Advancement to Candidacy

After completing five classes or 20 quarter units and achieving classified status in the program (completing all prerequisites), students must prepare and file a Request for Advancement to Candidacy (found on our Forms page).   This will list all the courses you will take before the degree can be awarded.  Drop off the form at the PA office or email it to Karla.  Once each quarter we will hold a mid-program Advising session where we will review your ATC form, talk about completing the MPA. At that point we can approve your Advancement to Candidacy.   You cannot take PA 680 until you are Classified.and have Advanced to Candidacy.

For 2015-16 Advancement to Candidacy Advising will take place:

  • Winter quarter:  Saturday February 6, 2016 11:00 am in JB 280
  • Spring quarter:   Saturday May 7, 2016 11:00 am in JB 280

If you change which courses you plan to take after filing the Advancement to Candidacy (for instance change electives) you must contact Karla or Toni to send in a Change of Program Form to Records.