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Forms for Graduate Students

Graduate Student Handbook

Degree plans

The form is used to keep track of your academic progress and for graduation purposes.

Degree plan MS/PHD
Degree plan MS

Graduate Petition

This form has multiple uses, including:

  • Change of Admission Status
  • Change of Classification
  • Course Overload
  • Change in Degree Objective
  • Degree Requirement Exception
  • Graduate Studies Leave of Absence
  • Graduate Studies Reinstatement
  • Change of Major
  • Writing Proficiency Requirement Exemption
  • Special Problems Course Request
  • Other (Request or Petitions Not Covered by Any Other Form)

Download Graduate Petition

Registration Form

This form is used to request enrollment each semester.
Download Registration Form

Adjustment to Initial Registration form

This form is used to request changes to your initial enrollment.
Download Adjustment to Initial Registration form

Oral Research Progress Committee Appointment

This form is used for graduate students in the Department of Chemistry to officially declare their Oral Research Progress(ORP) exam committee after approval from the Program Chair.

For pre-selection of committee members, go to the site below.


To edit by adding or deleting a member on the previous approved committee form, complete all committee names on the new appointment form but only obtain the signature of newest member.

Committee Composition Approval Form

This form is used to establish a student’s thesis/dissertation committee. It is to be submitted for approval one semester prior to the final defense.  A new form is required in the event of a change in the student’s committee.
Download Committee Composition Approval Form

Research Progress Exam

Two forms are used for the ORP exam: one copy of the Committee Evaluation Form per student, and one copy of the Worksheet for each committee member.

Download Committee Evaluation Form
Download Committee Member Worksheet
Download the ORP Exam Rules

Thesis / Dissertation Defense

There are no forms needed for the thesis or dissertation defense. Each student is responsible, however, for preparing his/her own signatures page for the thesis or dissertation based on the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics guidelines.

NSM Thesis / Dissertation Defense Guidelines