1. How many credit hours should I enroll in?
Students enrolled in the Physics PhD program must enroll in a minimum of 9 credit hours every fall and spring semester. Per International Students & Scholar's Office, international students are required to enroll in 9 credit hours.
2. How do I enroll in research or dissertation credit?
When enrolling in research or dissertation, students must submit a Department Consent Form. This form is found under the Forms section of this page. The instructor who you will enroll with (typically your research advisor) is required to sign this form. This helps the department keep track of who is involved in research, and with who.
3. How can I find deadlines for dropping and adding courses?
All deadlines related to academics can be found of the Academic Calendar.
4. What does it mean to Audit a course? Will an Audit course affect my GPA?
- Auditing a course is when a student registers for a course, but does not receive credit for the course, and receives a grade of “X.”
- An audit course will not go on your Plan of Study (iPOS), nor will it affect your GPA.
- You will choose to Audit a course when enrolling
5. What is a Plan of Study (iPOS)?
The Plan of Study (iPOS) functions as a contract between the student, the academic unit, and Graduate Education.
- Students must submit thier iPOS by the time they have enrolled for 50 percent of the minimum credit hours required for the program.
- The iPOS contains degree requirements such as coursework, committee, comprehensive exams, graduation deadlin.
- An approved iPOS MUST be on file before a student can take the comprehensive exams
- A "How to Guide" for submitting the iPOS is found here https://graduate.asu.edu/sites/default/files/how-to-ipos.pdf