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  • Filling Forms - To use fillable PDF forms, first save the form to your computer or print as a PDF.  Information entered in the web browser will not save.
  • Submitting Forms - Submit completed forms to your Graduate Program Coordinator according to your department process. Coordinators are responsible for sending forms to Graduate Studies.  
  • Electronic signatures (either facsimiles of original signatures or digital signatures) are permitted on all Graduate Studies forms.
  • Forms with Fees - Candidacy, Filing Fee, and Readmission fees can be paid online at the GS Forms Store (link below) or by submitting a check or money order to the Cashier's Office. If paying online, you will receive an email receipt which must be forwarded to your Graduate Program Coordinator for submission to Graduate Studies along with your form.



Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Plan A (GS320)
Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Plan B (GS321)
Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Plan C (GS322)
Candidacy for the Master's Degree - Comprehensive Exam Plan II (GS314)
Candidacy for the Master's Degree - Thesis Plan I (GS313)
Candidacy for the Master of Fine Arts (GS339)

Advisors & Committee Membership

Committee Member Remote Participation Request (GS342)
External Committee Membership Application (GS311)
Reconstitution of Committee Membership Request (GS332)
Graduate Advisor Appointment Nomination (GS400)

Designated Emphases / Graduate Academic Certificate 

Designated Emphasis Application (GS323)
Designated Emphasis Report Form Final Verification (GS324)
Graduate Academic Certificate (GAC) / Graduate Academic Unit Certificate (GAUC) Application (GS309)
Graduate Academic Certificate (GAC) / Graduate Academic Unit Certificate (GAUC) Report Form - Final Verification (GS310)

Exams & Final Projects

Qualifying Examination Application (GS319)
Report of the Doctoral Qualifying Examination (GS-343)
Report of the SECOND Doctoral Qualifying Examination (GS-344)
Report of Final Examination for Ph.D., Plan A (GS325)
Report of Final Examination for Ph.D., Plan C (GS326)
Master of Fine Arts Report (GS340)
Master's Report Form - Plan II (GS315)

Fellowships & Funding

Graduate Student Eligibility Checklist (GS103)
Graduate Student Travel Award Application (GS514)
Statement of Economic Interests for Principal Investigators, State of California
Non-government Sponsors and No Human Subjects Use (Form 800, Contracts & Grants)
CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award Nomination (Marr Prize)
2020-21 External Fellowships Matching Commitment Request (GS517)
Guardian Scholars and Guardian Professions Emergency Grant Program
2021-22 Graduate Student Fellowship Payment Request (GS503) 
Graduate Studies Banner Fund Code Request
Graduate Studies Banner Fellowship Allocation Request
Substitute/Divert Nonresident Supplemental Tuition Remission Request (GS513)


Graduate Program Exit Information (GS312)
UC Davis Thesis/Dissertation Release Agreement (GS350)

Petitions & Exceptions

Summer 2021 Grading Option Change Form
Grading Option Change Petition (GS336) - Fall 2021 coming soon
Incomplete Grade Extension Request (GS334)
Permission to Drop (PTD) Petition (GS316)
Petition for Change of Graduate Major, Degree Objective, Multiple Graduate Majors, or Multiple Degree Objectives (GS301)
Petition for Exception to Policy (PEP) (GS317)
Petition to Transfer Coursework (GS318)
Readmission Application (GS307) - Online Fee Payment
Time to Degree Extension Form (GS348)
Variable Unit Change Petition (GS337)

Postdoctoral Scholars

External Fellowship/Grant Application Data (GS500)
Postdoctoral Scholar Annual Review (GS107)
Postdoctoral Scholar Appointment/Action (GS109)
Postdoctoral Scholar Appointment Guidelines
Postdoctoral Scholar Appointment Letter Template (GS100)
Postdoctoral Scholar Petition for Exception to Policy (GS108)
Professors for the Future (PFTF) Application Process

Registration & Holds

Filing Fee Application and Regulations (GS305) - Online Fee Payment
Filing Fee Time Extension Request (GS335)
In Absentia Registration (GS308)
Intercampus Exchange Program Application
Planned Educational Leave Program (PELP) (GS338)
PELP Time Extension Request (GS349)
Recommendation for Release of Academic Hold (GS329)