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Policies and Procedures

The policies and procedures of the Graduate School have been set to ensure that a consistent set of standards are followed from the admissions process all the way through to the awarding of degrees for every Graduate School program. 

Graduate School Policy Handbook


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  • Side tabs — The color-coded tabs at the left side of every page (including the cover) will take you to the start of each main section of the Handbook with a click.
  • Links (Hyperlinks) — Colored orange throughout the text, active links lead to Clemson University webpages, non-university pages, downloadable informational documents and forms, or related sections and topics within the Policy Handbook. Links in page footnotes are colored black but will still function.
  • “Back” button — Clicking the orange BACK button at the bottom right corner of any page will take you back to the last page and view you visited, much like the back button in a web browser.

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