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Current Students FAQs


I'm almost done with my program! What is my next step to complete my degree?

Candidates for degrees to be awarded must request a graduation requirement check to the Office of the Registrar at least one semester prior to the end of the term of their expected graduation.  Advancement to Candidacy is required before the grad check can be requested. Your program coordinator will assist you with the Advancement to Candidacy requirement.

How do I submit my thesis?

 Once your thesis, project, or dissertation is complete, you will submit it to our office for final clearance and publication on Scholarworks. The submission process, deadlines, and formatting requirements are available on our website.

How do I file for a Leave of Absence?

All post-baccalaureate students must file for a Leave of Absence if they will not be attending an academic term (Fall or Spring). The summer term is not counted as having missed a term if you do not register for courses. Leave of Absence forms and instructions are available on our forms page.

Who can I speak to for academic advising?

Your Graduate Coordinator will serve as your academic advisor. Please see our Graduate Coordinator contact list.

How do I register for classes?

You will register through your myCoyote Student Center. Check your Student Center for your registration enrollment dates. If you are experiencing difficulties registering for your classes, please call the Office of the Registrar at 909-537-5200.

How do I register for Commencement?

Candidates for degrees to be awarded must request a Graduation Requirements Check (Grad Check) through the Office of the Registrar. Once you file your Graduation Requirements Check you are eligible to register for Commencement. Please work with your program coordinator on when to submit your Grad Check and when to register for Commencement.


How do I get a Student ID?

All requests regarding Coyote Photo and OneCard are handled through the Technology Support Center, via or (909)537-7677.

Is there a handbook for graduate students?

Yes, The Coyote Graduate Student Guidebook, is a compendium of campus resources and university policies pertaining to graduate students.