Graduate Degree - Change of Status

Notification of a change from conditionally classified to classified status within the same graduate program before advancement to candidacy is made to GAPE by the graduate advisor by means of the Change in Classification in Master's Program form, available at www.sjsu.edu/gape/forms. However, an advisor signature on the candidacy form indicates that the advisor has checked that all conditions have been fulfilled, allowing the conditional status to be lifted and establishing the classified status without the need for the Change in Classification in Master's Program form. Graduate students must be in classified status in the graduate program to advance to candidacy. Once a student has advanced to candidacy and thus the student status progressed to classified, any conditions discovered still unfulfilled are sacrificed and can no longer be required.