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Kent State Graduate Program Forms | KSU

Below are many university-level forms and documents.  This forms library contains a collection of paper work and application forms for faculty, staff, and students (prospective and current).  From application to registration to thesis and dissertation documents, scroll below to find the appropriate category and specific document.  If the form you need is not listed below, it may only be available at the department or college-level.  For questions about any of the forms below, please contact Dr. Kate McAnulty at or 330.672.2180 or Julie Gabella at


Application for Graduate Re-enrollment

Letter of Recommendation Form (PDF)

Letter of Recommendation Form (Word)

Graduate Transient Certification of Good Standing (PDF)

Non-Degree Student Re-activation

Awards and Honors

David B. Smith Award Nomination Form 

Friedman Award Nomination Form 

Graduate Dean's Award Nomination Form

Graduate Dean's Travel Award Nomination Form

Reuter Fellowship Nomination Form

University Fellowship Nomination Form

Candidacy Examinations

Report of Candidacy


Credit Transfer

Transfer of Graduate Credit


Degree Changes

Change of Degree or Major

Notice of Matriculation


Dissertation and Thesis

Approval of Dissertation Topic

Approval of Thesis Topic

Guidelines for Dissertation Final Examination

Guidelines for Thesis Defense

Report of Dissertation Final Examination

Report of Thesis Final Examination


Extension of Time Limits

Application for Extension of Time Limits

Graduate Assistantships

Application for Graduate Assistantship

Offer of Graduate Appointment Form

Request for Additional Employment

Request for Exception to Full-Time Enrollment

Role and Status of Graduate Student Appointees

Sample Offer/Acceptance Letter

Graduate Faculty Status

Recommendation for Appointment to the Graduate Faculty

Recommendation for Removal from the Graduate Faculty

Leave of Absence

Request for Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence Policy



Combined Baccalaureate/Master’s Program

Approval for Acceptance of Coursework at Northeast Ohio Public Universities