FAQ – Current UCA Students

I’ve been accepted to graduate school at UCA, now what?

Where is my program’s building?

Campus map

Where do I get a student ID?

UCA Student Center, room 104

Where do I get a parking permit?

Parking permits are covered in the cost of tuition and fees, so they are no additional cost to a student. A parking permit can be obtained by the University Police Department at the start of each new academic year. The Department’s Parking and Traffic Services Office is open for payment of traffic fines and purchase/distribution of parking permits between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

What is DegreeWorks and how can I access it?

DegreeWorks is an online program that allows you to view your progress to your degree. See the Graduate School webpage on DegreeWorks.

What are the important steps and deadlines I need to follow while working on my thesis or dissertation?

The student should select the topic of their thesis/dissertation and find a faculty advisor who will work with them during the course of their thesis/dissertation. In the case of a Master’s thesis, the student needs to submit a Notice of Intent to Complete a Thesis form to the Graduate Office (Torreyson West 328).

For a thesis committee, the student should choose a main advisor, as well as two other professors who will review and suggest revisions. The thesis committee should have a total of three members. For a dissertation committee, the student should choose a main advisor, as well as four other professors who will review and suggest revisions. The dissertation committee should have a total of five members. When the student has selected the members of their committee, the student needs to submit a Committee Selection Form to the Graduate Office (Torreyson West 328).

Also see the Visual of Thesis-Dissertation Steps.

 What is the deadline to apply for graduation?

It is best to see the Graduation webpage of The Graduate School @ UCA website.

How do I withdraw from the current semester?

Complete and submit a graduate Semester Withdrawal form.

How do I permanently withdraw from my program and the university?

Complete and submit a graduate Permanent Withdrawal form.