Welcome to the Advanced Graduate Certificate Orientation
We are delighted that you have selected one of the School
of Professional Development's (SPD) Advanced Graduate Certificate programs
to help satisfy your academic and professional goals. We have prepared
this Orientation website to instruct you on SPD's policies and procedures
and to familiarize you with the resources that are available to you
as an SPD student.
Please proceed carefully through the Orientation website,
as its completion is required for you to be eligible to enroll in courses.
The website's pages are designed to follow a particular order. At the
bottom of each page you will find a link to the following page. On the last page, you will click
to be taken to an online Orientation Checklist, which must be submitted
to complete the Orientation.
You are responsible for knowing all of the information
contained in this site, but don't worry — there won't be a quiz. Just
make sure you understand everything you read here and be sure to read
and save the SPD Bulletin (you'll need to have Adobe
Reader or some other PDF viewer installed). You can also bookmark
this site for future reference by selecting Ctrl-D (or Command-D for
Take note of the box in the top right corner. It appears
on every page. If you have a question about anything in this site, please
click on the "Send an email" link to contact an Academic
Everyone at SPD wishes you the best of luck with your
NEXT> Degree Program Requirements
of Student Responsibility
Students themselves—whether new, returning, or continuing—are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and adhering to their degree and/or certificate program requirements. (SPD’s non-matriculating [non-degree] graduate students [GSP] are responsible for adhering to the guidelines related to non-matriculated status.) All SPD students are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and complying with University and SPD regulations, policies, and procedures, as described in all official publications, the University website, and the SPD website, including, but not limited to, SPD’s online references, the SPD Bulletin and SPD Academic Calendar.