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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Students may petition to waive their third tutorial if they meet certain conditions.

Waivers of the third tutorial require that the student:

Students who meet these criteria and wish to waive their third tutorial should apply for an exception by completing this form. Completed forms should be sent to Natalie Sirisaengtaksin with their new advisor copied on the email. If the GSBS determines that the student qualifies for this exception, an Accountable Mentorship Agreement will be sent to both the student and their new advisor to formalize the lab affiliation.

Please note that the waiver of more than one tutorial is very unusual and would require additional justification.

It is understandable that students are eager to get started on their dissertation research and may choose to waive the third tutorial, if they're eligible. However, before taking that step, students should consider the benefits of doing a third tutorial: