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Graduate School Forms

Check with your academic unit or college for additional forms
they may require and their deadlines.

PURPOSE FORM/APPLICATIONS DEADLINE/COMMENTS

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Domestic Application At least 3-6 weeks before beginning of entering semester, check with department for specific deadline, if any
International Application At least 4 months before beginning of entering semester—check with department for specific deadline, if any
Departmental Application Check with department if one is required and when
Graduate Non-Degree Agreement Must be filed by all non-degree students
Readmission Application Before registration following any fall or spring semester not enrolled
Change of Status Form To apply to a different program for a new major or from master’s to specialist or doctoral program

COMPETITIVE AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS

Nomination Form See individual award announcements
Self-application Form See individual award announcements

GRADES

Late Drop/Withdrawal See College Director of Graduate Studies
Grade Appeal Within 30 class days (M-F) of end of semester in which grade was received

COURSE CREDITS

Credit by Exam/Validation See Section 2 of Graduate Bulletin for details
Transfer Credit Evaluation By end of second semester of enrollment

DEGREE CANDIDACY

Comprehensive Exam Results Immediately after exam; check with department for dates offered
Master’s Candidacy Form Before beginning work on thesis or by date on graduation calendar
Doctoral Candidacy Form Submitted after comprehensive examination has been taken and passed
Certificate Program Candidacy Form Submitted at beginning of last semester of coursework; check graduation calendar
Course Substitution Form Attached to candidacy form

THESIS/DISSERTATION

Faculty Advisory Committee As soon as committee is formed
Proposal (Prospectus) Defense Immediately upon approval
Human Subjects Approval Before beginning any research; submit with proposal defense form
Defense Immediately after scheduled defense

GRADUATION

Intent to Graduate card See graduation calendar in Bulletin or online
Candidacy Form
(See Candidacy Section above)
See graduation calendar in Bulletin or online if not writing thesis; otherwise submit before beginning thesis/dissertation
Cap and Gown Order Form Submit online to Graduate School one month before graduation, see graduation calendar for deadline
Diploma Mailing Card

Submit online to Graduate School; check graduation calendar for deadline.








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