GRADUATE STUDIES FORMS

Please note:

  • The types of documents linked to below are:
    • (PDF): Adobe Acrobat files. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view these documents.
    • (Word): MSWord files (may be either printed out blank and then filled in, or downloaded and filled in as a Word document).
    • (Web page): From the Division of Graduate Studies ( DGS) or other Website.

All forms may be emailed directly to our secure office fax machine at 5592784658@fax.csufresno.edu, from your Fresno State email address.  If you prefer mailing in the forms, mail is being delivered to our office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and will be processed in the order it is received.

Admission

Field of Study Form Information
Program Admissions Criteria (Domestic students)   (Word)
International Student Program Admissions Criteria   (Word)
Assessment for Special Admission (PDF)  
Admission Application Cal State Apply  
International Application Cal State Apply  


  Advancement to Candidacy

Field of Study Form Information
Petition of Advancement to Candidacy for the Graduate Degree Go to list of Petitions of Advancement to Candidacy forms for specific programs
Graduate Writing Requirement (PDF) Information sheets


  Certificate of Advanced Study

Field of Study Form Information
Proposed Program for the Certificate of Advanced Study (PDF)  
Program Adjustment Request for a Certificate of Advanced Study (PDF)  
Application for the Award of the Certificate of Advanced Study (PDF)  


  Classification

Field of Study Form Information
Classified Graduate Standing Request (PDF)  


  Course Validation

Field of Study Form Information
Recommendation for Course Validation (PDF)  


  Curriculum Change

Field of Study
The graduate curriculum proposal process has moved to OnBase effective Monday, October 25, 2021. All graduate program and course proposals will be submitted through OnBase.
Please visit the Graduate Program and Course Development website for detailed information.


  Disqualification Readmission

Field of Study Form Information
Petition for Readmission of Disqualified Graduate or Advanced Certificate Student (PDF)  


  Enrollment/Registration

Field of Study Form Information
Graduate Studies Continuous Enrollment Information (PDF) DGS information sheet
Graduate Petition for Academic Overload (PDF)  
Undergraduate Petition to Enroll in Graduate (200-Series) Courses (PDF)  
Enrollment in Zero Units Verification Request (PDF)  


  Graduate Coordinator

Field of Study Form Information
Directory of Postbaccalaureate Programs (DGS Web page)  
Graduate Coordinator/Director Official Appointment Notification (Word)  


  Graduation

Field of Study Form Information
Graduate Degree Deadlines (DGS Web page)  
Graduate Degree Application   Apply for graduation online at your Student Center during the next graduation application cycle (see "Dates & Deadlines").
Graduate Degree Clearance (PDF)

 Students may not submit this form.


  Interdisciplinary Studies

Field of Study Form Information
Guidelines for the M.A. or M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly Graduate Special Major) (DGS Web Page) DGS information sheet
Application to Pursue an M.A. or M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly Graduate Special Major) / Faculty Evaluation and Recommendation Form (PDF)  


  Major Change/Add

Field of Study Form Information
Change or Add Graduate Degree or Advanced Certificate Objective (PDF) Please note: The $5 fee is being waived until further notice.
Special Services Fee (Payment through Mail) (Word)  N/A--until further notice


  Program Adjustment Request (PAR)

Field of Study Form Information
Program Adjustment Request for a Graduate Degree  


  Project (298) Guidelines

Field of Study Form Information
University Graduate Committee's Fall 2010 project guidelines.  


  Teaching Associates/Graduate Assistants

Field of Study Form Information
Compliance & Eligibility Verification for Teaching Associates/Graduate Assistants (PDF) DGS letter
Policy on Teaching Associates (PDF) From the Fresno State Academic Policy Manual
Classification and Qualification Standards (PDF) From the CSU Chancellor's Office
Policy on Graduate Assistants (PDF) From the Fresno State Academic Policy Manual
Classification and Qualification Standards (PDF) From the CSU Chancellor's Office


  Thesis

Field of Study Form Information
Graduate Thesis (299) Committee Assignment & Thesis Committee Guidelines (Word)  
Request for Permission to Include Copyrighted Material in Graduate Thesis (PDF) | (Word)  
Change in Graduate Thesis (299) Committee and/or Topic (Word)  
Thesis Committee Policy and Guidelines (PDF) | (DGS Web page)  


  Withdrawal

Field of Study Form Information
Retroactive Withdrawal (use the Record Adjustment Form) Available from the Office of Registrar Forms  

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