Enrollment, matriculation, and granting of certificates will be implemented according to existing guidelines of the Graduate School. All students will be assigned a specific advisor in FMS who will work with the student and the DGS of the student’s home department in helping the student work towards a successful completion of the certificate. The Graduate Certificate Committee of Film and Media Studies sets criteria for entrance, reviews applications, makes admission decisions, and conducts yearly evaluations of the academic progress of all certificate students. That evaluation will examine the major papers written by the student during the course of the year in their film and media courses as well as a evaluation letters completed by professors who taught the student in his/her Film and Media Studies courses. If successfully completed, the Certificate in Film and Media Studies is granted to a student concurrent with awarding of the Ph.D.