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Academics | Forms & Form Drop-Off

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Thesis Submission

Degree Conferral

Electronic Form Dropoff

Form Drop-Off

In order to allow electronic submission of documents, as opposed to the requirement to visit GPS office in person, you may submit thesis submission and special registration forms electronically to GPS using the links below. All other forms should go to your graduate administrator.

Online Thesis Submission Webform
Submit Special Registration Forms


Leave of Absence (L-1, will open PDF) *
Short Term Medical and Parental Leave (L-2, will open PDF)*
Withdrawal (L-3) (Will open PDF. A statement of withdrawal is also required)*
Medical Withdrawal (L-3M) (Will open PDF. A statement of withdrawal is also required)*

Registration and Transfer Credits

Registration forms can be found at the Office of the Registrar's website
Transfer Credit forms are available through the Office of the Registrar


Candidacy Petition Instructions
Master's Candidacy Petition (C-1, will open PDF)*​​​​​​​
Doctoral Candidacy Petition (C-2, will open PDF)*
Request for Committee Revision (C-3, will open PDF)*​​​​​​​
Request for Extension of Time to Candidacy (E-1, will open PDF)*

Thesis Defense

Thesis Defense Instructions
Webform for announcing your defense as required by the General Announcements
Request for Committee Revision (C-3, will open PDF)*
Request for Extension of Time to Defense (E-2, will open PDF)*
Online Thesis Submission Webform

Thesis Submission

Thesis Submission Instructions
Master's UMI Agreement Form (Will open PDF)*​​​​​​​
Doctoral UMI Agreement Form (Will open PDF)*
Survey of Earned Doctorates (Doctoral only)

Degree Conferral

Registrar's Application for Degree (All degree candidates)
Petition for a Non-thesis Master's(G-2, will download .xls file)*​​​​​​​
Candidacy (or Automatic) Master's (G-1, will open PDF)*
Graduation Checklists

*if links do not automatically download, right click the link and select "save as"