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Graduate Studies Committee Meetings

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Fall 2019 – Spring 2020


April 14, 2020

Approval of meeting minutes

Tabled items


Action items

  • GSC Chair Nomination and Vote
  • Review GSC Review Materials, Suggest Changes to Templates


Discussion items

  • Update on Grading Accommodations and possible extensions (Judi McDonald)


March 31, 2020

Approval of meeting minutes

Tabled items


Action items


Discussion items

  • TBA


March 10, 2020

Approval of meeting minutes 2020-02-25

Tabled items


Action items


Discussion items



February 25, 2020

Approval of meeting minutes 2020-02-11
Agenda items

Tabled items


Action items


Discussion items



February 11, 2020

Approval of meeting minutes 2020-01-28
Agenda items

Tabled items


Action items


Discussion items



January 28, 2020

Approval of meeting minutes 2020-01-14
Agenda items

Tabled items


Action items


Discussion items



January 14, 2020

Approval of meeting minutes 2019-11-19
Agenda items

Tabled items


Action items


Discussion items



November 19, 2019

LINK to meeting agenda
Approval of Meeting Minutes 2019-11-05
Agenda items

Tabled items


Action items


Discussion items



November 5, 2019

LINK to agenda PDF
Approval of Meeting Minutes 2019-10-22
Agenda Items

Review items


Tabled items


Action items


Discussion items



October 22, 2019

LINK to agenda PDF
Approval of Meeting Minutes 2019-10-08
Agenda Items


Tabled items


Action items


Discussion items



October 8, 2019 – cancelled

Meeting minutes: 2019-09-24



September 24, 2019

Link to agenda PDF
Approval of Meeting Minutes 2019-09-10
Agenda Items


Tabled items


 Action items


Discussion items

  • None



September 10, 2019

Link to agenda PDF
Approval of Meeting Minutes 2019-08-27


Informational items

  • Introduction of newest member: Adnan Mohamed (LLT graduate student)
  • Revisiting NEP 560: minor correction for Faculty Senate will be included on Graduate Major Change Bulletin 1


Tabled items


 Action items


Discussion items



August 27, 2019

Link to Agenda PDF

Call to Order
Approval of Meeting Minutes 2019-04-02
Agenda Items


Informational items

  • Introduction of new members
  • Review roles and functions of Graduate Studies Committee


Tabled items

We will review the tabled items from the 2018-2019 school year on the September 10th meeting.


Action items



Discussion items


2019-2020  Meeting Dates


Fall 2019

August 27
September 10
September 24
October 8
October 22
November 5
November 19

Spring 2020

January 14
January 28
February 11
February 25
March 10
March 31
April 14

Time: 3:00-5:00pm

Pullman: Lighty 403
Spokane: SNURS 220
Vancouver: VDEN 301 (10/22 & 11/5 held in MMC 202Q)
Tri-Cities: TFLO 210


Committee Members:

Alex Dimitrov  – (Co-Chair) Mathematics
Uchila Umesh – (Co-Chair) College of Business
Yuliya Ardasheva – College of Education
Rebecca Cooney – College of Communication
Andra Davis – College of Nursing
Shobhan Gaddameedhi – College of Pharmacy
Thomas May – College of Medicine
Erica Nicol – Libraries
Peter Pfromm – College of Engineering
Lisa Shipley – CAHNRS
Pamela Thoma – College of Arts and Science
Gary Wayman – College of Veterinary Medicine
Sreenidhi Krishnan – Graduate Student
Afef Marzougui – Graduate Student
Samir Sbai – Graduate Student

Program/ Course Approval Documents

Major Curricular Change Forms:

Proposals: Degree approval process and flow chart

 GSC Materials & Information

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Fall 2007 – Spring 2008

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Graduate School Forms

Graduate School Forms


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Searchable Forms List

Form LinkForm DescriptionFile Type
Affidavit of SupportThis is a form for international student sponsors to fill out to certify that there is financial support.PDF
Add an Academic Program Degree LevelSubmit this form if you wish to add a degree level. Contact Graduate Admissions for additional information.PDF
All But Dissertation (ABD) WaiverIf you have passed your preliminary exam and have completed your formal program of study course work, you can apply for an ABD waiver by submitting this form.PDF
Application for AdmissionWSU's online applicationWebsite
Application for Degree and GraduationInstructions for applying for your degree and graduation in myWSU. You must have an approved program of study on file at the Graduate School.Website
Application for a Graduate Certificate

Deadlines and Procedures for Graduate Certificate
File your coursework for the certificate using this form during the semester in which you are completing the certificate requirements. You must be currently enrolled to apply for a graduate certificate.

Follow the deadlines and procedures in this document when applying for a graduate certificate.

Committee ChangeIf you would like to change your committee members use this form.PDF
Committee Substitution Please submit the form in a timely fashion if you need to request a substitution for one of your committee members. PDF
Continuous Enrollment Policies for Degree-SeekingGraduate School policies and procedures for maintaining continuous enrollment for degree-seeking students.Website
Deadlines and Procedures for Doctoral DegreeSpring 2020 deadlines and procedures. This includes information about when to obtain an advisor and when to submit your application for degree.PDF
Deadlines and Procedures for Master's Degree2021-2022 deadlines and procedures. This includes information about when to obtain an advisor and when to submit your application for degree.PDF
Enrollment Request for
Careers - Undergraduate taking graduate courses
Undergraduates who want to enroll in graduate courses not for graduate credits but toward an undergraduate degree or enrichment purposes. Form must be submitted by the graduate academic coordinator of the department offering the course.PDF
Graduate LeaveFor graduate students wishing to go on official graduate leave.PDF
Graduate to UndergraduateGraduate students who are no longer pursuing a graduate degree must submit this form and also apply to undergraduate admissions. PDF
Graduation ChecklistA list of tasks to be completed in the semester in which you are planning to graduate.PDF
Hold Harmless and Copyright AgreementSubmit this form with your final dissertation or thesis.PDF
Hometown News Release FormTo spread the joy of your award, scholarship, or graduation to your friends and family back home.PDF
Incomplete Grade AgreementAn agreement for instructors and students for submitting an incomplete grade and expectations for completion. Note: if an incomplete grade is not satisfied within one year, the grade will automatically convert to an ‘F’. For example, if you received an Incomplete in fall 2013, you would have until the last day of class fall 2014 to satisfy the incomplete. For details about this policy, visit the registrar’s academic regulations.PDF
International Student Transfer-In Form: GraduateUsed by international graduate students intending to transfer to WSU from another U.S. institution.PDF
Internship Leave FormFor graduate students seeking to participate in a semester internship.PDF
Graduate to MBA StatusTo change your status from graduate student to MBA student PDF
Medical LeaveRequired along with Graduate Leave Form.PDF
Petition to Add, Drop, or Withdraw from CoursesTo change your enrollment status and add, drop, or withdraw from courses.PDF
Plan and Degree Level Change FormSubmit this form if you wish to change your major or degree level. Contact Graduate Admissions for additional information.PDF
Plan and Degree - Graduate Bridge ProgramGraduate Bridge students submit this form when progressing into their degree-seeking programPDF
Program of Study RequestYour program plan for completing your degreePDF
Program of Study Request: Professionally-oriented CohortFor departments approved as professionally oriented master's programs; used to create the program plan for completing the degree. PDF
Program of Study: External Committee Member RequestSubmit this form with your Committee Request if you are proposing a committee that includes a member who is not WSU facultyPDF
Program ChangeSubmit this form if your approved program of study has changed. Be aware of dates and deadlines.PDF
Program of Study for DNPDoctor of Nursing Practice program of study/completion form. Submit the completed form to the Graduate School.PDF
Re-enrollmentComplete at least one month before you return. PDF
Registrar’s Academic Regulations Graduate students must follow procedures in the Policies and Procedures ManualWebsite
Required Votes to Pass ExamsSee the minimum positive votes needed to pass an exam.PDF
Reservation of Graduate CreditForm must be submitted 2 weeks prior to the semester in which you are requesting enrollment.PDF
Residency QuestionnaireResidency Questionnaire, Requirements, and Instructions Fillable PDF
Scheduling Exam: Doctoral/Thesis Final, Non-thesis Final, and Preliminary ExamsProcedures for scheduling standard exams. Students must have an approved Program of Study on file at the Graduate School before scheduling examinations. Fillable PDF
Scheduling Exam: Interim Final

Scheduling Exam: Interim Preliminary
An Interim Preliminary or final Exam may be requested in extenuating circumstances. The committee chair must provide a rationale why the exam can only be scheduled during one of the periods on the form.PDF
Sponsored Student Tuition & WaiverNote: The Graduate School has implemented a new procedure. Follow the directions on the link to the left.PDF
Short-term Parental LeaveFor the birth or adoption of a child.PDF
Survey of Earned Doctorates
Click on the right to select the online submission.
Submit along with your final dissertation.Online Survey
Thesis and Dissertation Formatting and Submission RequirementsInstructions for finalizing and submitting your dissertation or thesis.PDF
Thesis and Dissertation Word TemplateDownloadable Thesis and Dissertation Template Word
Thesis/Dissertation Final Acceptance ChecklistConformance and completeness checklist. This form is due upon completion of submitting final thesis or dissertation.PDF
Thesis and Dissertation Latex TemplateIf you are interested in using latex to typeset your thesis, please access this link to Google docs.
The Graduate School staff are not responsible for ensuring the utility of the LaTex templates or providing guidance on their use. If you have any questions, please contact
Google Drive
Cotton Page e-Approval Guide: StudentsDirections for students to upload their title page, abstract page(s), and signature page into myWSU for electronic approval by their committee.PDF
Cotton Page e-Approval Guide: FacultyDirections for faculty to review and approve a student’s title page, abstract page(s), and signature page within myWSU.PDF
Cotton Page e-Approval Guide: Department StaffDirections for departmental staff to facilitate and route a student’s title page, abstract page(s), and signature page for faculty review within myWSU.PDF


Faculty and Staff

Resources and Deadlines

Current Students

Navigating your degree

Graduating This Semester?

Follow these step-by-step instructions

Doctoral Degree Deadlines and Procedures

Get information about establishing residency, selecting a dissertation committee, filing a doctoral Program of Study, and submitting your dissertation HERE. Find out about the Deadlines and Procedures for Doctoral Degrees.

Master’s Degree Deadlines and Procedures

Get information for all four semesters–from how to select an advisor, to establishing ties in Washington, what you need to file a Program of Study, as well as ordering cap and gown. Find out about the Deadlines and Procedures for Master’s Degrees.

Graduate Certificate Deadlines and Procedures

Find out about the procedures and deadlines for graduate certificates HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Jobs and Student Resources

Training and Information


Deadlines and Procedures

Find out more about Graduate School deadlines and procedures. For questions, contact

Graduate School Leave Policies

To learn more detailed information, view the Policies and Procedures Manual, Chapter Five.


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