Understanding Your Graduate Experience
Dear Graduate Student,
Our fondest wish is for you to be successful in completing all the requirements for your chosen graduate certificate or degree. We recognize that this scholarly endeavor will require much time and energy from you over the next several years. Please be assured that we will be available to help you earn this most prestigious academic award from UCF.
The purpose of this handbook is to aid you in understanding the context of graduate education at UCF. The goal is to provide you with resources, information, practices, and polices that will help you in navigating the graduate experience.
While we have made every effort to include all of the requirements, policies, and procedures that relate to graduate study in this handbook, we also recognize that, from time to time, it will be necessary to revise, add, or delete certain of these items. Accordingly, while we believe that this handbook is both complete and accurate, any errors or omissions are subject to the appropriate University, college, or department policy, which take precedence over the language of this handbook. Further, we reserve the right make changes, as required and appropriate, through customary university governance procedures.
Finally, this handbook is not intended to be used in isolation, but rather in association with other university documents relevant to the completion of your certificate or degree. Another central resource for you is the Program Handbook for the degree or certificate you have enrolled and the Graduate Catalog.
We hope you enjoy and grow from this academic adventure.
Staff and Administration
UCF College of Graduate Studies