Office of Graduate Student Services

The Office of Graduate Student Services receives, processes and evaluates applications and documentation requirements for admission to graduate programs. It coordinates the admission process with graduate programs and various student service offices. It maintains admissions-related records beginning with the receipt of applications through final notification of admissions decision. The office handles inquiries and actions pertaining to the following:

  • Graduate Division admission requirements
  • admission and readmission policies, procedures and deadlines
  • application forms and fee
  • visa documents for international applicants
  • application for change in graduate program
  • renewal of application
  • residency regulations
  • initial classification of students

The Office of Graduate Student Services also maintains official records pertaining to all classified graduate students. The office handles inquiries and actions pertaining to the following:

  • course withdrawal after last day to drop
  • complete withdrawal
  • official leave of absence
  • transfer of credits
  • change of grades
  • degree and certificate requirements
  • foreign language examinations
  • academic progress forms
  • changes in thesis or dissertation committee
  • thesis and dissertation (style policy, submission deadlines, publication requirements)
  • degree check, graduation, commencement
  • changes in student classification, degree plan or objective
  • current master’s students applying for doctoral program in same discipline
  • disciplinary actions