Applying for Confirmation of Status
To apply for Confirmation you need to submit the following to the Academic Office:
• A draft chapter or two chapters of your thesis (10,000 - 15,000 words);
• An abstract of the thesis, a list of chapters with a paragraph describing each chapter, a clear statement indicating which chapters have been written, and a detailed timetable for completion;
• A completed GSO14 form signed by you, your supervisor(s) and college.
Take the form, and two copies of the piece of work and the thesis proposal to the Academic Administrator (Graduate Studies) who will send the work to the two assessors nominated by your Supervisor. In due course the assessors will contact you directly to arrange for an interview.
In order to meet your official deadline, you should submit your application by 8th week of the term in which it is due. The official deadline is the date by which the process must be completed (i.e. interview held and the report received and approved); it is not sufficient to merely have submitted by that date.