Current Students

Fall 2014 POIR Advising Office Schedule

 

Veri Chavarin
POIR Graduate Advisor
(213) 740-1695
vchavari@usc.edu

Mondays-Thursdays
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Rachel Jones
POIR Program Assistant
(347) 369-2341
uscpoir@gmail.com

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
1pm-5pm

 

Important Upcoming Deadlines

 Fall 2014

March 31-April 23 Registration for continuing students
April 24-Aug. 15 Registration for returning students and continuing students
Aug. 18-22 Registration for fall semester continues
Aug. 22 Last day to register and settle without late fee for Session 001
Aug. 25 Fall semester classes begin in Session 001
Aug. 25-30 Late registration and change of program
Sept. 1 Labor Day, university holiday
Sept. 12 Deadline for purchasing or showing proof of health insurance
Sept. 12 Last day to register and add classes for Session 001
Sept. 12 Last day to drop a class without a mark of “W,” except for Monday-only classes, and receive a 100% refund for Session 001
Sept. 12 Last day to change enrollment option to Pass/No Pass or Audit for Session 001
Sept. 12 Last day to purchase or waive tuition refund insurance for Session 001
Sept. 16 Last day to drop a Monday-only class without a mark of “W” and receive a 100% refund or change to Pass/No Pass or Audit for Session 001
Nov. 1 Thesis/Dissertation submission
Nov. 14 Last day to drop a class with a mark of W for Session 001
Nov. 26-29 Thanksgiving recess
Dec. 5 Fall semester classes end
Dec. 6-9 Study days
Dec. 10-17 Final examinations
Dec. 18-Jan. 11 Winter recess
 


For additional deadlines and information related to registration please click here. To access the academic calendar click here. To access the 2014-2015 Schedule of Classes click here.

Dissertation Filing Deadlines and Instructions

Please refer to the Graduate School website for more information about dissertation filing deadlines or schedule an appointment to meet with the Graduate Advisor.

POIR Guidelines, Policies, and Forms

POIR Guidelines (Students entering Fall 2011 and Fall 2012)

POIR Guidelines (Students entering Fall 2013)

POIR Code of Professional Success

SIR Funding Opportunities

SIR Conference Funding Request Form

SIR Summer Funding Request Form


Petitions and Forms


Type of Request

Required Forms

Submit To

Deadline

Qualifying Exams

Appointment or change of Qualifying Exam Form 

Report on taking Qualifying Exams Form (See Graduate Advisor for this form)

Graduate Advisor

Exams are offered in August and March and must be taken by the student's 5th semester in the program.

Other Related Deadlines:

SUBSTANTIVE PAPER

  • Initial draft of the Substantive Paper is due to the student's chair one month prior to the qualifying written exams. A final draft is then due 14 days prior to the oral exam

ORAL EXAM

  • Oral Exam must be scheduled within 60 days from the last written exam date.

Dissertation Proposal Defense

No form is needed. The student's Chair reports Proposal Defense outcome in an email to POIR Director and Graduate Advisor.

Graduate Advisor

Student must schedule their Dissertation Proposal within 6 months after the oral exam.

Directed Research

Directed Research Form signed by supervising faculty

Please attach a course plan/syllabus

Graduate Advisor

Preferrably as early as registration open, but no later than the add/drop registration deadline for the semester. See the current Schedule of Classes for specific dates.

794z Enrollments

794z Enrollment Form
Please attach a DCP form.

Graduate Advisor

Preferrably as early as registration open, but no later than 2 weeks before the add/drop registration deadline for the semester. See the current Schedule of Classes for specific dates.

Students Entering their 6th-8th year

Dissertation Completion Plan (DCP)

Graduate Advisor

Preferrably as early as fall registration opens, but no later than 2 weeks before the add/drop registration deadline for the fall semester. See the current Schedule of Classes for specific dates.

Fellowship Year

 

Fellowship  Year Progress Form

Graduate Advisor

Must submit during the semester before the start of a fellowship year

Dissertation Defense & Filing

Appointment or change of Qualifying Exam Form 

Approval To Submit Dissertation Form


Original Signature Page
 (OPTIONAL)


Survey of Earned Doctorates

Graduate School

Students should schedule their dissertation defense as early as possible to ensure committee members will be available and to allow time for any recommended revisions.  Please refer to the Graduate School Website for specific dates and uploading instructions.

Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence Petition
Attach a DCP if you are in your 5th year or beyond

International Students must first submit a Leave of Absence form to the Office of International Services. Students who are at the end of their 5th year in the program must also submit a Program Extension form and GeneralPetition.doc. Students who have been on leave for 2 years (4 semesters) and are requesting an additional leave must see the Graduate Advisor. 

Graduate Advisor

Preferrably as early as registration open, but no later than 2 weeks before the add/drop registration deadline for the semester. See the current Schedule of Classes for specific dates.

Course Substitution/Transfer

General POIR Petition

Graduate Advsior

Course Transfer requests must be done before the end of the student's 2nd year in the PhD program. Course substitution requests must be submitted before the qualifying exams.

Customized Third Field Approval

General POIR Petition
Attach a list of courses and the supervising Faculty name and signature.

Graduate Advisor

By the 2nd year in the program.

Extension of Time to Complete Degree (ONLY when recommended by POIR Director and/or Faculty Chair)

Extension of Time Request Form
Attach a DCP and letter of support from Faculty Advisor

International Students must submit a Program Extension form to the Office of International Services.

Graduate Advisor

As soon as possible after recommendation is made by the POIR Director and/or Faculty Advisor/Chair.

Change of Guidance or Dissertation Committee

Appointment or change of Qualifying Exam Form 

Graduate Advisor

Guidance committee changes must be requested at least two weeks before the written qualifying exam. Dissertation Committee changes can be requested before the dissertation defense.

Retain a member of the committee who has retired or moved to a different institution.

Request to Retain Member of Committee

Graduate Advisor

Before the qualifying exam or dissertation defense.