Doctoral Completion Checklist

?             Respond to offer of admission

?             Locate housing

?             Clear any medical holds

?             Obtain student ID card

?             Attend orientation

?             Register for classes

?             Check academic calendar for deadlines

?             Contact your departmental advisor

?             Identify your major professor

?             Begin selecting  your advisory committee

?             Register each term

?             Check academic calendar for deadlines

?             Submit your approved plan of study

?             Complete required course work

?             Submit application for General Oral Exam (Form A)

?             Complete comprehensive exams

?             Draft Dissertation Proposal (if required)

?             Defend Dissertation Proposal (if required)

?             Write the Dissertation (Follow Guidelines of ETD Guide)

?             Register

?             Check academic calendar for deadlines

?             Submit plan of study (required)

?             Submit graduation application from AU Access, My Academics, Grad Application

?             Register (one hour minimum)

?             Check academic calendar for deadlines

?             Clear all incomplete grades

?             Clear all holds

?             Submit “First Submission Approval Form” to the Graduate School

?             Submit PDF of your dissertation to doctoral@auburn.edu for Format Check

?             Complete your final oral exam

?             Submit Electronic Thesis/Dissertation Final Approval Form to the Graduate School

?             Submit Dissertation on AUETD

?             Submit Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)

?             Join the Auburn University Alumni Association

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