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Forms for Graduate Students

Graduate Student Handbook

Degree plans

Degree plans are to help keep track of academic progress and graduation purposes.  An Initial plan is required at by the end of your 2nd year and the Official version is in the final semester of filing for graduation.  Contact the Graduate Advisor for an appropriate plan.

Degree plan MS/PHD
Degree plan MS

Graduate & Professional Student Petition

This form has multiple uses, including:

  • Change of Admission Status
  • Change of Classification
  • Course Overload
  • Change in Degree Objective
  • Degree Requirement Exception
  • Graduate Studies Leave of Absence
  • Graduate Studies Reinstatement
  • Change of Major
  • Writing Proficiency Requirement Exemption
  • Special Problems Course Request
  • Other (Request or Petitions Not Covered by Any Other Form)

Depending on the request, check both websites below for additional required forms:

http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/forms/
http://www.uh.edu/nsm/students/graduate/forms/

Download Graduate Petition

Registration Form

This form is used to request enrollment each semester.
Download Registration Form

Adjustment to Initial Registration form

This form is used to request changes to your initial enrollment.
Download Adjustment to Initial Registration form

Oral Research Progress Committee Appointment

This form is used for graduate students in the Department of Chemistry to officially declare their Oral Research Progress(ORP) exam committee after approval from the Program Chair.
Form

For pre-selection of committee members, go to the site below.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=vboLF_CikEytSw6PDwxCWW9dcu3Zq3JNhZM5eaNUnr5UODRMSzc2NktXVVZPM1pOTzhYNVNQNktTRy4u

To edit by adding or deleting a member on the previous approved committee form, complete all committee names on the new appointment form but only obtain the signature of newest member.

Research Progress Exam

Two forms are used for the ORP exam: one copy of the Committee Evaluation Form per student, and one copy of the Worksheet for each committee member.

Download Committee Evaluation Form
Download Committee Member Worksheet
Download the ORP Exam Rules

Committee Composition Approval Form

This form is used to establish a student’s thesis/dissertation committee. It is to be submitted for approval one semester prior to the final defense.  A new form is required in the event of a change in the student’s committee.
Download Committee Composition Approval Form

Thesis / Dissertation Defense

There are no forms needed for the thesis or dissertation defense. Each student is responsible, however, for preparing his/her own signatures page for the thesis or dissertation based on the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics guidelines.

NSM Thesis / Dissertation Defense Guidelines

This form is used to establish a student’s thesis/dissertation committee. It is to be submitted for approval one semester prior to the final defense. 

http://www.uh.edu/nsm/students/graduate/forms/
 
Download the Change in committee composition form if there’s a change in committee members.
http://www.uh.edu/nsm/students/graduate/forms/