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Graduate Forms

These forms may be downloaded and returned to the Graduate Programs Office in person or by email. Follow the instructions on each individual form.

Student Classification Form
Full-time MBA, MS and PhD Forced registration request [DOC]
For use when a course is closed or needs instructor permission due to prerequisites or dual degree students are not able to register for management courses.
Non-management students requesting management courses Non-major exceptional registration request [PDF]
For non-management students requesting forced registration in a management course.
Full-time MBA, MS and PhD Supervised Research (independent study) request [DOC]
Must be filed and retained in student record for all MGX 647 courses.
Full-time MBA ONLY Application for Degree [PDF]
MBA students only. Submit to academic advisor.
Full-time MBA, MS and PhD
Certification of Full-Time Status [PDF]
International students only. Used for immigration status purposes.
Full-time MBA, MS and PhD Request for Academic Withdrawal [PDF]
Check with your academic advisor in the Graduate Programs Office if you are considering withdrawing from a program.
MS and PhD students only Application to Candidacy (ATC) [PDF]
Check with your advisor on timing of this filing. MBA students do not use this form.
PhD Only
Change Expected Conferral Date/Amend ATC [PDF]
Check with faculty or Graduate Programs Office advisor.
Full-time MBA, MS and PhD Course Waiver Request [DOC] 
Must be submitted to the academic department and returned to the Graduate Programs Office for retention in your student file.
Full-time MBA, MS and PhD Transfer Credit Petition [PDF]
Must be submitted to the academic department and returned to the Graduate Programs Office for retention in your student file before it will be submitted to the Graduate School (MS and PhD).
Full-time MBA, MS and PhD S/U Grading Request [DOC] 
To be submitted to faculty. See handbook for restrictions.
PhD 
M-Form 
PhD only. MS forms will be initiated by Graduate Programs Office staff.
PhD
Dissertation registration request form [DOC]
MGX 797 registration requests subsequent to candidacy approval - file each semester.
All students
Grade Change Forms - If you are requesting a grade change, the faculty member must obtain a hard copy form from their departmental administrative assistant.  These are sequentially numbered and controlled so they may not be photocopied or electronically distributed.