All Graduate School forms are electronic and should be routed with appropriate signatures via DocuSign. Once all signatures are collected, the form will be sent automatically to the Graduate School for processing.
Master's Plan of Study
States the courses a student will take to complete their program. All graduate students must file a plan of study. Plan of study must meet catalog requirements set forth by the department.
Change in Plan of Study
Informs the graduate school of changes to the original plan of study.
Advisory Committee Request Form
Notifies the Graduate School of your advisory committee members. It is recommended that students select their own GFR, however, if left blank, the Graduate School will make a random selection. GFRs must have graduate faculty status and be from an outside department. This form is only required for option A (thesis) students.
Oral Exam Request Form
Notifies the Graduate School that the oral exam has been scheduled. Must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the exam date. This form is only required for option A (thesis) students.
Doctoral Plan of Study
States the courses a student will take to complete their program. All graduate students are required to file a plan of study. Plan of study must meet catalog requirements set forth by the department. The doctoral plan of study requires the signatures of all advisory committee members.
Change in Plan of Study
Informs the Graduate School of changes to the original plan of study.
Advisory Committee Request Form
Notifies the Graduate School of your advisory committee members. It is recommended that students select their own GFR, however, if left blank, the Graduate School will make a random selection. GFRs must have graduate faculty status and be from an outside department.
Comprehensive Oral Exam
Notifies the Graduate School that the comprehensive oral exam has been scheduled. The written exam must be successfully completed before scheduling the comprehensive oral exam. Form must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the exam date.
PhD Final Oral Exam (Defense)
Notifies the Graduate School that the final oral exam has been scheduled. Must be submitted two weeks prior to the exam date.
General petition form for adding and dropping courses or changing previous registrations.
Petition used to drop all courses in a previous semester or after the drop deadlines for the given semester. Students withdrawing from the current semester must contact the Registrar's Office at 605-688-6195.
Graduate Student Letter Request
An official letter request is for students who need a formal letter from the SDSU Graduate School as a means to officially demonstrate their academic status to an external stakeholder or sponsor or for other miscellaneous needs.
Plan of Improvement - Probation or Academic Decision
Completed by students who earned below a 3.0 cumulative plan of study GPA following completion of a Fall or Spring semester. Must be completed and approved by the Graduate School prior to removal of the registration hold.
Used to verify loan eligibility and insurance eligibility. The form verifies if the student is a full-time or half-time student. Time is based on 4 hours per registered credit hour plus additional time incurred from graduate assistantships, internships, practicum experiences, etc.
Undergraduate students who have completed at least 90 credits of a bachelor's degree can apply to take graduate coursework using this form. Undergraduate students who plan to utilize graduate credit as part of an approved accelerated master's program should apply directly to that degree program.
Validating SDSU courses from the plan of study that have expired.
Course Validation Payment Portal
Students who have approved course validation forms should submit payment using this link. Validations will not be finalized until payment has been received.
Change in Adviser or Committee Member(s)
Informs the Graduate School when there has been a change in advisor and/or committee members.
Request for Extension
Notifies Graduate School of a student's need to extend the time-frame required to complete their degree.
Acceptance Page - Thesis (master's students only)
Second page in a master's student's thesis. Please contact the Graduate School if you have two advisors and a separate document will be provided.
Acceptance Page - Dissertation (doctoral students only)
Second page in a doctoral student's dissertation. Please contact the Graduate School if you have two advisors and a separate document will be provided.
Protects the exclusive right of the author to benefit from their works of authorship
Thesis or Dissertation Hold Request
For students completing a thesis or dissertation whose document release needs to be delayed.
Graduation applications are completed online through MyState. Application can be found under 'Forms List'. If graduation requirements are not met during the semester the graduation application is submitted a $50.00 charge and registration hold are placed on the student's account until charge is paid.
Request to Participate in Graduation Ceremony
This form is ONLY for students who will be completing degree requirements the summer or fall semester following the spring commencement ceremony. Students who have already graduated or will be graduating during the spring semester will need to complete the online RSVP through MyState. This form is currently CLOSED and will reopen Spring 2023.
Did Not Graduate Payment Form
This payment form is ONLY for students who applied for graduation, but did not meet the graduation requirements for that given semester. The $50.00 charge will not appear on a student's bill and must be paid here. The registration hold will be removed once the charge has been paid.