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|2||Appointment of Graduate Advisory Committee||Due by the end of your FIRST semester AND anytime your committee members change.
(NOTE: Resigning members must also sign this form; if the department chair is signing on the resigning member's behalf or is exercising their right to remove a member, a justification for doing so must be noted somewhere on the form.)
|3||Graduate Study Plan||Due by the end of your SECOND semester|
|4||Graduate Study Plan - Supplement||Only required if extra space is needed to list courses|
|5||Annual Report of Graduate Advisory Committee||Due every year by May 15th|
|6||Report on Comprehensive Exam||Required for qualifying exams and/or programs with written or oral comprehensive exams.|
|7||Project Defense Report||Required for students who are completing a project instead of a thesis or dissertation.|
|8||Report on Thesis or Dissertation Defense||Required for all students who are completing a thesis or dissertation.|
|9||Language or Research Tool Requirement Report||ONLY REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN PROGRAMS|
|10||Request for Outside Examiner Form||MANDATORY FOR ALL PHD ORAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS (EXCEPT QUALIFYING EXAMS) AND PHD DISSERTATION DEFENSES. REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AT LEAST 10 WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO THE EXAM (15 DAYS IF SCHEDULED DURING THE SUMMER BREAK).
|11||Advancement to Candidacy - Master's Degree||Due at least ONE semester before the semester you intend to graduate.|
|12||Advancement to Candidacy - Master's Degree - Supplement||OPTIONAL: Only required if extra space is needed to list courses|
|13||Advancement to Candidacy - Ph.D. Degree||Per the catalog, PhD students cannot Advance to Candidacy until they have completed a written comprehensive exam.
The Advancement to Candidacy form is due at least ONE semester before the semester you intend to graduate.
|14||Advancement to Candidacy - Ph.D. Degree - Supplement||OPTIONAL: Only required if extra space is needed to list courses|
|15||Graduate Student Petition Form||Required if you deviate from your program requirements or catalog requirements.|
|16||Graduation Application (online form - log in to your UA Google account to access)||Due Oct 15th for Fall, Feb 15th for Spring and June 15th for summer. A $50 non-refundable fee applies.
Late deadlines are Nov 15, March 15 and July 15th, respectively and an $80 fee applies.
|17||Temporary Leave of Absence Request||Required if you need to temporarily suspend studies while earning a graduate degree. If you do not meet registration requirements and fail to obtain a leave of absence, you will be dropped from graduate study and will have to be reinstated before resuming your program.|
|18||Reinstatement to Graduate Student Status||Required for those who wish to resume their studies but who have fallen out of status with regard to the registration requirements in the "How to Earn a Graduate Degree" section of the UAF catalog (NOTE: Reinstatement requires that it has been less than 2 years since your last enrollment in a 400- or 600-level course at UAF. If it has been more than 2 years since your last enrollment, you will have to reapply for admission.)|
|19||Add a Graduate Degree Program||For those who want to pursue an ADDITIONAL degree within their department.|
|20||Change Graduate Major or Degree Program||For those who wish to change majors or degrees within their department. Changing to a major or degree outside of
your department requires a new application for admission.
|21||Add/Drop Courses||Must be signed by the Graduate School before submitting.|
|22||Add a Graduate Certificate Program||For those who wish to pursue a Graduate Certificate in ADDITION to their current program.|
|23||Interdisciplinary Program Title Form||For those who are pursuing a Interdisciplinary Master's or PhD. This form formally establishes the title of your
program and will be printed on your transcripts and diploma.
|24||Thesis/Dissertation Approval Form||REQUIRED FOR ALL THESIS/DISSERTATION STUDENTS: This form is used to signify final approval of your thesis or dissertation in lieu of (or in addition to) thesis/dissertation signature pages. (NOTE: SOME SCHOOLS STILL REQUIRE THE SIGNATURE PAGE AS WELL AS THIS FORM; CONSULT WITH YOUR DEPARTMENT TO FIND OUT WHETHER THIS APPLIES TO YOU.)|
|25||Project Approval Form||REQUIRED FOR ALL PROJECT STUDENTS: This form is used to signify final approval of your thesis or dissertation in lieu of (or in addition to) thesis/dissertation signature pages.|
|26||Graduate Student Employee Workload Exception Request||Submission of this form is required for Graduate Student Research Assistants or Teaching Assistants who are requesting a waiver to the Board of Regents policy that prohibits working in excess of 20 hours per week or 40 hours per pay period. This form must be completed and signed by all requested parties before any exceptions will be considered. IMPORTANT NOTE: Foreign nationals on temporary student visas (F-1 or J-1) are not permitted to work more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session and, therefore, are not eligible for a workload waiver.|
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