Procedural Information and Policies

Welcome to the Graduate School. Here you will find university policies, with links to rules, procedures, guidelines, forms and other helpful information for graduate students at the University of Louisville.

General Procedural Information and Policies

Academic Grievance Procedure (Graduate Catalog)

Graduate Catalog

Leave Recommendation for Graduate Students on Twelve-Month Assistantships

Deadlines for Master's and Doctoral Degrees
Deadlines for submitting applications for degree programs. A listing of each program.

Guide to the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations
The Graduate School submits your dissertation to the University Library to be bound and shelved for public use. Learn more about submitting, publishing, copyright registration, and other information.

Online Course Tuition Remission Policy

Residency Policy (Residency web site)

Policy on Graduate Assistantship Funding

Policies on Parental, Family and Medical Leave for Graduate Students

Student FAQ - Answers to Student Questions

The RedBook: Policies and general guidance (Provost web site)


Doctoral Student Resources

Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
The SED gathers information annually from over 40,000 new U.S. research doctorate graduates about their educational histories, funding sources, and post-doctoral plans.

This site is a major resource for copyright information. It includes the key publications of the copyright office, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the home pages of other copyright-related organizations; the latest copyright regulations; a link to online copyright records cataloged since 1978.


Other Resources

Special Facilities and Services
Get information on University Libraries, University Archives and Records Center, Information Technology Services, International Center, Residence Facilities, Student Health and Insurance, Student Services, Student Life, and Disability Resource Center

Diploma (Office of the Registrar Website) Diplomas will arrive at the Registrar's Office approximately six to eight weeks after the end of each term/semester. A notification will be sent to all graduates when diplomas arrive and are ready to be picked up at the Office of the Registrar, LL33 Houchens Hall, or you may request to have it mailed to you.

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