Student Governance and Policies
Graduate Student Classifications
||The following classifications are assigned to graduate
students and postdoctoral appointees on the basis of their advancement
toward or completion of graduate degrees:
||Admitted to the Graduate School, but has not yet completed a
Master's degree or the equivalent.
||Completed the Master's degree or equivalent, but has not yet
had a doctoral supervisory committee appointed.
|| Has had a doctoral supervisory committee appointed, but has
not yet completed the Graduate School general examinations.
|| Has completed the general examinations, but has not yet
completed the doctoral dissertation and final examination.
|| Postdoctoral Appointee
||Has completed a doctoral degree and is engaged in research
or scholarly work in residence at the University, but is neither an enrolled
student nor a member of the faculty.
||When a graduate student is first admitted to the Graduate School,
he or she is placed by the Office of Graduate Admissions in the appropriate
classification which recognizes the highest academic degree which the
admittee holds in the field in which he or she proposes to do graduate work
at the University of Washington. When a graduate student officially
completes the Master's degree, or has a doctoral supervisory committee
appointed, or completes the general examinations, the classification is
||Every quarter each graduate program adviser is provided with a graduate
program roster for the particular field listing the classification and other
information of each graduate student in that field. Each adviser should
inform the Graduate School of any changes needed.
GSM 10, 1964; GSM 10, November 15, 1977.