The Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations Office processes a variety of forms during your graduate career. Our forms are categorized by degree progress below. You can also reference each form's process within the Graduate Student Guide.
Note: For writable PDF forms, you must first save the document to your computer before entering your information.
Change of Program
Change of Graduate Program Petition
Recently admitted or currently enrolled students use this form to request a change of graduate program. Online petition should be submitted by the priority deadlines listed below. View Change of Graduate Program details in the Graduate Student Guide.
|Start Term for Requested Program||Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|Priority Submission Deadline||July 01||December 01|
Note: Programs may require a completed SJSU graduate semester before decision. Students may only submit one petition request at a time but may submit an additional program request, if denied by the previous program.
*Newly admitted students are expected to remain in their current program until the end of the first semester. Any approved change of program requests will be effective for the following term.
Change of Classification in Graduate Program
A conditionally classified student may submit this form to become a clear classified student. View Achieve Graduate Classified Status in the Graduate Student Guide.
Petition for Advancement to Candidacy [pdf]
Matriculated students must use this form to list courses and culminating experience required to earn their degree. View Follow Form Instructions in the Graduate Student Guide.
Note: For writable forms, you must first save the document to your computer before entering your information. Entries on writable forms will be lost if it is not saved in advance.
Request for Validation of Transfer Credit
Current students may use this form to transfer credit prior to candidacy. View Validate Eligible Graduate Transfer Credits in the Graduate Student Guide.
Request for Course Substitution
Current students may use this form to substitute a core or an elective course listed on the candidacy form. View Course Substitution in the Graduate Student Guide.
Request for Course Revalidation (Masters)
Advisors will use this form to request revalidation of an expired course in a student's master's degree program. View Course Revalidation in the Graduate Student Guide.
Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines
Visit the College of Graduate Studies website for additional forms and information. View Thesis and Dissertation in the Graduate Student Guide.
Graduation Application [pdf]
Graduate students who have an approved candidacy form apply for graduation in their MySJSU account. View Online Graduate Application in the Graduate Student Guide.
Graduation Date Change Request
Students may use this online form to change their applied graduation date to another
term. View Graduation Date Change Request in the Graduate Student Guide.
International Students Note: If you need to apply for an F-1 Extension of Program, visit ISSS Current Students Website for more information.
Duplicate Diploma Request
Students use this form to obtain a copy of their graduate diploma. Students who prefer to send payment to the Bursar’s Office may use the Duplicate Diploma Request form [pdf].
Advanced Certificate Audit [pdf]
A student uses this form to list completed coursework required to earn an advanced certificate. Locate your certificate program in the SJSU Catalog.
Graduate Retroactive Course Add
Graduate students can find the Late Add Post-Census (DocuSign), Late Add-Retroactive (DocuSign), and Retroactive Requests for 1290R (DocuSign) on the Registrar's website.
Graduate Petition for Course Drop/Semester Withdrawal
Graduate students will use this petition to request for a late or retroactive withdrawal from a single course or entire semester.
Healthcare Provider Verification of Medical Condition Form [pdf]
A graduate student may use this form as documentation of medical/health issues in support of a Graduate Petition for Course Drop/Semester Withdrawal.
Request for Changing the Culminating Experience and Adjustment of Student Record
Advisors will use this form to retroactively withdraw a student from an existing (graded) culminating experience course and retroactively add the new culminating experience course. View Change of Program in the university catalog for more information about switching culminating plans.
Graduate Petition for Excess Units [pdf]
Students will use this petition if they wish to take course units beyond the maximum 16 semester units.
Incomplete Extension Petition
Graduate students can find the Incomplete Extension (DocuSign) on the Registrar's website. Students may use this form to request an extension beyond the allocated 1-year to complete an Incomplete (I) grade or a 2-year extension for a Report-in-Progress (RP) grade.
Graduate Reinstatement Petition
Advisors must use this form to initiate the reinstatement process for a disqualified graduate student. View Disqualification and Reinstatement in the University Catalog.
Graduate Petition to Waive the GWAR Requirement
Advisors will use this form to initiate a GWAR Waiver Request for a matriculated graduate student. View Fullfill the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) in the Graduate Student Guide.
Verification of Culminating Experience
Graduate Advisors use this form to verify the completion of a graduate student's culminating experience and degree requirements. View Verification of Culminating Experience Form in the Graduate Student Guide.