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Advanced Power Systems Engineering Certificate Program

How to Apply for Nondegree Graduate Student Status for the Purpose of Entering the Advanced Power Energy Certificate

The information below is for applicants have a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and who are not currently enrolled as a graduate student at Clemson.

Before proceeding with the steps shown below, please read information about this certificate program and then contact Dr. Harlan Russell, ECE Graduate Program Coordinator, hrussel@clemson.edu, 864-656-7214), to discuss your plans and questions.

To Apply for Non-Degree Graduate Student Status:

1. Go to the application web page: www.clemson.edu/graduate

2. Select “Apply Now” (purple button on left side of page)

3. Under the “Getting Started” section of the “Application Menu,” select “Account Directions & Information”

4.  After reading this information, at the bottom of the page, click on “Back to the Main Menu. 

5. Under the “Getting Started” section of the “Application Menu,” select “Create Your Account” and create an account. 

6. Go to:  http://www.clemson.edu/graduate/admissions/apply/application.html

Under the “Apply Online” section of the “Application Menu,” select “Online Graduate Application.”

7.  Fill out  the on-line application.  On Page 1, be sure to select “Certificate” from the pull-down menu options “For which type of program are you applying?”

On page 4 of the application, enter “Power” in the Search Box.   This will cause the following selections to be made: 

  • Program Name = Advanced Power Systems Certificate
  • Program Code = CERTG-APSY-4
  • Degree Code = CERT
  • Degree Name = Certificate. 

Applying for the Certificate Program After You Have Been Admitted as a Non-Degree Graduate Student:

1.  Complete a Certificate Plan of Study form, available at: http://www.clemson.edu/graduate/files/pdfs/gradCertCurr.pdf and take the completed form to the Certificate Program Director (Dr. Harlan Russell, ECE Graduate Program Coordinator, 316 Fluor Daniel Building) 

2.  The Certificate Plan of Study will be retained in the ECE Department and forwarded to the Enrolled Student Services Off (104D Sikes Hall) upon successful completion of all required coursework, minimum grades, and grade point average.

3.  Upon receipt, the Enrolled Student Services Office will approve program completion, update transcript and prepare certificate for signature.

4.  Certificates will be issued three times a year with the most recent graduation date (May, August, and December) being recorded on the transcript and noted on the certificate.

5.  The student may choose to pick up the certificate in the Enrolled Student Services Office, or have it mailed at the current mailing fee of $6.00, if paid by check or cash. 

6.  The certificate will bear the signatures of the Dean of the Graduate School and the Certificate Program Director.

7.  All certificates left for pick-up up be retained for one year, then destroyed (similar to diplomas).

How to apply for the Advanced Power Energy Certificate:

The information below is for applicants are currently enrolled as a graduate student at Clemson.

Before proceeding with the steps shown below, please read information about this certificate program and then contact Dr. Harlan Russell, ECE Graduate Program Coordinator, hrussel@clemson.edu, 864 656 7214), to discuss your plans and questions.

Steps: 

1.  Complete a Certificate Plan of Study form, available at: http://www.clemson.edu/graduate/files/pdfs/gradCertCurr.pdf and take the completed form to the Certificate Program Director (Dr. Harlan Russell, ECE Graduate Program Coordinator, 316 Fluor Daniel Building)

2.  The Certificate Plan of Study will be retained in the ECE Department and forwarded to the Enrolled Student Services Off (104D Sikes Hall) upon successful completion of all required coursework, minimum grades, and grade point average.

3.  Upon receipt, the Enrolled Student Services Office will approve program completion, update transcript and prepare certificate for signature.

4.  Certificates will be issued three times a year with the most recent graduation date (May, August, and December) being recorded on the transcript and noted on the certificate.

5.  The student may choose to pick up the certificate in the Enrolled Student Services Office, or have it mailed at the current mailing fee of $6.00, if paid by check or cash.

6.  The certificate will bear the signatures of the Dean of the Graduate School and the Certificate Program Director.

7.  All certificates left for pick-up up be retained for one year, then destroyed (similar to diplomas).