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Candidates for all graduate degrees must file an Interactive Plan of Study (iPOS). The following procedures apply to PhD, MA, and MTESOL students in the Department of English.*
An iPOS must be approved by the supervisory committee, the English department, the graduation office, and the dean of the Graduate College. Students must submit their iPOS before they have completed 50 percent of their programs. Failure to do so may result in a hold on registration.
The iPOS becomes the official record of your program plans and is a listing of what you have already taken, are presently taking, and will take to complete your requirements. It should be completed in consultation with your committee chair/advisor. Only a chair is required in order to submit the iPOS. Once an iPOS has been approved by the Graduate College, the student may then submit a committee change request to add committee members or to change chairs, co-chairs and members. Students also have the option of selecting their entire committee at once, which will eliminate the need to submit the committee change request later.
Committee change requests, petitions, course change requests and master's-in-passing applications are submitted electronically through your MyASU homepage.
Ph.D. students must have a committee formed before or at the time of the portfolio submission. Master's students will not be permitted to register for thesis credits or applied project until they have an approved iPOS on file.
To access the plan of study log in to MyASU
If your degree program has different requirements (i.e., applied project, foreign language exam, thesis, written exam, etc.) you will select the appropriate requirements on the second page.
Foreign Language Requirement: All graduate programs in English have a language requirement. Foreign language requirement results cannot be posted without an approved iPOS with entire committee on file. Exam results will be posted six to eight weeks after exam. Students must be registered at the time they complete the exams. If you have taken the exam and passed but have not filed an iPOS, contact Sheila Luna after your iPOS has been approved by Graduate College so she can post the exam results. Students using Old English: Select Old English from the drop down list on the iPOS. Contact Sheila Luna when grades are posted for 530 and 531. The exam will remain “incomplete” until notification of grades is received.
Next, select courses that you have already completed at ASU by clicking "select courses from my transcript." You can select individual courses, or select all of them.
Select the term, year and credit hours for courses.
You can always cancel the course by clicking the appropriate box.
When you have finished, click "save and continue."
You can then click select future courses to add upcoming courses to your iPOS.
Always save and continue.
You will now be asked to list any transfer courses you would like to include on your iPOS. Note: Graduate admissions must have official transcripts from transfer courses.
If your Plan of Study is not ready to submit, click on the red bar and complete the necessary petitions to complete your iPOS.
Check the box and the petition space will appear.
Hit save when you have entered all your reasons.
You will then be eligible to submit your iPOS. Click the submit button.
DEPARTMENTAL PROCEDURE: In order for the English department to approve your iPOS you must follow these instructions:
DEPARTMENTAL PROCEDURE (MTESOL and MA English Education): In order for the English department to approve your iPOS you must follow these instructions:
DEPARTMENTAL PROCEDURE for online programs: In order for the Department of English to approve your iPOS you must follow these instructions:
If you experience technical difficulty with submission, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you submit the iPOS, you cannot make changes until it has been approved. When your Plan of Study is approved, make sure you submit a course change request (through your MyASU iPOS link) if courses that you took do not match what you originally planned. You can also add and delete committee members by filing a committee change request through your iPOS link. If you are required to complete exams (foreign Language, oral/written) and hold a defense, make sure your committee matches what is on your Plan of Study. Please note: Students doing applied project or capstone must have two committee members.
For more information on graduation requirements and deadlines, visit the the Graduate College website:http://graduate.asu.edu/progress.
How To File an iPOS
Graduation Extensions: Students who have exceeded their time to degree (i.e., master's students must graduate within six years from the first course on their plan of study; PhD students within ten years) must file a petition for extension of graduation. This petition must be include a detailed justification: Why petition is needed, what happened to cause delay. When does the student intend to graduate. A detailed timeline on progress toward defense such as: chapter 1 is due on ___, chapter 2 is due on ___. Include student statement: “I understand that there will be no further extensions petitioned, failure to meet agreed upon deadline will result in dismissal from the program.”