In order to be formally advanced to candidacy, a student must have:
Achieved classified status;
Secured a graduate advisor to supervise the course of study;
Completed, with the approval of the advisor, at least 12 quarter units of graduate course work at this university and achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 ('B') in those courses;
Filed an approved program which must have the approval of the student's advisor and the coordinator of the program.