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The Graduate School uses Dynamic Forms to process requests by graduate students to the Graduate School. Faculty, staff, and students may refer to the guides below for support on using Dynamic Forms. 

For direct access to Dynamic Forms to view your pending and past forms, click the button below. 

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Application for Admission to Candidacy

A graduate student who has been admitted to candidacy for a Ph.D./Ed.D./D.M.A. degree must complete the Application for Admission to Candidacy form. If there are any changes to the doctoral committee after this form is submitted and processed the first time, the student must submit a Committee Composition Change Request Form

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY

Committee Composition Change Request Form

A graduate student must complete the Committee Composition Change Request Form whenever there is a change to the committee after being admitted to candidacy for a Ph.D./Ed.D./D.M.A. degree. 

COMPLETE THE COMMITTEE COMPOSITION CHANGE REQUEST FORM 

Petition for Transfer of Credit

A graduate student wishing to transfer in graduate credits taken at another institution must complete the Petition for Transfer of Credit form.

COMPLETE THE PETITION FOR TRANSFER OF CREDIT

Petition for Leave of Absence

A Leave of Absence officially stops the time to completion clock. A graduate student wishing to take a leave of absence from a graduate program, and return at a later date, must complete the Petition for Leave of Absence form.  

COMPLETE THE PETITION FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Application for Readmission to the Graduate School

Graduate students who have not been continuously enrolled must request readmission. Students returning from a Leave of Absence must request readmission. The student must contact the appropriate program office well in advance of registration. Please note that if additional college work has been completed elsewhere since the last enrollment at the University of Miami, an official transcript of this coursework will be required. Recency of credit hour rules will apply. A graduate student wishing to be readmitted to a graduate program must complete the Application for Readmission to the Graduate School form. 

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FOR READMISSION TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL

Application for Time to Degree Extension

Time to completion starts when a student begins any program in the Graduate School, whether it be a master’s or doctoral program. All work must be completed within six years of the time of admission to graduate work, for those studying for the various master’s degrees; and within eight years for those studying for doctoral degrees. Students requesting additional time to complete the graduate degree must complete the Application for Time to Degree Extension form.  

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FOR TIME TO DEGREE EXTENSION

Defense Notice Form

When you and your committee have decided on a firm defense date, time, and location, complete the Defense Notice Form. Do not submit this form until the final defense date has been confirmed with your committee. Students must defend before the Last Day to Defend deadline of their desired graduation semester. Visit the ETD Submission Deadlines By Semester section under the ETD tab to view the deadlines for upcoming semesters.

COMPLETE THE DEFENSE NOTICE FORM

Certificate of Defense Approval

Graduate students must complete the Certificate of Defense Approval form before the defense and have each committee member electronically sign the form after the successful defense. This form is the student's proof of successful defense of the Master's thesis, doctoral dissertation, doctoral essay, or lecture recital essay.

COMPLETE THE Certificate of Defense Approval 

ETD Final Content Approval Form

[NOTE: This form replaces the function of the signed hard copy of the Signature page from the thesis or dissertation, which was collected to formally document the committee's approval of the final content of the ETD.] Graduate students must complete the ETD Final Content Approval Form before uploading the thesis or dissertation to the Scholarly Repository, as confirmation that the committee has reviewed and approved the content of the final document.

COMPLETE THE ETD Final Content Approval Form

ETD Availability Agreement Form

This form informs the Graduate School of the online availability option you want for your Master's thesis, doctoral dissertation, or doctoral/lecture recital essay in the UM Scholarly Repository. Before completing the form, you should discuss with your main advisor what availability option is appropriate for your document in the Repository so you can make an availability selection that you both agree upon.

COMPLETE THE ETD Availability Agreement Form 

Application for Undergraduates to Take a Graduate Course

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University of Miami undergraduate students within 30 credits of meeting the requirements for the baccalaureate degree may take and receive credit for graduate courses, while completing the requirements for the baccalaureate degree.  No more than six (6) graduate credits may be taken in one semester, and no more than a total of twelve (12) graduate credits may be taken as an undergraduate. The student should be enrolled in at least 12 undergraduate credits each semester to avoid eligibility issues for some aid programs. Students may take no more than 15 credit hours of combined undergraduate and graduate credits. Admission to take graduate courses does not automatically admit the student to a graduate degree program at the University of Miami.  The graduate credits earned may NOT be used to meet undergraduate graduation requirements or be used to meet the 120 credit hour requirements at the University of Miami.  Undergraduate students who request to take graduate coursework must complete the Application for Undergraduates to Take a Graduate Course and then bring the completed form and a completed drop/add form to the Graduate School Office, Ashe 235, for final approval.  Once the form is signed by the Graduate School representative, the student will be notified to pick up the form in Ashe 235. The student then must take that form and the associated drop/add form to the Office of the Registrar for processing.

*For forms on fellowships and grants, please visit the Financial Aid and Funding Opportunities section under the Costs & Funding tab.