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Division of Research and Graduate Studies

GRADUATE STUDIES FORMS

Please note:

  • The types of documents linked to below are:
    • (PDF): Adobe Acrobat files. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view these documents.
    • (Word): MSWord files (may be either printed out blank and then filled in, or downloaded and filled in as a Word document).
    • (Web page): From the Division of Research and Graduate Studies (DRGS) or other website.

Form delivery methods:

Admissions

 
Field of Study Form Information
Assessment for Special Admission (PDF) ---
Admission Application Cal State Apply ---
International Application Cal State Apply ---

Advancement to Candidacy

 
Field of Study Form Information
Petition of Advancement to Candidacy for the Graduate Degree Go to list of Petitions of Advancement to Candidacy forms for specific programs ---
Graduate Writing Requirement (PDF) Information sheets

Certificate of Advanced Study

 
Field of Study Form Information
Proposed Program for the Certificate of Advanced Study (PDF) ---
Program Adjustment Request for a Certificate of Advanced Study (PDF) ---
Application for the Award of the Certificate of Advanced Study (PDF) ---

Classification

 
Field of Study Form Information
Classified Graduate Standing Request (PDF) ---

Course Validation

 
Field of Study Form Information
Recommendation for Course Validation (PDF) ---

Curriculum Change

The graduate curriculum proposal process has moved to OnBase effective Monday, October 25, 2021. All graduate program and course proposals will be submitted through OnBase.

Please visit the Graduate Program and Course Development page for detailed information.

Disqualification Readmission

 
Field of Study Form Information
Petition for Readmission of Disqualified Graduate or Advanced Certificate Student (PDF) ---

Enrollment/Registration

 
Field of Study Form Information
Graduate Studies Continuous Enrollment Information (PDF) DGS information sheet
Graduate Petition for Academic Overload (Doc) ---
Undergraduate Petition to Enroll in Graduate (200-Series) Courses (PDF) ---
Enrollment in Zero Units Verification Request (PDF) ---

Graduate Coordinator

 
Field of Study Form Information
Directory of Postbaccalaureate Programs (Degree Program web page) ---
Graduate Coordinator/Director Official Appointment Notification (Word) ---

Graduation

 
Field of Study Form Information
Graduate Degree Deadlines (DGS Web page) ---
Graduate Degree Application --- Apply for graduation online at your Student Center during the next graduation application cycle (see "Dates & Deadlines").
Graduate Degree Clearance (PDF)

Students may not submit this form.

Interdisciplinary Studies

 
Field of Study Form Information
Guidelines for the M.A. or M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly Graduate Special Major) (Interdisciplinary Studies web page) DGS information sheet
Application to Pursue an M.A. or M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly Graduate Special Major) / Faculty Evaluation and Recommendation Form (PDF) ---

Major Change/Add

 
Field of Study Form Information
Change or Add Graduate Degree or Advanced Certificate Objective (PDF) There is a $5 fee for this service.
Special Services Fee (Payment through Mail) (Word) ---

Program Adjustment Request (PAR)

 
Field of Study Form Information
Program Adjustment Request for a Graduate Degree ---

Project (298) Guidelines

 
Field of Study Form Information
University Graduate Committee's Fall 2010 project guidelines. ---

Thesis

 
Field of Study Form Information
Graduate Thesis (299) Committee Assignment & Thesis Committee Guidelines (Word) ---
Request for Permission to Include Copyrighted Material in Graduate Thesis (PDF) | (Word) ---
Change in Graduate Thesis (299) Committee and/or Topic (Word) ---
Thesis Committee Policy and Guidelines (PDF) | (Thesis/Dissertation web page) ---

Withdrawal

 
Field of Study Form Information
Retroactive Withdrawal (use the Record Adjustment Form) Available from the Office of Registrar Forms ---