Guidelines for Change of Advisor and/or Committee Members
If your advisor is no longer able to advise you due to retirement or any other reason, please contact the graduate coordinator before you switch to a new advisor to make sure you will have smooth transition to the new advisor.
If you choose to change your advisor, you may need to retake at least the required units of CS 6910 if you haven't completed the proposal yet. Even if you have completed the proposal with the previous advisor, your new advisor may require you to take CS 6910 again for working on the new proposal. Bottom line, you need letter grade(s) (not SP, nor RP) on CS 6910. For CS 6950, you should take at least 1 unit of CS 6950 with the new advisor for completion of the project. For CS 6960, you should take at least 3 units of CS 6960 with the new advisor for completion of the thesis.
We advise you to contact the graduate coordinator before you switch to a new advisor. Once you switch to a new advisor, you have to inform the graduate coordinator the name of your new advisor immediately.
If you would change a committee member, you need to contact your advisor first. Your advisor and the other committee member must agree on the formation of the new committee. Inform the graduate coordinator once a new committee member is chosen.
If the new committee is formed after you have completed CS 6910, you must submit to the graduate coordinator a copy of your proposal with the names and signatures of your new committee.