Hello PhD Students in History,

After a discussion with the Graduate Academic Affairs office in the College, I wanted all of you planning to advance to candidacy for the fall 2011 term to be aware of the following important information:

1.) All requirements necessary to advance must be complete and the corresponding paperwork in to me by Tuesday, August 16th (firm deadline) if you plan to advance in the fall 2011 term.

2.) This deadline has been set because your advancement material must be reviewed by three separate offices, including the Graduate Dean's office and the Registrar, in advance of the first day of classes of the fall 2011 term (August 29th).

3.) Further, it is to your benefit that your advancement be put through prior to the first day of classes as students are subject to a $250.00 late registration fee if they register for 999 on or after the first day of classes.

4.) Requirements to advance to candidacy can be found in the revised version of the PhD Rules and Guidelines sent to you earlier-also located here: http://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/PhD%20Rules%20and%20Guidelines

5.) Attached is the dissertation committee form that must be completed and submitted to me prior to the advancement deadline-also found here: http://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/formshistphd

6.) For additional required forms, please see the following: http://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/formshistphd
*Students are responsible for acquiring all necessary signatures prior to submitting such required forms.

7.) Once advanced, all students will need to request a 999 code for registration purposes.  Please review the information found in this link to understand the process involved: http://chss.gmu.edu/grad999request

Your anticipated cooperation is appreciated!
Best wishes,

Rana C. FitzGerald Graduate Coordinator Department of History and Art History George Mason University Robinson Hall B 354 Tel: 703-993-1248 Fax: 703-993-1251 http://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/