Entomology Graduate Student Association

The EGSA provides students with opportunities to organize seminars, meetings, field trips and other functions concerned with common interests of the members of the association.

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Entomology Graduate Student Symposium

An opportunity for students to present their research and to see what their fellow students are working on

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Entomology Graduate Studies Program - PhD Student Paperwork Timeline

Time Line for PhD Student Paperwork

Required Action Deadline Who Initiates Submit to
Submit Graduate School application (login required) along with all supporting documents. Click for semester deadlines. Prospective student The Graduate School
Sign and return letter of offer sent by department head following admission.

ASAP upon receipt

Prospective student Dr. Wes Watson
(Assoc. Department Head)
Upon arrival, fill out W-4, Selective Service, I-9 (see Deanine Johnson in 2301 Gardner Hall). ASAP upon arrival at NCSU (before classes start) Student Deanine Johnson
(2301A Gardner Hall)
Visit Office of International Services. ASAP upon arrival at NCSU (before classes start) International students only  
Complete residency requirements (but do not fill out residency requirement form until end of second semester; see "submit NC residency application" below).




Students who are U.S. Citizens or have permanent resident status with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service After completing these requirements, contact the Residency Officer (513-1287) within the first 10 days of classes to ensure your application will be accepted
Students whose previous degree programs were not complete at the time of application are required to submit official transcripts showing degree(s) awarded and date(s). Before the end of first semester of registration Student Deanine Johnson
(2301A Gardner)
Select members of your graduate advisory committee. Must be done before submitting your Plan of Work (see below). Student and Advisor Graduate School

Submit Plan of Work  and Patent Agreement form (Mypack Portal)

Before end of second semester of coursework Student and advisor Submit online via MyPack Portal
Submit annual Progress Report  May 31 of every year of enrollment Student Submit online via GOSOARS
Submit North Carolina residency application.
Between 14 and 75 days prior to the beginning of the student's third semester of classes.


Student Graduate School
Schedule preliminary exam
("Request for approval to schedule doctoral oral examination" form)
At least 1 semester prior to your final oral exam. Request to schedule must be received at least 2 weeks prior to proposed exam date Student Deanine Johnson
(2301A Gardner)
Submit "Request to Graduate" (MyPack Portal) Deadlines by semester Student Deanine Johnson
(2301A Gardner)
Schedule final exam
("Request for Approval to Schedule Doctoral Oral Examination" form)
Semester of expected graduation, at least 3 weeks prior to proposed exam date. Student Deanine Johnson
(2301A Gardner)
Schedule final oral exam with committee members and Deanine Johnson Semester of expected graduation, at least 3 weeks prior to proposed exam date. Student Deanine Johnson
(2301A Gardner)
Electronically submit draft of thesis/dissertation for review Within 24 hours of passing the final oral exam and getting the title page signed. Student Thesis Editor
Submit thesis to The Graduate School After final oral exam is successfully completed and have met with thesis editor. Must be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to last day of class in semester of graduation. Student The Graduate School
Schedule exit interview with Dr. Watson (Assoc. Department Head) Prior to end of final semester Student Marci Walker

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