Date: 5/8/2011 4:25 pm
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I am in the process of completing an advanced degree, but would like to make myself available for the July A-100 class. If invited for the July class, I will not yet have my degree in hand, but will in fact have it by December.
When making salary offers, will State take into consideration impending completions of advanced degrees, and therefore offer salaries commensurate with said degree? Alternatively, if the degree needs to be in hand at the time of the offer, will State recalculate my salary upon completion of my degree?
Date: 5/9/2011 5:22 am
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Thank you for your question.
A Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate degree, received from an accredited institution AFTER the Registrar has sent the first appointment offer but BEFORE the candidate is appointed as a Foreign Service Officer, will be credited for grade and salary determination upon submission of evidence of the degree to the Registrar. Therefore, if you enter the Foreign Service in July, but do not have your advanced degree in hand at that time, you cannot be given credit for that degree. The Department of State does not re-calculate salary upon completion of a degree.