Departments are generally given approval to begin recommending students for awards in March for the upcoming academic year. Be sure to engage in conversation with your department chair, program director, or other appropriate person regarding your funding for next year. Encourage your department to submit their recommendations to the Graduate School as soon as possible.
In order to be re-appointed for next year, you must be in good academic standing and fulfill the following criteria:
- cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
- classified status (students admitted in Probationary status are not eligible);
- any missing documents required as part of a conditional acceptance for a prior semester (i.e., final degree conferral transcript) must be submitted;
- not more than one Incomplete or missing grade for all semesters already completed;
- appropriate grade of IP issued for dissertation research hours;
- time remaining in program of study has not exhausted funding eligibility.
Remember, any tuition scholarship for next year cannot be applied to your student account through Student Financial Services until the contract issued to you by the Graduate School has been signed and returned. Once Student Financial Services has processed your award, you will need to accept it with them through mySLU. Instructions will be included with your contract packet.
Another important action would be to check your grades in Banner Self Service for the previously completed semesters. Many times an appointment contract is held up because of missing grades or more than one incomplete.
If you are graduating in May, are leaving the University and are on an assistantship or fellowship that continues beyond May 31, 2010, you must submit a formal letter of resignation to the Graduate School. You cannot hold an assistantship or fellowship if you are no longer a student. Please submit your letter to Ms. Cathy Zimmer, Business Manager, The Graduate School.
If you have any additional questions about any of the above, please feel free to contact Ms. Cathy Zimmer at 314.977.2468 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Registration for the summer and fall semesters begins April 5 and continues through May 7.
All final doctoral dissertations and projects will be submitted to ProQuest electronically for the Spring 2010 semester. Demonstration dates will be announced after the holiday break. To test it out, please go to: http://www.etdadmin.com/cgi-bin/main/demo.
Don't forget that all student forms can be found at http://www.slu.edu/x33556.xml and all graduation-related forms at http://www.slu.edu/x32105.xml.
Symposium of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages will celebrate its 8th French and 10th Spanish Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Symposium on Saturday, March 27, 2010. Information on the Symposium may be found by visiting: http://www.slu.edu/colleges/AS/languages/graduate/.
Second Sunday Suppers
Each second Sunday of the month, the Graduate Campus Ministry organizes a community gathering for food, fellowship and fun. After the 4:30 p.m. mass at College Church, graduate and professional students head over to Campus Ministry located in Wuller Hall (the northwest corner of Laclede and West Pine, by the clock tower). Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested, RSVP to Lindsay Walter at email@example.com by 5 p.m. on the preceeding Friday.