 2017

Critical reminder: Paid ECDs (Enrollment Confirmation Deposits) guarantee admission for new students

If an applicant pays the ECD after your offer acceptance deadline, the applicant becomes an enrolled student. To prevent a student from accepting your offer and paying the ECD past your stated deadline, you will need to manually decline the offer in MyGrad before the student submits the ECD payment. Instructions for declining an offer…


January 9, 2017

Change in Policy: Admissions Deferrals and Late Applications

Per the e-mail sent to advisors last week: starting Winter 2017, each quarter now has an admissions process deadline – the fifth day of instruction. This date is calendared for each quarter on the Dates & Deadlines page. Please work with your students to ensure that the below actions are conveyed through MyGrad no later…


2017 Dates & Deadlines and RWF Updates

We have updated our Dates & Deadlines page to reflect the 2017 Academic Year. Advisors and students are encouraged to review this page at least once per quarter. Please note the revised deadline for payment of the Registration Waiver Fee (RWF). We’ve moved the payment deadline to the last day of instruction for all RWF…


December 14, 2016

Graduation Reminders

To graduate Autumn Quarter 2016, students must complete all degree requirements on or before the last day of the quarter, Friday, December 16. The deadline to submit candidacy and degree recommendations in MyGrad is Wednesday, December 21. Please ensure the following steps have been completed before you submit candidacy and degree recommendations in MyGrad: Verify the master’s request…


November 30, 2016

Thursday, December 8: Holiday Party to Recognize Graduate Advisors

The Graduate School and GEMS is hosting a holiday party in your honor!  Please join us for food and a cup of cheer to recognize the wonderful work you provide to the graduate community throughout the year. Thursday, December 8th 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Simpson Center Communications Building, Room 202 Please RSVP (optional) to help…


November 23, 2016

Critical Graduate Admissions Updates

The Graduate School recently received a policy clarification from the U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency regarding conditional admissions.  In response to this clarification, the Graduate School is changing a few of our admission practices to ensure compliance with federal policy while minimizing the impact on your current admission practices and retaining fairness to all…


October 3, 2016

Graduate School Forms

In our efforts to continue to improve efficiency, transparency, and equal access, GEMS is working to ensure that our forms are available on the Graduate School website. Students can access forms at Graduate School Forms. We update these forms frequently; we expect students to use current forms to avoid delays in approval and processing. Recently updated forms include:…


September 29, 2016

New MGP Feature: Close Admissions Application

You asked, and we delivered! On August 23, the Graduate School released a new feature in MGP, which allows you to temporarily close an admissions application. To close an application: Select Unit Profile (from the main page of MyGrad Program) Select the Graduate Admission Profile you want to close Select Edit Basic Information Next to Close…


September 23, 2016

New Features Added to MGP

The Graduate School released the following new features in MGP on September 7, 2016: Graduate Application for Admission File size for upload of transcript and visa documents has increased to 2 MB. Everything else is 500 KB. The question about U.S. military status separates child from spouse of military veteran or active duty service member….


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