Plan of Study and Advisement Key Number (Graduate Level)

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Category Name: Student
Responsible Unit: Center for Graduate Studies
Responsible VP: Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Adoption Date: 2000-2001
Last Revision Date: December 2013
Last Review Date:
Shared governance: none

Policy Statement

An explanation of the process for and time limit to determine the Plan of Study and obtaining an advisement key number.




There are no definitions for this policy at this time.

Policy Procedures

By the end of their first semester in matriculated status, graduate students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine their Plan of Study. Faculty will then provide their graduate student advisees with an "advisement key number", which students need to be able to register for classes in their second semester of matriculation.

While students' Plan of Study are evident in their electronic Degree Audit (DARS or Degree Works), some academic departments require students, by the end of their first semester, to work with faculty advisors to draft a printed Plan of Study. Signed by the student and faculty advisor, this approved plan must be completed for a student to qualify for graduation.

Links to Related Procedures and Information

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Contact Information

Center for Graduate Studies

Office Location: Morgan 2105

Phone: 585-395-2525

Fax: 585-395-2515


History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date December 2016 Three-year review
Adoption Date 2000-2001 Policy Adopted


Last Updated 10/5/21