May 2013 Grads: Monday, October 8 is the last day to submit your Application for Admission to Candidacy form if you wish to have your degree awarded in May, 2013.
If you are not sure whether or not you have submitted the Application for Admission to Candidacy form, please do the following:
Log onto BroncoWeb, then, in your Student Center, open your Academic Advisement Report. In that report you will see, under General Graduate Requirements several entries. The most important ones (for this event) are those entitled “Admission to Candidacy Form” and “Proposed Plan of Study – Graduate Certificate”. Underneath each of these headings, your report will state either “Satisfied” or “Not Satisfied”.
If the status is “Satisfied”, your next step, if you have not already done so, is to Apply for Graduation online to pay your diploma or certificate fees and get on the Registrar’s radar for graduation/ commencement. You will need to apply for graduation for BOTH the degree and certificate if you are admitted to two programs.
If the status is “Not Satisfied”, do the following:
1) Check your files for copies of the documents, if you have them, then
2) Contact Graduate Admissions at either firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 426-3903 to determine whether or not they have the AAC or PPSGC on file and approved.
3) If Graduate Admissions has your approved document, please ask them to notify the Registrar of that fact. That should resolve the issue.
4) If you do not have a copy of the AAC or PPSGC and Graduate Admissions does not have the document in question, plan to file the AAC or PPSGC by the deadline, using the following instructions:
Finally, read the instruction block on both forms to be sure that you understand the process that will follow.
I am supposed to graduate in December and submitted by application for graduation a few months ago, before the deadline. What is next? Are we supposed to hear back?
You are supposed to hear from the Registrar almost anytime now by e-mail. The information provided is to let you know that you are eligible to graduate and that they would like to know if you are planning to attend commencement so that a reasonable headcount can be made. This is very general information and I've asked for more information from the Registrar's office. Once I get the information, I will post it in Moodle for you and everyone else who's interested.
We LOVE having students attend commencement and commencement is truly worth attending! I prefer May to December, just because the weather and the beauty of Boise is better on display then, but the warm confines of Taco Bell Arena, where the commencement ceremonies are held, is very inviting. For more info on commencement now, go to the Provost's website at: http://academics.boisestate.edu/provost/commencement
I'll provide more detailed information for prospective graduates soon.
Thanks for the information! I have verified everything, and I am good to go. However, I can't seem to find the May graduation date anywhere. I am hoping to make the trip from Maryland to Idaho this spring, but I need to get planning! I am sure the date is posted somewhere obvious and I am just missing it. If anyone could let me know, that would be great! Looking forward to meeting other May 2013 graduates and some of my professors!
I believe graduation is scheduled for May 18, 2013. I found this information on the academic calendar located here: http://registrar.boisestate.edu/calendar/spring2013.shtml
I hope you can make it. I attended graduation this year, supporting a family member, and it was awesome -- you definitely don't want to miss it.
I attended graduation last May (I live in Illinois) and was incredibly happy that I did so. We arrived Thursday evening, spent Friday visiting campus and being touristy, then graduation and yummy food on Saturday, and we flew back home early Sunday. It was so enjoyable to be on campus after all the hard work that went into earning my degree, not to mention being able to meet so many of my classmates and teachers.
The students and faculty were so welcoming and helpful and the graduation ceremony itself made me feel so proud of my accomplishments and proud to be a graduate of Boise State University. Marching out at the end of the ceremony, down aisles and pathways lined by faculty members, is a memory I will treasure always. Most of my family had to stay behind, but they were able to watch the ceremony live as it was streamed on the web. If you have the opportunity to attend graduation I can't recommend it highly enough (in case you couldn't tell ).
On a side note, we really liked the hotel we stayed at - I'd be happy to share that info with anyone via e-mail (email@example.com).
MET, class of 2012