Titles Frequently Asked Questions

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Student Experience Departments:

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Joining EVE Uni:

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Returning to EVE University

Getting Started:

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This page contains a list of questions related to the titles and roles used in EVE University that have come up over the past months. This list is not exhaustive but should answer most questions.

General

What is the current waiting time for title issuance? This depends on the title and your individual situation as a whole. The individual waiting time may vary between a few hours and up to 14 days.
I think I meet all of the requirements, yet have not received my title. Is this normal? Yes. To hold one of the progression titles, you will need to apply for it through the Portal. A titles officer will then individually review it. The in-game title and its associated permissions will then have to be applied by a director.
The forum says I am not in EVE University while I am. What should I do? The tool may just need a little more time to update. Usually most of these issues solve themselves given time, but if they don't please reach out to one of the titles staff.
The Portal says that I have a title, but the game doesn't. Why? The Portal is what the titles staff use to manage applications. If it indicates that you hold a title, it really means that titles staff have approved you for that title. Now your application has moved into a different queue and is waiting for a director to actually apply the title in-game. You may still need to wait several days for a director to apply the title (sometimes longer).
The Portal says that I don't have any titles, even though I already hold one. This is a bug on the Portal: it shouldn't affect your title in-game. Please don't reapply for a title in this case, the bug corrects itself after a while.
Do I need to have been an Omega clone at some point for all three progression titles? No. Our titles are open to all EVE University members regardless of clone state.
Do I need to maintain an Omega Clone state all the time in the Uni? No.
If I once held a progression title and left the Uni or otherwise need to get a progression title back, do I need to be in Omega State? No. If you already held a particular progression title, you may apply for a 'Returning' title regardless of clone state.

References

What is a reference? A reference is another player that can supply extra information about your title application to the Titles Department.
Can I include multiple references? Yes.
I'm applying for Freshman, do I need to include a reference? No.
I'm applying for Sophomore, do I need to include a reference? No, but it might help. If you think that your participation in Uni activities is not well-recorded enough for titles officers to discover through the forums or killboard, then you may wish to include a reference that can provide them with more information. Including a reference is optional.
I'm applying for Graduate, do I need to include a reference? No, but again it might help. Your in-game mastery or your contributions to the Uni should hopefully be easy enough to find through other means.
How do I include a reference properly? While submitting your application, mention your reference by name and and state why they would be a good reference. Please make sure you spell your reference's name the same way it's found in-game.
Can I list anyone as a reference? No. References must be current members of EVE University, and either hold the graduate title or be members of EVE Uni staff.
What should someone listed as a reference expect? The listed reference will receive an in-game EVEmail or an out-of-game forum PM from a titles officer, asking them what they know about the applicant relevant to the applied-for title. This may mean asking your reference questions about how you engage with other people in the uni, what your in-game activity is like, and the kind of expertise you have in a specific area of gameplay, amongst other things. Whatever response they provide will be taken into account by the titles officer evaluating the application.

Freshman

I think I meet all criteria to become a Freshman, but my title has not been updated yet. I thought the application process has been automated, am I wrong? Yes. The most recent changes to our procedures require you to apply for ALL titles. This also applies to returning members who may apply for the highest title they have previously held.

Sophomore

I have noticed that I have not received credit for many classes I have attended. I am always on Mumble in class, as well as Class.E-UNI. Where did all my classes go? Class participation is no longer logged like it used to be, and as such it is no longer a criteria for the Sophomore title. However, our suggestion is to just keep participating. Titles have almost no impact on the amount of fun you can have and how much you can learn.
I heard that you have to have “participation on the Killboard". I am trying to become a manufacturer, so PvP does not interest me that much. Do I have to report a couple of kills or losses to become a Sophomore? Fortunately the requirement is to show “evidence of participation”. This means an active killboard is not required for Sophomore. Of course, if your preferred method of participating is via PvP, then that's fine.
Another requirement is "evidence of participation on the wiki". As this is a big source of information for me, I spent a lot of time there. But how do the Titles Officers know that? Should I log in to show that I visit the wiki regularly? “Participation on the Wiki” requires you to make actual edits to the wiki. Reading the wiki (whether logged in or not) will not qualify.
I'm a PvE-focused player (missioning, mining, Incursions, etc.) and my participation in Uni activities is not well captured by the forum or killboard. These are difficult areas for Titles Staff to evaluate your positive participation. You can list a reference or two that would be able to provide a description of your activities in your application. These references could be mentors, campus staff, or anyone with the Graduate Title.

How does Titles Staff evaluate my Sophomore application?

Titles Staff checks these three components for all Sophomore applicants: wiki, forums, and killboard, because they are easily evaluated without you (the applicant) having to do much. However, lots of students participate in a variety of other activities that aren’t easily tracked by the game or the EVE University servers. Incursions, AMC, and Solitude are examples of PvE activities that can be hard for Titles Staff to evaluate (although there is no reason why participating in those campuses wouldn’t lead to activity in the wiki, forums, and killboard). In these cases we can rely on references. If you feel that you are active in some way that we won’t be able to assess, then in the text of your application give us some names of individuals that can vouch for your activities. These people could be Mentors, Campus Officers, or other students that hold the Graduate Title. Titles Staff will contact them and ask them about your ‘active participation.’

Contribution to the wiki shows participation, but it isn’t for everyone. If you are actively participating in the EVE University forums, that goes a long way, too. Titles Staff does not just count how many posts you have, we read most of them (that’s right)! Saying hello, thanking people for teaching a class, putting in requests for LSC and NSC shipments are fine, but they aren’t considered ‘active participation.’ Getting involved in discussions in a real, meaningful way is what we look for. That being said, trying to over think whether your forum activity ‘counts’ or not and second-guessing every post probably isn’t a good approach. We also examine your EVE University killboard. It is a way to measure your activity in the PvP aspect of the game. We look at the frequency patterns in your kills and losses, we examine your losses for fits and for comments. We expect to see an improvement over time (comments should demonstrate what you learned from a loss, and we should see your fits improve over time, too).

We do not expect you to lead any of these activities for Sophomore (but if you do—awesome), and we don’t expect you to heavily participate in all ways. Some people do a moderate amount of a variety of things, and that activity is ‘enough.’ We’ve also seen people with no wiki edits, or forum posts, but a solid active killboard that carries their application, or folks with no KB to speak of, but a very heavy forum presence that carries their applications.

Ultimately, Titles Staff can only evaluate you on what we can see and verify. Before you apply, put yourselves in our shoes and think about how we can evaluate your participation in EVE University activities. If you participate in ways that you think we won’t be able to detect, let us know in that text box in your application. If your activity is hard to verify, try and think of some way that we can do so. Finally, the requirement is ‘shows engagement,’ present tense. If you were really active and awesome months ago, then took some time off of EVE, and are now jumping back in, your ‘participation’ is now historic: don’t apply for Sophomore yet. Get back into your activity patterns and let them re-establish so that when you do apply and your application is evaluated, we see current activity.

Graduate

Why have I been waiting a week when someone else got his title in a day? When it comes to the Graduate title it has a longer delay as it requires a member of Title Staff to manually check the complex requirements. Afterwards it also needs to wait just like all of our titles for a Director to grant it because of this there can be large gaps in the time it takes to be granted a title.
How do I know when I am ready to apply for the Graduate title? Specifically with regards to "clear evidence of understanding" in classes, forums, wiki or killboard? "Clear evidence of understanding" means that we need to be able to tell what you have learned during your time in EVE University. Since we can not evaluate what we can not see, you will need to show us by sharing your knowledge and experience by sharing it on the forum and the wiki as well as by making reasonable contributions to the killboard (including your comments).
I applied for Graduate title several weeks ago and it is still showing pending on the titles tool. Is it stuck, or have I not qualified and it is waiting until I do? Your application simply has not been processed yet. Titles Staff will not wait for you to become eligible for the Graduate title while your application is clogging up the titles queue. If you do not meet the requirements for Graduate, the application will be rejected and you will need to reapply at a later point.
Is there a ballpark figure on how long it takes for Graduate title applications take to get processed? It is hard to estimate how long it takes for Graduate title applications to get processed. Individual waiting times will vary from a few days to several weeks depending on factors like availability of Titles Staff, the number of applications waiting in queue, etc.
I have put my Graduate application in a while ago. Will the Titles Officer only see what I have done up until the application date, or up until he looks at it? The Titles Officer will see what you have done up until they look at it.
How will temporarily dropping from EVE University to attend an Agony Unleashed class, or other temporary leave, affect my application for Graduate title? When I rejoin, should I apply for Sophomore or Graduate title, if I leave with Sophomore? If you held the Sophomore title, you should apply for Returning Sophomore when you return. It is unlikely that your Graduate application is still in the queue, as it was probably evaluated while you were away (and since you weren't in corp, it was probably denied). These temporary absences don't have any bearing on your application, only the total time in Uni matters for Graduate.
Can I update my Graduate application with additional info to point out things that I have done since I applied? Unfortunately this is impossible while your initial application is still on file waiting to be processed. The application would first need to be rejected by a Titles Officer so you can reapply and include all the additional info you may want to provide us with. However, the graduate title is really about mastery of EVE and a pattern of service to the University. Those things should already be on display in abundance when you apply.

How does Titles Staff evaluate my Graduate application?

The Titles Staff does a deep review of your wiki contributions and your body of work as represented by your forum posts and killboard searching for the Graduate qualification aspects . Just as with Sophomore, if there are activities in which you engage that would demonstrate the key aspects which we look for in Graduate applicants, but which are not reflected in those areas, then you need to tell us about them in your application, and provide references, if needed.

The Graduate applicant should demonstrate that they have mastered a range of aspects of EVE gameplay and mechanics. You aren’t expected to know everything about EVE, but you should be extremely knowledgeable about several areas of EVE gameplay.

The Graduate applicant should show evidence of ‘giving back’ to EVE University. We don’t mean monetarily, we mean using your time and energy to help other EVE University pilots. Some examples are (but are not limited to): actively PvPing in a squad commander or fleet commander capacity; helping new players learn how to operate in fleets (PvP or PvE); contributing to analyzing AARs for PvP pilots; giving fitting advice; helping to answer questions; helping with logistics; taking on campus roles; being a good scout; being a part of staff; updating the wiki; teaching classes; organizing hangars; etc.

There's a difference between just actively playing the game as an EVE University member and ‘giving back.’ The former you can do and qualify for Sophomore, but just coming along and participating, no matter how well you hit F1, doesn’t qualify you for Graduate. You need to be a little more proactive.

This aspect of the Graduate Title is about sharing your knowledge and experience with newer players and assisting them to find their way in the game. This can be done in manifold ways as described above. However you do it, in the end it comes down to what you are showing us and what we can see. If we can not see what you have been doing, then we can not consider it while processing your application.

Regaining Titles

If I drop roles and then re-enable them, will I eventually get my roles/titles back? No, you will need to reapply for your previously-held titles on the Portal. The Portal will let you reapply for the highest title you held right away, so you won't have to fill out separate title applications again.
When I was in the Uni before, I had this great vanity title that I'd like back, how do I go about doing that? Titles staff cannot help you with the reinstatement of vanity titles. Vanity titles are bestowed only by directors at their whims. If you want them back, you will need to convince, cajole, and/or sweet-talk one of the directors into giving it to you. Be careful though, they might not give you the one you asked for.

Transferring Titles

I used to hold a progression title on a character that is no longer in the Uni. I've rejoined the Uni on a different character, can I regain my previous title? Yes. Please specify your last character's name in your title application, and the title from your last character will be applied to your new one. In the case of Graduate, only the title will be reapplied.
I currently hold either Freshman/Sophomore/Graduate on one Uni character, how can I get the same progression title across my additional characters? To get your progression title awarded to your uni alts, you need to make sure that your alt is linked to your main character on the Portal, and then apply for the titles that your main character holds separately.
I have two or more characters in the Uni, which one should I apply for a new title on? For simplicity, we ask that you apply on the character that you think best meets the title requirement. Once that has been approved, you can apply for the same title on your additional characters if you wish to.
I have the Graduate title, can I have the medal on more than one character? I am willing to pay for the medal. The EVE University Graduate medal will only be awarded to one character in your possession. We currently do not allow members to purchase the graduate medal on additional characters and have no immediate plans to change this.