GEMS Blog for Advisors


June 11, 2018

Spring 2018 Graduation: Submit Candidacy & Degree Recommendations

These are reminders for you that will assist GEMS in providing a quick and successful graduation for your students for Spring Quarter 2018. Students must have completed all degree requirements on or before June 8, 2018. Before you recommend graduation in MyGrad (by Wednesday, June 13 at 5 p.m.), please ensure the following steps have been…

December 14, 2017

Admissions Updates

To better assist you during this admission season, we have implemented some recent changes: We increased the file size for recommendation letters from 500KB to 2MB (This is the same file size allowed for transcripts and visa request forms.) We added information about transcript requirements for enrolling students (see “Degree” section on Understanding the Application Process)….

May 1, 2017

Best Practices for Student Visa Requests

If you are offering department financial support to an international graduate applicant: Please complete the Graduate Funding Detail page in MyGrad Program (MGP) via the Funding Info link. The processing of I-20 request forms for F-1 visa applications will be delayed without this information. We have updated our Visa Request & Funding for International Applicants…