Graduate Program Forms

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Information can now be typed directly into the highlighted fields of each form which must then be printed out for required signatures to be obtained. Please note that you cannot submit the forms online.

Attention: Students and Graduate Coordinators please check the following list to see what Graduate College forms require your college dean's signature. Download Dean Signature List (XLS).

Alphabetical Listing

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

When a graduate student submits her/his first graduate college form (usually the Degree Plan Requirements form), you will have a MyUNLV "To Do" checklist of all the graduate college forms required of you up to graduation. Please note some important facts about your forms checklist that will help you understand what you need to do, and avoid confusion:

  1. Note that the MyUNLV checklist due date for ALL forms will be the day after your first form is entered by graduate college staff, but this does not mean that all of your forms are due immediately! This just means that they are due at some interval between then and graduation. Click on the form to see a brief description of when it is due, or please see the graduate student timeline page of our website to determine when each form is due: Graduate Study Timeline.

  2. If you change degree programs or your culminating experience or your committee, or if you are requesting a policy waiver, you may at some point need a form that is not listed on your MyUNLV checklist to address the specific situation. For your reference, all graduate college forms are available below.

  3. Here are the codes that you will see in your MyUNLV Graduate Student Forms check-list:

    Status Description
    Active Form received by the GC Front Office
    Cancelled Form no longer required by the GC
    Completed Degree conferred all forms completed
    Initiated Form required by the GC
    Notified Notified student of status
    Received Form processed successfully
    Returned Form not processed and returned to department

  4. Here is a brief description of what each code actually means:

    • ACTIVE means that the GC has received your form and it is being processed.
    • CANCELED means that the form is no longer required by the GC.
    • COMPLETED means that we have received all of your forms and you have earned your degree (congratulations!).
    • INITIATED means that the GC has indicated that you need to submit this form at the time indicated by the Graduate Student Timeline.
    • NOTIFIED means that there is a question or problem with this form and the student has been notified about the issue and what needs to be done (notification will be via RebelMail or MyUNLV - please check both regularly).
    • RECEIVED means that the form has been submitted, processed, and is approved by the GC.
    • RETURNED means that there was a problem with the form and it was not processed by the GC and routed back to the department to address the issue.

Advancement to Doctoral Candidacy
Policy & Information

Appointment of Advisory Committee
Policy & Information

Appeal Guide & Form
Policy & Information

AY User Account Request Form


Change of Advisory Committee

Change in Degree Form for the College of Education

Change in Proposed Degree Program

Culminating Experience Results

Curriculum Committee New Course Proposal Form

Curriculum Committee New Course Syllabus Template

Curriculum Committee Course Change Form

Curriculum Committee Graduate X-Course Proposal Form

Dean’s Signature List

Degree Audit Companion Form

Dissertation Approval Forms

Dissertation Preparation Forms

Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant (DGRA) Award Application


Embargo Request Form (For Theses & Dissertations)
English M.F.A. Peace Corps Leave Form

Faculty Status - Application for Full Graduate Faculty Status
Policy & Information

Faculty Status - Application for Associate Status
Policy & Information

Final Exam/Culminating Experience Results
Policy & Information


Graduate Access Emergency Retention Grant Application

Graduate Access Recruitment Award

Graduate Assistant Externally Funded Tuition Waiver "Pink Form"

Graduate Assistant Guidelines and Regulations

Graduate Assistant Leave of Absence

Graduate Assistant Request for Additional Employment

Graduate Assistant Termination Form

Graduate Assistant Termination Appeal Form

Graduate Faculty Leaving Form

Graduate Research Certificate Program Application

Graduate Research Certificate Program Completion Form


Leave of Absence Form
Policy & Information

McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholarship Application

New Program Committee New Certificate Program Proposal Form

New Program Committee Program Change Form

New Program Committee Program Elimination Form

New Program Committee Program Hold Form

Outstanding Graduate College Faculty Award

Outstanding Graduate College Faculty Nomination Form

Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Award

Overload Authorization Form
Policy & Information

Oral Defense/Culminating Experience Results
Policy & Information

Personal Identification Change Form

Probation Request
Policy & Information

Proposed Doctoral Degree Program Part I
Policy & Information

Proposed Masters & Specialist Degree Program Part I
Policy & Information

Proposed Graduate Certificate Program Part I

Prospectus Approval Form
Policy & Information



Research Certificate Program Application

Research Certificate Program Completion Form

Residency Application
Policy & Information

Retriever User Account Request Form

Separation Request
Policy & Information

Transfer Credit Request Form
Policy & Information

Thesis and Dissertation Submission Form (Format Review Form)

Thesis Approval Forms

Thesis Preparation Forms

Time Limit Extension Form
Policy & Information

Undergraduate Approval Form


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