Forms and Documents

Forms and Documents

Important Documents for ECE Graduate Students

Ph.D. Forms

  • Declaration of Major Professor Form
  • This form is needed by the end of the first quarter of enrollment. Note: Even if the major professor is assigned before admission, you still need to submit this form.
  • Application for Graduate Preliminary Evaluation for Admission to the Ph.D. Program
  • Offered in winter quarter only; this application is due by the first Friday in November.
  • Ph.D. Program of Study
  • File this form within the first seven days of the fall quarter, immediately following the passing of the Doctoral Preliminary Examination.
  • Doctoral Guidance Committee Form
  • File this form after passing the Ph.D. Preliminary Evaluation.
  • Qualifying Exam Application Form
  • File this form when you have completed all of the necessary course work and prepare to do the qualifying examination. If you want to combine the comprehensive exam for the M.S. Plan II degree with the Ph.D. qualifying exam, you must complete these following forms:
    ♦   M.S. Plan II Program of Study
    ♦   M.S. Plan II Advancement to Candidacy
    ♦   Qualifying Exam for Comprehensive Exam Agreement Form
  • Ph.D. Advancement to Candidacy Plan B
  • File this form within one month after successful completion of the qualifying examination. Fee is payable at the Cashier's Office in Dutton Hall.
  • Exit Seminar
  • File at least a week before you submit your dissertation. You may NOT submit your dissertation until you've completed your exit seminar. 
    ♦   Exit Seminar Notice
    ♦   Exit Seminar Verification Form
  • Dissertation Information and Procedure
  • How to format your title page and dissertation.
  • Office of Graduate Studies Ph.D. Checklist
  • ♦   Make an appointment with your Student Affairs Coordinator to file the dissertation.
    ♦   Be prepared to spend 15 - 20 minutes in the Office of Graduate Studies while the thesis and degree requirements are checked
    ♦   Complete the entire checklist before your appointment.

M.S. Degree Plan I (Thesis) Forms

  • M.S. Checklists for Plans I and II
  • Available soon.
  • Declaration of Major Professor Form
  • This form is needed by the end of the first quarter of enrollment. Note: Even if the major professor is assigned before admission, you still need to submit this form.
  • M.S. Plan I Program of Study
  • File this form by the third quarter of enrollment.
  • IDP M.S. Plan I Program of Study
  • File this form by the third quarter of enrollment.
  • Thesis Committee Form
  • File this form before completion of your thesis work.
  • M.S. Advancement to Candidacy Form (Thesis)
  • File this form during the quarter when all the non-thesis requirements are met.

M.S. Degree Plan II (Comprehensive Exam) Forms

  • M.S. Checklists for Plans I and II
  • Available soon.
  • M.S. Plan II Program of Study
  • File this form by the third quarter of enrollment.
  • IDP M.S. Plan II Program of Study
  • File this form by the third quarter of enrollment.
  • M.S. Plan II Advancement to Candidacy Form
  • File this form during the quarter when all the coursework requirements will be completed. 
  • M.S. Plan II Comprehensive Exam Application
  • File this form after advancing to candidacy.
  • Verification of Completion of Comprehensive Examination Requirement for M.S. Plan II
  • File this form after passing the comprehensive examination.
  • M.S. Plan II Report Form
  • File this form when you submit the M.S. Plan II report.

Other Helpful Forms, Documents and Information

  • Restricted Courses 
  • If taken, these courses do not count toward your program of study.
  • Remedial Course Form and Information
  • This form is for students without a B.S. in CE or EE
  • Change of Major Professor
  • Please use this form to file a change of major professor.
  • EEC 290/299 Courses and Waiver Form
  • Please see our lists of EEC 290 and 299 courses. Petition to be excused from EEC 290 waiver form
  • Filing Fee Application
  • Application form.
  • Graduate Studies Travel Award Forms
  • Important information for travel.
  • Residence and Transfer Credits 
  • Find out more with this form.
  • PELP/Planned Educational Leave Program
  • Find out more about PELP.
  • In Absentia Policy
  • Learn more about this program, which is a reduced-fee registration status for full-time, regularly enrolled students who have an academic need to conduct research or study outside of the state of California for a period of one academic year.
  • Permission to Add (PTA)
  • Please fill out this online form to request a PTA.
Please be sure to review the UC Davis Graduate Studies list of important graduate-student forms as well.