Students must submit a Program of Study to the Graduate School within the first semester, or prior to earning 12 credit hours of course work (inclusive of transfer credit). The degree program is developed in consultation with and approved by the student's graduate program advisor. Students who list thesis/specialist project/dissertation courses (599, 699, 799) on the Program of Study must also specify research committee members and topic selection on page two of this form.
Any change in the Program of Study must be approved.
Admission to Candidacy (Form D)
This form will no longer be required as of August 1, 2014.
Required for thesis/specialist project/dissertation publication.
For use by existing students who did not submit their committee membership & topic selection on their Program of Study. This form must be submitted prior to enrollment in any 599, 699, or 799 course.
Application for Graduation
The Application for Graduation must be submitted through TopNet the semester prior to degree completion.
Appeal of Graduate Policy
Any deviation from approved graduate policy must be appealed.
An academic plan must be submitted to the Graduate School by students who are appealing
dismissal. Students on probation may also be asked to submit an academic plan by
his or her department.
Undergraduate Taking Graduate Courses
Undergraduates may request enrollment in Graduate Courses provided he/she has a 3.0
GPA and is pursuing a major/minor relative to the graduate course. Students are restricted
to a total of 15 hours enrollment per term.
*Students seeking teacher certification or rank change should contact the Office of Teacher Certification for further requirements, 270-745-4300.