Academic Policies and Procedures
Change of Degree Level (Plan)
A student’s program must report changes in degree level to the Graduate School (for example, if students have completed their master’s degree and want to continue in the same program for the doctoral degree). If this change is not reported to the Graduate School, students may not be able to enroll or receive financial aid, and international students will be considered out of status. International students should contact International Student Services (ISS) to file the appropriate forms for maintaining legal status after the degree level is changed. International students should take the new admit letter from the program specifying the new degree level and financial documentation to ISS. ISS will process a new I-20. To pursue a graduate degree in a different program, see Addition/Change of Program, Plan, or Named Option. For questions, please contact the Graduate School Degree Coordinator.