Use the Search below to find any online form at the Graduate School! Type in as much of the name of the form as you know for more specific results.
Forms marked with "iPDF" are interactive and can be filled out online, printed, signed and dated, and turned in to the Graduate School.
If a fee is indicated, a check or money order payable to UAB in U.S. dollars must accompany the form.
Forms Used for Admissions
Students who are not enrolled in a degree-granting program but need academic credit for graduate courses must fill out this form.
Request to Defer Admission
Complete this form if you have been admitted to a graduate program but are unable to enroll for the admitted term. Deadline dates to submit deferral request for new term: November 1 - spring term, April 1 - summer term, July 1 - fall term.
Nondegree Continuation Form
(iPDF) The Nondegree Application (above) remains valid for one year from the date of admission. Students can use this form to continue receiving academic credit for courses taken while not in a degree-granting program. Note that if more than one year elapses before the continuation form is filed, the nondegree application fee must be paid again.
Cooperative Admission form
Request for expedited cooperative admission for students participating in cooperative graduate degree programs
Forms Used During Graduate Study
Graduate Student Request for Additional Assignment
Form used to request additional work assignment. The additional assignment is not to exceed 10 hours per week for Graduate Student Trainees or 20 hours per week for Graduate Assistants and Graduate Student Assistants.
Leave of Absence
Form used to request absence from a program. The absence is not to exceed one academic year.
Change of Graduate Program
(iPDF) Once enrolled in a degree-granting program, students must fill out this form if they want to change to another program.
Forms Used to Complete Graduate Study
Graduate Study Committee Letter
(iPDF) This form is used to nominate the chairperson and members of a student's Graduate Study Committee. If there is a change in committee assignment at any time during your course of study, you will need to submit the Change of Committee form (below) so that your records can be updated accordingly.
Change of Graduate Study Committee
Changes to the Graduate Study Committee can be made by submitting this form to the Graduate School for approval. Please type the information into the form, save for your records, and email as an attachment to Lori Naramore: firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you prefer, it may be hand signed and brought to the graduate school as a paper from.
Application for Degree
The application for degree must be submitted to the Graduate School no later than three weeks after the beginning of classes in the semester you expect to graduate (see Deadline Dates). A $50 fee will be charged to your student account. To verify that your application has been received, check your student account for that fee approximately five days after submission. If your graduation is postponed, a new application for degree must be completed for the appropriate semester and a reorder fee of $25 paid. Students must be registered for at least 3 semester hours of graduate work during the semester of graduation.
Note: Approval forms cannot be completed until an Application for Degree for the appropriate semester has been submitted to the Graduate School.
Request Thesis or Dissertation Approval Forms
No later than 2 weeks before your thesis or dissertation defense, submit this form requesting your approval forms. Approval forms cannot be completed before the Graduate School has received your application for degree for the semester in which you plan to graduate. The committee members on your approval forms must exactly match those on your official records. If any member of your committee has changed, that change must be submitted on an official Change of Graduate Study Committee Form (available on this web site) before you request your approval forms.
Graduation Change of Address
Your diploma will be mailed to the address listed on your Application for Degree form. To change this address, you must notify Laura Burchfiel either by completing this form and returning it to her at the mailing address listed at the bottom of this page or by emailing the form to her no later than your graduation date. Once this change is made all future correspondence from the Graduate School will be mailed to this address. This includes graduation issues and information about commencement.
Survey of Earned Doctorates
All students completing a doctoral degree are required to submit the Survey of Earned Doctorates. Follow the online instructions and print out the Certificate of Completion to submit to the Graduate School with your completed dissertation. The Survey, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, gathers data from all research doctorate graduates on their educational history, sources of support, and post-graduation plans. The completed survey responses become part of the Doctorate Records File, a virtually complete data bank on doctorate recipients from 1920 to the present and the major source of doctoral data at the national level. The profiles of doctorate recipients that emerge from these data serve policymakers at the federal, state, local, and university levels.
UAB/ProQuest Submission Site
All Doctoral and Plan 1 Master’s degree students submit a PDF of the final committee-approved dissertation to the UAB/ProQuest ETD Administrator Site for final review by the Graduate School. Check each page your PDF carefully before submitting to this site. If no corrections in formatting are required by ProQuest or the Graduate School, this will be the final published version of your dissertation.
Graduate School Appeals Board
Students who are the subject of disciplinary action may appeal their case to the Graduate School Appeals Board. This is the appeal board for disciplinary action, not for academic requests such as waiving fees or changing grades.
Academic Appeal Form
(iPDF) Use this form to request exception to the policies for registration, withdrawal, or payment deadlines or fees.