Read the latest issue of The Advisor, the Graduate Education newsletter.
The current Graduate Education Catalog and Graduate Education Policy Proposal Summary. Students can also find the the Graduate Education Catalog from previous academic school years: 2014-2015; 2013-2014; 2012-2013; 2011-2012; 2010-2011.
Along with the Saint Louis University formatting guideline, students are also encouraged to become familiar with the following styles:
Forms and Deadlines
Find a complete list of spring 2016 and summer 2016 deadlines, including when to submit application for degrees and graduation.
The Process Flow Chart explains where graduate education petitions and forms need to be turned in and who handles each form.
The forms above are most commonly used by graduate students. a comprehensive list of university forms and petitions can be found here.
Funding & Financial Aid
The Donald G. Brennan Scholarship Fund, the Cathy Golden Scholarship Award and the Morgan Book Fund are all available to current graduate students. Assistantship and employment opportunities are also regularly posted on the Graduate Education Employment and Financial Support page.
The Presidential Fellowship and Diversity Fellowship are both open to newly accepted graduate students. Also, a list of fellowships is available on the graduate education website.
Annual Graduate Student Review
All master's and doctoral students must undergo an annual review of their progress, although a department or program may require reviews on a more frequent basis. The manner in which the review is conducted is determined by students' department or program. Departments and programs will be required to file a copy of their review process with their appropriate Graduate Dean or Director and with the Office of Graduate Education. Copies of individual student reviews will be kept in the department or program office. A summary report of the results of annual reviews of all students in each department and program must be submitted to the appropriate dean or director of the college, school, or center.
Students and faculty can download copies of the Advising and Mentoring Manual, the Annual Graduate Review form and sample reporting forms.
A list of suggested items to be include with the annual graduate review is also available for download.
Suggested guidelines for implementing the policy
- If your program does not already have an annual progress review in place, examine examples from other SLU programs and from other universities (see the U of Michigan materials for good examples of forms). How the program review is conducted is determined by each academic unit and it can be more than once a year.
- The review should include a written feedback from signed by the advisor or graduate program director/chair/director if an advisor is not chosen at the time of the review and by the student. The form should include a course of action for future coursework and any remedial work needed for the student to avoid probation or raise grades to get off probation.
- It is recommended that new students have an informal meeting with the graduate program director or department chair at mid-term of their first semester. This is especially important for international students who may not understand the American higher education system, departmental norms, or university policies. Be sure to have a handbook and the Graduate Education Catalog available to answer questions.
- The annual progress review for new students should occur at the start of the spring semester to allow for an early start on corrective measures or changes in the program where needed.
- Some programs may choose to have a departmental meeting to solicit input from all faculty who had interaction with the student during the time period for the review. This would include instructors in courses, other committee members, and research or teaching advisors. After the departmental review, the advisor and/or graduate program director would meet with the student to go over the review and get the appropriate signatures. The option of soliciting feedback one on one from instructors, etc. can replace a departmental meeting for review.
- Assistantship reviews are separate and do not constitute a progress review.
- Forms can be paper or electronic, but the student should have a paper copy with signatures.
- All paper copies should be maintained centrally within a department.
- Am electronic spreadsheet or other reporting form should be submitted to the associate dean/center director by April 1 each spring.
Graduate Assistant Forms
Students who have graduate assistantships are advised to look over and complete these required documents: