University of California, Riverside

Graduate Division



Petitions & Forms for Current Students


Contents

General Petitions for Graduate Students

PhD Committee Nomination and Final Defense Forms
Master's Advancement to Candidacy Applications
Timetable Forms
Designated Emphasis Application Forms

General Petitions for Graduate Students      

290 Petition (Petition for Directed Studies) 

Petition for one on one independent study (not for research); for research use 297/299 units

Add a Major

Current graduate students can request to add another major with the approval of the new program and their current program.

Change in Degree Objective

To change degree objective within same program

Change in Major

Current graduate students can request to change to another major with approval from the new program.

Education Abroad Program Academic Planning Form for Graduate Students

Advising form for graduate students who wish to pursue Education Abroad Programs.  Students must start by consulting with the UCR Study Abroad office.

Filing Fee Petition-Masters Students

For master’s students to apply for Filing Fee status

Filing Fee Petition-PhD Students

For PhD students to apply for Filing Fee status

General Graduate Student Petition

To transfer or waive units or course work; extend time limit for the removal of Incomplete grades, etc.

Grade Appeal (PDF or Word Doc)

To appeal a grade and given to the Academic Senate

Half-time Status and Reduced Fees App (for all except MBA students)

For those students who cannot attend more than half-time due to a full time job or for medical or personal reasons

Half-time Status and Reduced Fees App (for MBA students only)

For MBA students who cannot attend more than half-time due to a full time job or for medical or personal reasons

In-absentia Registration Application

For graduate students whose research or study requires them to remain outside California for the duration of a quarter

Intercampus Exchange Application

For those seeking to take classes at another University of California.

Late or Retroactive Enrollment Adjustment Form

For adding or withdrawing from units after the deadline

Leave of Absence (and/or Withdrawal) Form

For students to request from 1-3 quarters of leave from their studies

Withdrawal Form –use the Leave of Absence (and/or withdrawal) Form

For students who want to withdraw from the University

Petition for Remote Participation

To request that one member of the oral qual exam committee or the thesis/dissertation committee be permitted to participate in the exam remotely.

Readmission

Students who were enrolled in a graduate program for one quarter or more and have withdrawn from the University can apply to re-admit back into that same graduate program.

Report of Manuscript Completion

For Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts students to report completion of their Manuscripts

S/NC Petition

For graduate students who wish to take a course for S/NC credit.

PHD COMMITTEE NOMINATION FORMS & FINAL DEFENSE FORMS    

Nomination for Oral Qualifying Exam Committee (Form 2)

To nominate the oral qualifying exam committee

Report of Oral Qualifying Exam & Nomination of Dissertation Committee (Form 3)

To report the results of the oral qualifying exam & nominate a dissertation committee

Dissertation/Thesis Committee Nomination/Change Form

To make a change to an existing dissertation committee.

Report of Final Exam (Final Defense) for PhD (Form 5)

To report the results of the final defense of the PhD

Report of Final Exam (Final Defense) for Master’s Degree

To report the results of the final defense of the master’s degree

MASTER'S ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY APPLICATIONS
Visit the graduation page to learn more about filing for completion of a degree
Plan I Application for Candidacy

To apply for a thesis, manuscript or professional paper master's degree.

Plan II Application for Candidacy

To apply for a comprehensive exam, project, or analytical paper/project master's degree.

Dissertation/Thesis Committee Nomination/Change

To make a change to an existing thesis committee.

TIMETABLE FORMS                                                

Timetable to Completion of a Master's Degree

For master’s students who have been enrolled one year past the program’s normative time to degree.

Timetable to Completion of PhD Oral Qualifying Exam

For PhD students who have been enrolled for four years but have not taken the oral qualifying exam. 

Timetable to Completion of PhD Degree

For PhD students who have been enrolled one year past the program’s normative time to degree.

Sample Timetable to Completion of PhD Degree

SAMPLE TIMETABLE

DESIGNATED EMPHASIS APPLICATION FORMS                                             

Book, Archive, and Manuscript Studies (BAM)

Cell, Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN)

Gene Expression and Regulation Studies (GERS)

Inflammation and Infectious Disease (IID)

Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS)

Medical and Health Humanities (MHH)

Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS)

Public Policy

Southeast Asian Studies

Speculative Fictions and Cultures of Science (SFCS)

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

Graduate Division
University Office Building

Tel: (951) 827-4302
Fax: (951) 827-2238
E-mail: graddiv@ucr.edu

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