Graduate Handbook - Forms Checklist
Use this checklist to ensure that you have completed and delivered all Graduate School and Department of English forms to the proper recipients. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all forms are completed correctly and in a timely manner. Questions regarding the proper use of forms can be directed to the Graduate School (Graduate School forms only) and the Graduate Program Manager (all forms).
Forms from the Graduate School are indicated below with the letters "GS." Most of the GS forms are available online at: www.graduateschool.uwm.edu/forms-and-downloads/.
Most multipart forms (paper forms) are no longer available from the Graduate School.
Forms from the Department of English are noted with the letters "ENG." Paper copies of these forms are no longer available in the Graduate Studies Office, CRT 422.
- General Information
- Change in Plan of Study form [.doc] (ENG)
- Internal Application for New or Renewal Assistantship [.doc] (ENG)
- Declaration of Committee form [.doc] (ENG-used at MA and PhD levels)
- Graduate Request for Exception [.pdf] (GS)
- Graduate Credit Transfer Evaluation form [.pdf] (GS - Note: this form is not used for transferring MA credits into the PhD; see below for Credit Transfer Form for this purpose)
- Adult/University Level TESOL Certificate Application (See the TESOL admissions page)
- Graduate Certificate in International Technical Communication (ITC) Application (see the ITC Graduate Certificate admissions page)
- Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing and Communication Application (see the Professional Writing admissions page)
- Special Emphases
- Special Emphasis in Professional Writing form (see the Graduate Professional Writing Coordinator for this form)
- Special Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition form (see the Rhetoric and Composition page)
- ESL Teaching Assistantship Application (ENG-included on Internal Application for New or Renewal Assistantship form [.doc])
- Master's Program
- Independent Study form [.doc] (ENG)
- Summary of Coursework forms (ENG)
- Master's Graduation Application [web link] (GS)
- Warrant for Master's Examination (ENG - not available for student use; consult with your major professor)
- Doctoral Program
- Independent Study form [.doc] (ENG)
- Program of Study forms (ENG)
- Credit Transfer form [.doc] (ENG - used for Ph.D students for credit on a full MA degree earned at another institution - include with Program of Study form)
- Warrant for Academic Review (ENG - not available for student use; consult with your major professor)
- Second Language Requirement Certification form [.doc] (ENG)
- Preliminary Proposal forms (to be used as a cover sheet for the proposal and handed into the Graduate Policy Committee meeting):
- Application for Doctoral Preliminary Examination form [.pdf] (GS)
- Graduate Assistant Justification form [.pdf] (GS - Used with Preliminary Examination form to register for 1 credit in English 990. Used by Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants and Project Assistants only.)
- Application for Doctoral Dissertator Status [.pdf] (GS)
- Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Hearing Form [.pdf] (GS - include with the dissertation proposal when handing into the Graduate Policy Committee meeting)
- Dissertation Proposal Cover Sheet [.doc] (ENG - to be used as the proposal cover sheet and handed into the Graduate Policy Committee meeting)
- Dissertation Intention form [.doc] (ENG - for Creative Writing option only; please see your advisor)
- Two Chapters Completion Certification [.doc] (ENG) (or a letter of progress from advisor)
- Application for Dissertation Defense and Graduation form [web link] (GS)
- Warrant for Doctoral Defense (not available for student use; delivered by GS to ENG)
- Change of Address form [.pdf] (used by the Payroll Office)
Note: There are other forms at the Graduate School for which you might find a need. Find those at the Graduate School web address noted above.
- Master's Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Format Requirements [web link] (GS)
- Graduate Student and Faculty Handbook [web link] (GS)
- In all cases, please read the forms carefully. The GS forms have a numbered sequence that MUST be followed. Failure to do so could result in the delay of processing the application and delay in your receipt of the status or consideration for which the form was designed.
- Because of the volume of forms received, GS forms may take up to two weeks to process. It is therefore best to plan ahead if you must utilize GS forms.
- ENG forms can generally be processed quickly, but plan ahead nonetheless.
- Contact the Graduate Program Manager in Curtin Hall 422 if you have questions.