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As an employee degree program participant, I am having trouble with the automatic enrollment for my thesis research course

Question

Hi Deans,

I am an Employee Degree Program (EDP) participant enrolled in a social sciences MS program. I have been chasing this issue down on my end, but my research has led me to the grad school at-large.

Per the 1/17/17 email from the Graduate School, I should have been automatically enrolled in a thesis research course.

I tried to track this down through my college registrar’s office, but received word that this enrollment can only be managed by the Graduate School. In looking at my records, I wasn’t enrolled in the research course for the Fall semester either (my first matriculated semester).

I am hoping that you can point me in the right direction to a person or office that I can reach out to in order to resolve this issue. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

Best,

EDP Student


Response

Dear EDP Student and Graduate School Registrar,

Thank you for your Ask a Dean question. 

I’m copying the Graduate School Registrar to ask her to respond to you directly regarding your situation.  If appropriate, the Registrar should be able to assist you with enrolling in the correct thesis research course. 

Students who are formally pursuing a graduate degree through Cornell’s Employee Degree Program sometimes have special situations for which the typical procedures for other graduate students may not apply.  The Registrar should be able to help you navigate the appropriate next steps. 

I’ll ask her to let me know when your situation is resolved.  I’m sorry you’ve run into some confusion.  Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any remaining concerns. 

Warm regards,

Barb

Barbara A. Knuth, Senior Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School