Form titles are in bold letters below and are available electronically, at the Genetics Department and/or Graduate School websites. Most forms are also available from Susan White (B110). Students meeting Graduate School deadlines must allow ample time to get the necessary departmental approval and signatures (e.g., the major professor and Graduate Coordinator) in advance. Although the Graduate Coordinator and Susan White will advise students of deadlines whenever possible, students are responsible for being aware of Graduate School and departmental requirements and filing appropriate forms on time.
Advisory Committee for Master's Students
Submit to the Graduate School by the end of the second semester of graduate study.
Program of Study
Submit to the Graduate School by the second semester of graduate study.
Approval for Thesis, Defense, and Final Examination
Once the reading committee approves the thesis and the student passes the final oral exam, the major professor sends one copy of this completed form to the Graduate School.
Application for Graduation
the Graduate School no later than Friday of the second full week (or in summer,
the first full week) of classes in the semester of the anticipated graduation
date. You apply for graduation online via Athena.
Preliminary Program of Study
Submit to Graduate Coordinator by
Fall Semester of the second year.
Advisory Committee for Doctoral Candidates
Submit to the Graduate School by the beginning of fall semester of second year.
Final Doctoral Program of Study
Submit to the Graduate School prior to or concurrent with taking the written exam.
Application for Admission to Candidacy
This form is submitted to the Graduate School after both the written and oral examinations are passed. The 30-hour residency and research-skills requirement must be completed before filing this application and the form must be submitted at least one semester before graduation.
Change in Program of Study
Request for Change of Degree Objective
Request for Transfer of Credit
Courses taken at another institution prior to admission to the doctoral program at UGA are not eligible for transfer.
Approval Form for Doctoral Dissertation and Final Oral Examination
Once the Reading Committee approves the dissertation and the student passes the final oral exam, the major professor sends one copy of this completed form to the Graduate School.
Application for Graduation
the Graduate School no later than Friday of the second week of classes during
the semester of the anticipated graduation date (or first week of classes for
Completing degree requirements and graduation are not synonymous. The student must be registered during the semester in which degree requirements are completed, but need not actually graduate until the following semester. If a student wishes to graduate in the same semester in which degree requirements are completed, he or she must submit the thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School for approval at least two weeks before the graduation date and must submit the thesis—or dissertation—approval form to the Graduate School at least one week before the graduation date.
If the student does not meet these deadlines, however, he or she is considered registered until the registration period for the next semester and may use that additional time to submit the thesis or dissertation and the approval form. Registration for the subsequent semester will not be required and a letter will be received from the Graduate School stating that all degree requirements have been met and that graduation will occur the subsequent semester. Students receive periodic updates on their status from the Graduate School.