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CategoryDescriptionText Based FormElectronic Form (Preferred)
AdmissionUse this form to officially list the chair and members of committee that provide guidance for a student's graduate program; required for thesis or doctoral students.
Appointment of Supervisory Committee
Appointment of Supervisory Committee
AdmissionUse this form to create a detailed plan of study listing the courses required for the degree.
Application for Admission to Candidacy
Application for Admission to Candidacy
AdmissionTo develop a plan of study for a certificate, use this form.
Proposed Plan of Study for a Graduate Certificate
Proposed Plan of Study for a Graduate Certificate
AdmissionUse this form to request approval of transfer credits for use on the list of degree requirements found on the Application for Admission to Candidacy.
Request for Approval of Transfer Credits
Request for Approval of Transfer Credits
AdmissionA student can use this link to apply for graduation after the Application for Admission to Candidacy has been approved. This link will take you to My.BoiseState where you will apply for graduation on-line. This is not a form.
Graduation Application
AdmissionStudents and advisors use this form to change the list of courses required for completion of the degree approved on the Application to Candidacy.
Request for Adjustment of Academic Requirements
Request for Adjustment of Academic Requirements
AdmissionA student uses this form (along with submission of a written statement) to ask for an extension of the duration of their graduate study.
Request for Extension of Time
AdmissionUse this generic form to apply for a graduate assistantship if your program does not have a customized form. Submit the form to your graduate program.
Application for Graduate Assistantship
AdmissionStudents and advisors use this form to change from one graduate degree or program/track into a different degree or program/track within the same field of studyProgram Change Request
AdmissionStudents and advisors use this form to develop a list of courses to be taken as requirements for the degree.Program Development
AdmissionStudents submit this form to request a change to their catalog year. The catalog year provides the degree requirements that a student will need to meet in order to graduate.​Request for Catalog Year Update
Enroll in Special Graduate CoursesTo ask to repeat a course, a student submits this form to the Registrar's Office after approval from the program coordinator.
Request to Repeat a Graduate Course
Enroll in Special Graduate Courses
Go to this Career Center link to sign up for an internship.
Application for Practicum/Internship
Enroll in Special Graduate Courses
To take a Reading and Conference course return this form to the Registrar's Office.
Application for Reading and Conference 595
Enroll in Special Graduate Courses
Use this form to obtain credit for an advanced study of a specialized topic through independent study.
Application for Graduate Independent Study
Enroll in Special Graduate Courses
This form is for students who wish to conduct directed research that is not part of their thesis or dissertation.
Application for Directed Research
Thesis and Dissertation
Use this form to request a remote link for the defense.
Remote Link Request
Thesis and Dissertation
Use this online form to notify the Graduate College that a graduate defense has been scheduled and provide details of the presentation for public announcement.
Defense Notification
Thesis and Dissertation
A thesis (master's) student uses this template to prepare the approval page to take to their defense. Requires all committee members' signatures immediately following a successful defense and is then submitted to the Graduate College.
Defense Committee Approval (thesis)
Thesis and Dissertation
A dissertation (doctoral) student uses this template to prepare the approval page to take to their defense. Requires all committee members' signatures immediately following a successful defense and is then submitted to the Graduate College.
Defense Committee Approval (dissertation)
Thesis and Dissertation
This form is submitted to the Graduate College immediately after a student has failed the comprehensive exam. Requires all committee members' signatures.
Report of Failure of Comprehensive Examination
Thesis and Dissertation
The Chair of the Supervisory Committee or the Graduate Faculty Representative submits this form to the Graduate College immediately after a student fails the final oral examination. Requires all committee members' signatures.
Report of Failure of a Oral Exam
Thesis and Dissertation
A thesis (master's) student uses this template to prepare the approval page to submit to the chair once all changes requested by the committee are made. Requires the chair's signature and is then submitted to the Graduate College.
Final Reading Approval (thesis)
Thesis and Dissertation
A thesis (master's) student uses this template to document the signed Defense Committee Approval and Final Reading Approval pages for the electronic version.
Approval Page for Electronic Copy (thesis)
Thesis and Dissertation
A dissertation (doctoral) student uses this template to prepare the approval page to submit to the chair once all changes requested by the committee are made. Requires the chair's signature and is then submitted to the Graduate College.
Final Reading Approval (dissertation)
Thesis and Dissertation
A dissertation (doctoral) student uses this template to document the signed Defense Committee Approval and Final Reading Approval pages for the electronic version.
Approval Page for Electronic Copy (dissertation)
Thesis and Dissertation
A graduate student uses this form to provide required certifications for the final version of their document.
Access Agreement for a Thesis or Dissertation
Thesis and Dissertation
Use this form to have the Graduate College appoint an external examiner for a dissertation defense.
Request for Appointment of External Examiner for Doctoral Dissertation (text)
Request for Appointment of External Examiner for Doctoral Dissertation
Thesis and Dissertation
Use this link to download the rules governing a Ph.D. defense (dissertation oral exam).
Procedures for the Final Oral Examination of a Ph.D. Student
Thesis and Dissertation
Use this link to download the rules governing an Ed.D. defense (dissertation oral exam).
Procedures for the Final Oral Examination of an Ed.D. Student
Thesis and DissertationSubmission of this form is required before a graduate student's project can be archived in ScholarWorks.
ScholarWorks Authorization for a Selected Graduate Project
Graduate FacultyThis form is completed by the Chair of the Department to request Graduate Faculty, Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Affiliate Graduate Faculty or Emeritus Graduate Faculty status so that a person can serve on a graduate committee, serve as an instructor of a graduate course, or administer a comprehensive exam.
Graduate Faculty Nominations Form
Graduate Faculty Nominations
Graduate FacultyA Department Chair completes this form to allow a person to serve as a Chair on a graduate committee. To determine if a member of the graduate faculty is already eligible to chair a graduate committee, please click here.Department Endorsement to Chair Thesis and/or Dissertation Committees
Graduate Faculty Nominations