Other summer enrollment is at the discretion of a student's advisor.Special exceptions to the continuous enrollment policy may be granted by appealing to the Graduate College dean.
Doctoral committees must have at least one external member, who may be from another department at WMU or from outside the University.
Committee members external to WMU must be appointed as associate members to the graduate faculty for committee service by your home department..
Doctoral students should allow approximately 2-3 weeks and master's and specialist students should allow a minimum of four weeks for return of the review copy.
Manuscripts are reviewed in the order in which they are received, with dissertations taking priority.
Your committee members should be chosen in conjunction with your committee chair.
All members must have either full or associate membership in the graduate faculty.
Doctoral students must fulfill all graduation requirements, including approval of the dissertation by the graduate dean, before graduation, while master's and specialist students have up to 30 days after graduation to fulfill their requirements.
After the manuscript is reviewed, you must return any required changes to the Graduate College no later than two weeks after notification, possibly earlier for doctoral students.
Your committee must contain a minimum of three members, but your department may require additional members.
At least one other person from your home department must serve on your committee.