Graduate Studies Forms
Listed below are forms that you may use as you advance through your program as a graduate student in the College of Education.
The forms listed below are published by the College of Education. For Graduate School forms visit their webpage.
|Forms Published by the College of Education:|
|Advisor Change Form | Doctoral Approved Program Form | Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Form | Exit Survey, College of Education | EDMS Course Equivalency | Comprehensive Examination Application | Foundational Competencies Policy/MCEE | Graduate Studies Registration/Adjustment Petition | Oral Announcement | Provisional Removal | |
| Withdrawal Procedures | Retroactive Withdrawal Procedures | Graduate School Forms
Doctoral Approved Program Form
is signed by a minimum of three committee members approving the proposed dissertation study. The advisor and the student should discuss who should serve as members of the committee. It is not necessary to seek official approval (by the Department, College or Graduate School) of the committee members prior to the proposal meeting. (However, please note that another similar committee form, the Nomination of the Dissertation Committee Form, is required prior to the FINAL oral defense that must have official approval by the Department, College, and Graduate School.)
Note: Students undertaking research using human subjects will need to seek and obtain approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to starting their research. What is an IRB?
Exit Survey, College of Education
The College of Education will request graduates to file an exit survey. In the semester of graduation, graduates will receive, by e-mail, instructions, and passwords in order to file the survey on-line. This survey information is used to determine how education programs can be improved. Your participation in the survey is important to the College as it enables us to evaluate our strengths and weaknesses. More importantly, this survey gives you the opportunity to assess your professional competence and to evaluate the University of Maryland's performance in preparing this important endeavor.
is used to request the review of previous coursework that may be equivalent to the required EDMS research course(s). Support documentation is required in addition to the form and must be reviewed by the Program of Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation (EDMS). EDMS coursework is only waived based on the approval of an equivalency review by the EDMS faculty. Advisors and programs have the right to deny a request for an equivalency review.
Comprehensive Examination Application
Foundational Compentencies Policy/MCEE
is used during the current semester to request permission to register past the deadline, or to change your registration schedule.
Requests for a late registration or adjustment of coursework for a previous semester must receive the approval of the Graduate School. To request late registration or registration changes for a previous semester please complete and submit the "Petition for Waiver of Regulation" .
To withdraw from all classes please see section on “Withdrawal Procedures – Graduate Students”.
form is used to announce the date and meeting place of a doctoral student's final oral defense of the dissertation. This form is submitted to the program to which the student is admitted. Departments are responsible for publicizing the defense date among the faculty and students in the Department.
is in a memorandum format that advisors may use in order to remove a provisional admission/enrollment condition for a student once the condition has been met. Advisors may also create their own memorandum for removal of a condition if they choose.
| Seminar Paper Title Format |
must be submitted by all graduating Master of Science, Master of Education and Master of Arts, non-thesis College of Education students. Students must complete this form and return it to their Academic Advisor, Directing Seminar Paper professor or their Department Coordinator of Graduate Studies to receive the remaining required signatures.
Graduate students may request a withdrawal from all classes any time between the first and last day of classes for the semester.
To withdraw, please follow the procedures provided online by the Office of the Registrar and submit the “Degree-Seeking Graduate Student Withdrawal Form”. Students in off-campus programs must also provide a copy of the withdrawal form to the College of Education via email at email@example.com
Refunds for withdrawing from all classes is determined by the date that the student submits the withdrawal request. Please refer to the “Refund Schedule” in the “Academic Deadlines” to determine the percentage of tuition that may be refundable.
Graduate students may request a withdrawal from all classes any time between the first and last day of classes for the semester. In exceptional cases, a retroactive withdrawal may be requested.