GEMS Blog for Advisors

Website Updates


February 28, 2019

New Admitted International Graduate Students Page

GEMS is pleased to announce a new resource designed to assist F-1 and J-1 admits, the Admitted International Graduate Students page. The page may also be useful for prospective applicants, immigrant students with English requirements, and foreign degree holders. We encourage you to share this link with your students. Because the page is designed with…


January 23, 2019

Updates to GNM & Financial Ability Webpages

Graduate Non-Matriculated Updates: The page for Graduate Non-Matriculated Students has been updated with English proficiency information. This is not a revision of policy but rather a clarification. Financial Ability Requirement Updates: The Financial Ability Requirement page has been updated with estimated total expenses for the 2019-2020 academic year. This page only applies to students who will…


September 14, 2018

GEMS Student Advising Hours & Appointments

In order to better serve students, we set up student advising hours earlier this summer. These hours are posted in our Graduate School directory listing. Students can drop-in (no appointment necessary) during certain hours each day or they can schedule an appointment with a GEMS advisor using our request form. Please feel free share this…


April 12, 2018

New Thesis/Dissertation and Graduation Web Resources

We’re excited to share our new and improved thesis/dissertation and graduation web pages. We believe these updates will assist your students as they prepare to graduate. You may have already noticed some website restructuring on the Graduate School‘s Students & Postdocs tab. Please review the new “Degree Requirements” link. Within this section, you’ll find “Thesis/Dissertation Information,” “Dates…


January 25, 2018

New Resource for Admissions Review

Admissions review for 2018 is in full swing for most of our graduate programs! You may have questions about an applicant’s admissibility: Is the applicant’s degree equivalent to a four-year US baccalaureate? Is the institution accredited by the proper academic authorities? Is the grade point average equivalent to a 3.0 (B) average? Regarding accreditation, we…


January 5, 2018

Updates to Website for GSR

We have added a footnote to the Graduate School Representative (GSR) section of the Doctoral Supervisory Roles & Responsibilities page: 1As of July 12, 2017, the Graduate School no longer requires a GSR to submit a separate report. The GSR communicates their decision on a doctoral exam on the Warrant per Memo 13. This change was…


September 29, 2017

2017-18 Dates & Deadlines and GRWF Updates

We have updated our Dates and Deadlines page for the next academic year, Autumn 2017 – Summer 2018. Advisors and students are encouraged to review this page at least once per quarter. Clarifying information about the Graduate Registration Waiver Fee (GRWF) has been added to the relevant deadlines — for example, the December 29 GRWF…


August 17, 2017

ROSE Form Discontinued

After discussion with the UW Registrar, GEMS has agreed that the Required Off-Site Education Approval (R.O.S.E.) process will no longer be used as of the 2017-2018 academic year. The link has been removed from our Graduate School forms page. Students who are officially on-leave for reasons related to their educational study should refer to Graduate…


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 9, 2017

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…



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