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Dear Masters Students,
If you will be finishing up your degree requirements in the spring or summer 2014 semester, please file your graduation application on Patriot Web now. Information may be found on http://registrar.gmu.edu/students/graduation/timelines/    If you have filed for graduation in a previous semester, you'll need to withdraw that application in order to re-file for spring:   http://registrar.gmu.edu/forms/graduation/  "withdraw graduation application".

Deadline to apply for spring 2014 graduation is February 21.

Please Note:  It is best to go ahead and file for graduation if there is a chance you may finish up in the spring or summer term. You can always withdraw it at a later date if you will not finish in time.

Thesis students will contact the thesis & dissertation coordinator at Fenwick Library for a format review (http://thesis.gmu.edu/)  This is a required step for graduation.   Send them your draft early, do not wait until you have a final version.  Set up your thesis defense date with your committee members now - again, do not wait since faculty schedules fill up quickly. The last date to hold a thesis defense for spring graduation will be April  25.  Follow the time line for finishing up your thesis in spring or summer, http://ssb.gmu.edu/students/index.cfm "Deadlines" in red type at the bottom of the screen.

Biology Project students need to complete the oral and written comprehensive exams before the degree conferral date found on http://registrar.gmu.edu/calendars/, and turn in the project report to their committee.

Bioinformatics Project students will complete their report and present their research findings in a poster session at Student Research Day in Bull Run Hall on April 29, 2014.

Any questions please let me know.

Thank you,
Diane St. Germain

Diane St. Germain
Coordinator, Graduate Academic Programs
Biology, Biosciences, Bioinformatics
George Mason University
10900 University Blvd., MS 5B3
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone (703) 993-4263, Fax (703) 993-8976