Office of Graduate Studies
Section A:
Advisory Committee Appointment
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The Advisory Committee Appointment (Section A) and the Program of Study (Section B) must be submitted
together to The Office
of Graduate Studies before the 20th class day of the student's second registered
semester. The student's registration will be blocked if both forms are not submitted a form is submitted for
revision only. If the committee membership changes, a new Advisory Commitee Appointment (Section A
only, pages 1-3) must be submitted. For more information, please refer to the Graduate Calendar.
First Submission
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COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
For a Master's Program, the Advisory Committee must consist of at least two (three for MFA program)
Graduate Faculty members. For PhD and DVSc programs, the Advisory Committee must consists of a minimum
of three Graduate Faculty members and it is recommended that one be from outside the student's home
department.
GRADUATE FACULTY
Only members of Graduate Faculty (including Associated and Special Graduate Faculty) may serve on graduate
student advisory committees. In order to nominate a potential committee member to graduate faculty, a
Nomination to Graduate Faculty form must be submitted by the Department Chair/Director or Graduate
Coordinator, along with a recent C.V. which should include education, experience, scholarly publication and
any prior involvement in graduate education. See the Graduate Faculty Nomination Form for more details.
REQUIRED SIGNATURES (see also reverse):
Advisor: __________________________________________ Date:
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CoAdvisor (if applicable): ______________________________ _________________
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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Date:
Approved for Assistant VP Graduate Studies:
Student:
Graduate Coordinator:
It is understood that, once the advisory committee has been established, the student and committee will plan
the student’s program and course requirements. Acknowledging that specific details of course requirements
are often subject to change, the Office of Graduate Studies does not require that the course program
outline be submitted for approval. However, by signing below, the advisor and student agree to follow the
minimum university course credit requirements as set out below:
MINIMUM COURSE CREDITS
Please note that the minimum total credit load for prescribed courses for a Master’s degree is as follows:
- for a degree by thesis = 1.5 credits (graduate courses only)
- for a degree by coursework/major
paper = 3.5 credits (OCGS by-laws permit a maximum of 1/3 of
the credits from senior undergraduate courses)
Some programs may have higher requirements; see guidelines in the Graduate Calendar for specific programs.
Minimum credit load for DVSc program = 2.5 credits (graduate courses only).
Undergraduate courses taken in graduate programs must be in addition to the minimum credit requirements
shown above.
If courses taken prior to entry to the graduate program are being recommended for transfer credits, an
“Application for Transfer Credits” form must be submitted.
Please keep in mind that every course taken while registered in a graduate program will be part of the
graduate record
and will be calculated in the GPA (average).
Advisor's Signature:
Student's Signature:
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Date: ________________
Date: ________________
Protection of Privacy: We are committed to protecting your privacy. Personal information is collected under the authority of the University of Guelph
Act and pursuant to the Freedom of information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). IF you have questions about the use and disclosure of your
personal information, call the Office of Graduate Studies at (519) 824-4120 ext. 56833. You can also find more information about access to
information and protection of privacy at the University of Guelph from the University Secretariat.
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Office of Graduate Studies
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SECTION B:
Graduate Degree Program
The Advisory Committee Appointment (Section A) and the Program of Study (Section B) must be submitted together to The Office
of Graduate Studies before the 20th class day of the student's second registered semester. This section represents a contract
between the student and the university program. If the student's program changes, a new Program of Study (Section B only,
pages 4-5) must be submitted. For more information, please refer to the graduate calendar.
Revision only
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Graduate Degree Program Degree by Coursework Degree by Thesis
Minimum Credit Value: Please note that the minimum total credit load for prescribed courses for a Master’s degree by course work/
major research paper = 3.5 credits (OCGS by laws permit a maximum of 1/3 of the credits from senior undergraduate courses. A Master’s
degree by thesis = 1.5 credits (graduate courses only). Minimum credit load for DVSc program = 2.5 credits (graduate courses only). Some
courses may have higher requirements in the Graduate Calendar for specific programs. Undergraduate courses taken in graduate programs must
be in addition to the minimum credit requirements shown above.
If courses taken prior to entry to the graduate program are being recommended for transfer credits, an “Application for Transfer Credits” form
must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies for approval. Please keep in mind that every course taken while registered in a graduate
program will be part of the graduate record and will be calculated in the GPA (average).
Prescribed Studies:
In addition to the ‘prescribed courses’ listed above, the candidate may undertake to achieve satisfactory
standings in ancillary courses supportive of the special discipline. These courses may be at either the
undergraduate or the graduate level. The standings obtained in them will be included in the student’s overall
average grade. It is understood that passing grades (minimum 65%) will be required in all additional courses.
Please list additional courses below.
Course Code Course Title Credit Value
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Required Signatures:
Primary Advisor’s Signature: _________________________________ ____________________
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Date:
CoAdvisor’s Signature: Date: __
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Graduate Coordinator’s Signature:
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Student’s Signature: _________________________________ Date: ____________________
Protection of Privacy: We are committed to protecting your privacy. Personal information is collected under the authority of the University of Guelph
Act and pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have questions about the use and disclosure of your
personal information, call the Office of Graduate Studies at (519) 824-4120 ext. 56833. You can also find more information about access to
information and protection of privacy at the University of Guelph from the University Secretariat.
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