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Advisor/Department Completion Forms

 

The PDF forms below should be downloaded to activate the fillable fields, completed, and submitted electronically via email. Forms may be signed electronically before submitting via email or printed, signed, and scanned before submitting via email. If you are signing electronically, please sign using the certificates tool.

Handwritten or hard copies of forms will not be accepted.

Forms marked with an * are password protected. Please contact a degree auditor for the password at 601.266.4262.

Form Who 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/Coordinator Submit form as needed.

Change of Status (PDF)

Submit a change of status for all students admitted conditionally.

Advisor, Graduate Director/Coordinator After first semester grades have been posted.

Committee Request Instructions

The Graduate Committee Request form is completed in SOAR and should be submitted early in the student's career. Students should refer to the Graduate Bulletin for additional information.

Completed via SOAR Submit form once committee has been approved.

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/Coordinator See Deadlines.

Course Substitution (PDF)

Submit this form for any deviations from published degree requirements.

Advisor, Graduate Director/Coordinator Submit form after student has enrolled in substituted course.

Dismissal (PDF)

Before completing a dismissal form, please review the protocol for dismissing a student from a graduate program and the institutional policy for grievances and appeals.

Advisor, Graduate Director/Coordinator, Dean of Academic College  

Graduate Assistant Change in Funding

Use 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/Coordinator See 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/Coordinator Before 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/Coordinator See 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/Coordinator Submit form during first semester of enrollment.

 

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