As soon as possible after arrival on campus, all incoming students should contact Cady Steinberg, the Graduate Program Coordinator and make an appointment to meet with the Director of Graduate Studies. The Director will help in the selection of courses. Towards the end of the first semester, each first-year student should make an appointment to meet with the Director of Graduate Studies to discuss their progress to date.
Meetings should also be scheduled with the Director of Graduate Studies at any time during the first year when a student expects to have an Incomplete in a course, or when a student — for any reason — is having difficulty keeping up with the workload. Responsibility for initiating these meetings lies with the student.
A student should select a permanent advisor before the end of the first academic year.