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Graduate College Orientation

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Transcript of Graduate College Orientation

WHO CAN HELP?
Your Academic Department (Advisor/ VIP / Liaison) can assist with course advisement, enrollment, and help with degree requirements. http://www.ou.edu/content/gradweb/people/dept_contacts.html.

Find a mentor
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF


ROAD MAP:
Navigating your first year as a graduate student
CHECK BOTH WAYS
Turn in your official transcripts ASAP if you haven't already.

Check your OU email daily. Save any correspondence you have with the Graduate College or your department.

Check Canvas often. Your courses will open up in Canvas on the first day of classes.
Open yourself up to new experiences

Get involved with campus activities

Take classes with a variety of faculty

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Y BELONG HERE
ARE YOU A GRADUATE ASSISTANT?
The Graduate College is in charge of dispersing your tuition waiver.

Please read the "5 things to know about your tuition waiver". http://www.ou.edu/content/gradweb/funding_and_aid/tuition_waivers/tuition_waivers_starting_fall_2010.html.

Register & attend the ethics training (PET-RCR) before the start of your 3rd semester.

If you have questions or problems with your tuition waiver, email gradgra@ou.edu
Your degree will have departmental requirements and Graduate College requirements.

Examples of GC requirements are the Program of Study form for master's students and the Advisory Conference Report form for doctoral students.

Never "
Google
" GC forms, documents, or literature. You could be using outdated material. Always go to the website for the most up-to- date information. http://www.ou.edu/gradweb.


KNOW YOUR MILESTONES
WELCOME
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
January 15th
Martin Luther King Day

January 16th - 29th
100% reduction of charges and no record of grade on dropped courses.

January 16th - February 23rd
Automatic grade of W on complete withdrawal.

January 30th - February 23rd
Automatic grade of W on dropped courses.

February 26th - March 30th
Grade of W or F on dropped courses and complete withdrawal.

March 17th - 25th
Spring Break

April 2nd - May 4th
Petition required to drop/withdraw.

May 7th - 11th
Final Exams

http://www.ou.edu/admissions/academic_calendar.html.
How to Fight Impostor Syndrome:
Have realistic expectations

Remember that you are unique

Don't compare yourself to others
CONNECT:
Orientation to a community of Graduate Scholars

iAdvise
- Make an appointment to see your Graduate College Counselor.

Graduate College Bulletin
- Our rule book.

Funding and Aid
- Information about Tuition Waivers and Travel Grants.

Graduate Student Lif
e- Learn about and register for events.

Forms and Documents
- This is where you will find the Program of Study, Advisory Conference Report, and checklists.

Student Resources
- Graduate College deadlines, Student Handbooks, and Student Health Insurance.

Faculty Resources
- List of Grad Faculty and their status.

Events, Workshops, and Training
- This is where Graduate Assistants register for the Professional Ethics Training.

People
- Graduate College Counselor Distribution List and Graduate Department Contacts.


Program of Study:
for Master's degrees
Advisory Conference Report:
for Doctoral degrees
1 page
2 pages
Master's Checklist
Doctoral Checklist
GRADUATE COLLEGE STUDENT SERVICES
Graduate College:
Review and approval of Program of Study, Advisory Conference Report, and Graduate Certificate forms

Thesis/Dissertation format checks and Final Copy Submission

Authorization of examinations and defenses

Tuition Waiver processing for GA's

Graduate student and committee/department mediation

Academic coaching and individualized support

Veteran Student Services course certification
GRADUATE COLLEGE STUDENT SERVICES
Graduate Student Life:
Graduate Student Life Center: A place to work, relax, and reset

Workshops and Events: Professional Development, Academic Support, Wellness, Funding Opportunities, Networking, and FUN!

Graduate Student Welcome Week

Research and Creativity Symposium

Graduate Student Appreciation Week
GRADUATE COLLEGE STUDENT SERVICES
Graduate Admissions:
Addition or Change of Program Application: Changing a degree program, Adding a degree or certificate program, Adding or removing a concentration, Changing campuses

Evaluation of Transfer Credit
English Training and Certification Services:
English language and cultural awareness training and support

Standardized English language testing services for international instructors
TOP 5 PLACES TO VISIT ON CAMPUS
1) Bizzell Library

2) OU Writing Center

3) Oklahoma Memorial Union

4) Career Services

5) Center for Teaching Excellence
GRADUATE COLLEGE STUDENT SERVICES
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