Advisor/Department Completion Forms

The forms below are fillable PDFs and should be downloaded to activate the fillable fields. Handwritten forms will not be accepted. All forms should be submitted to the Graduate School. Forms marked with an * are password proteced. Please contact a degree auditor for the password at 601.266.4262.

FormDescriptionWho should sign it?When should you complete it?
Change of Emphasis (PDF)Submit a change of emphasis for students wishing to change their emphasis. Students who change their emphasis more than once will be assessed a $40 fee.Advisor, Graduate Director/CoordinatorAs soon as possible, but before applying for graduation.
Change of Status (PDF)Submit a change of status for all students admitted conditionally.Advisor, Graduate Director/CoordinatorAfter first semester grades have been posted.
Committee Request (PDF)The Graduate Committee Request form should be submitted early in the student's career. Students should refer to the Graduate Bulletin for additional information.Student, Committee Chair, Committee Members, Graduate Director/CoordinatorSee Deadlines.
Comprehensive and Qualifying Results (PDF)*Students should review the Graduate Bulletin for additional information regarding timing of exams and the consequences of failure to pass these exams.Committee Chair, Committee Members, Graduate Director/CoordinatorSee Deadlines.
Course Substitution (PDF)Submit this form for any deviations from published degree requirements.Advisor, Graduate Director/CoordinatorSee Deadlines.
Dismissal (PDF)Before completing a dismissal form, please review the protocol for dismissing a student from a graduate program and the detailed protocol for grievances and appeals.Advisor, Graduate Director/Coordinator, Dean of Academic College 
Graduate Assistant Change in FundingUse the form named Change in Primary Funding, listed under University Forms.Signatory Authority, Director and Dean (if required) 
Graduate Assistant Tuition Waiver (PDF)Must be submitted each semester for all graduate assistants (new and continuing). Use the Award Memorandum Sample to notify students of their award.Budgetary Authority

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Oral Defense Results (PDF)*Students should review the Graduate Bulletin for additional information regarding their oral defense and the consequences of a failed defense.Committee Chair, Committee Members, Graduate Director/CoordinatorSee Deadlines.
Revalidation Request (PDF)Students who exceed their time limit will have to revalidate coursework taken outside of their new time frame as part of their completion plan. Students should review the Graduate Bulletin for additional information regarding time limits and course revalidation.Graduate Director/Coordinator 
Revalidation Verification (PDF)*After completing revalidation of coursework, verification should be submitted to the Graduate School.Revalidation Professor, Graduate Director/CoordinatorBefore applying for graduation.
Thesis, Dissertation, or Doctoral Project Proposal (PDF)Research topics must be approved by the student's committee. Students should review the Graduate Bulletin for additional information regarding the proposal defense.Student, Committee Chair, Committee Members, Graduate Director/CoordinatorSee Deadlines.
Transfer Credit Approval (PDF)*Transfer credit is not automatic and will only be awarded after evaluation of course credit. Students should review the Graduate Bulletin for additional information regarding transfer credit.Advisor, Graduate Director/CoordinatorSee Deadlines.