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Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus and the public health recommendations that come with it, Arizona State University will be celebrating with its graduates in the 2020 Spring commencement in a virtual, online ceremony. The format may be different, but our enthusiasm for celebration has never been more inspired and we encourage you to join us in honoring ASU graduate and undergraduate students the week of May 11. Planning is underway. For more details, please check back here for updates and additional information about online activities. Commencement FAQ page
In 2018 the Graduate College relaunched the interactive Plan of Study (iPOS). This iPOS is the result of a nearly 2 years of effort by the Graduate College, University Technology Office and multiple student, staff and faculty focus groups and testers. As a result of this work the ASU Graduate College has been recognized as a PeopleSoft Innovator at the Oracle World Conference held in San Francisco.
Watch this video to get an overview of the iPOS and how it will support you as you navigate your degree requirements. Please keep in mind that the iPOS functions as an agreement between you, and your academic unit, and the Graduate College. Submit you iPOS by the time you have enrolled in 50 percent of the minimum credit hours required for your degree program.
Consult with your academic program advisor to determine what coursework is applicable to your program and is required on the iPOS.
Update your iPOS as you progress through your degree requirements
An approved iPOS must be on file prior to completing comprehensive exams, thesis/dissertation
To access your iPOS, log onto MyASU and look for your My Programs box on the right hand side. Choose iPOS under the program and then select “Graduate Interactive Plan of Study.”
You will find instructions for submitting the iPOS in the How To Guides.
If you have an extenuating circumstance that warrants an exception to policy, your petition can be submitted through your iPOS. All petitions are first reviewed by your Academic Unit and then will be reviewed by the Graduate College. The Graduate College has final say on the approval of your petitions.
If you are completing your iPOS and a petition is automatically prompted, you are attempting to add/alter your iPOS that breaks a policy set in place. Please contact your academic unit with any questions.