Summary: STUDENT SERVICES: ACADEMIC RECORDS & DISSERTATIONS
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DISSERTATION RESEARCH/WRITING STUDENT GROUP INFORMATION
DOCTORAL OF MUSICAL ARTS (D.M.A.) CANDIDATES
The University of Michigan Certification of Dissertation Research/Writing form is used to place D.M.A. candidate-level international
and domestic doctoral students in an optional, student-initiated student group. In no way does Dissertation Research/Writing
replace enrollment (fee hours, registration for dissertation defense) or Detached Study (student loan deferments, insurance
and/or other benefits). The Dissertation Research/Writing Student Group was created to assist International ("F" and "J")
Candidate-level doctoral students to retain their "good" status with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) during the
term(s) they are not registered in coursework or on Detached Study. "Out of Status" students face possible deportation.
SEVIS regulations provide that physical presence of the students be verified. By limiting acceptance/renewal of the Dissertation
Research/Writing form to hand delivery by the student, this area of the regulations can be satisfied.
Who is Eligible? Candidate-level D.M.A. students in good academic standing. Students (international or domestic) cannot be
put into the Dissertation Research/Writing Group status during Rackham's doctoral degree grace period. Candidate-level Ph.D.
students are not eligible for Dissertation Research/Writing.
What are the benefits?
· All D.M.A. candidates can take a copy of the completed form (with all signature sets) to the Library, Circulation Service,