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Disclaimer: By accepting admission to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, graduate students indicate that they are ultimately responsible for adhering to the policies and procedures that govern their education at the university. That responsibility requires that all graduate students know where to find the academic policies of the Graduate School and any additional requirements of their specific programs. All academic policies are published annually in the Graduate Catalog.

Academic Forms

Academic Petition
Course Revalidation
Early Entry Course Approval
Special Request
Suspension Appeal

Admissions and Funding

Graduate Assistantship Application
Residency for Tuition Purposes Application

Dissertation and Thesis Forms

Appointment of Doctoral Dissertation Committee or DNP Scholarly Project Committee
Appointment of Master's Thesis Committee
Defense Report for Doctoral Dissertation and/or Master's Thesis
Proposal Defense for Doctoral Dissertation and/or Master's Thesis 
Remote Participation Approval - Doctoral and Master's
Research Projects involving Human Subjects (IRB)
Sequester Request
Submission and ETD Signature - Dissertation/Thesis and Copyright/Open Access Publishing/Binding Form

Exam Reports/Forms

Report of Comprehensive/Qualifying Exam, Portfolio Presentation, and Study report for Doctoral and/or Master's student

Graduation

Graduation Application
Graduation Checklist Spring 2017

Many Graduate School forms are fillable in nature.  Please use your browser's download option to open the form in Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to complete online.  All forms should be printed and originals sent to the Graduate School, 210 Cato Hall.
 

Appointment of Doctoral Dissertation Committee or DNP Scholarly Project Committee PDF
This is used to have a doctoral committee appointed. Programs and students may elect to appoint co-chairs for the committee provided both faculty chairs hold a graduate school faculty appointment. One chair must hold regular graduate faculty membership. Co-chairs should be listed on the committee form, in the program, and on the title page.
 
Appointment of Master's Thesis Committee PDF
This is used to a have master's thesis committee appointed. Programs and students may elect to appoint co-chairs for the committee provided both faculty chairs hold a graduate school faculty appointment. One chair must hold regular graduate faculty membership. Co-chairs should be listed on the committee form, in the program, and on the title page.
 
Course Revalidation PDF
For courses that have expired due to time limits, students may request revalidation of a course to be applied towards their degree.  Only 25% of a program’s requirements may be revalidated. Courses older than 8 years for Doctorate, 6 years for Masters, and 4 years for Graduate Certificate must be revalidated.  *Note: Generally, Graduate Certificate courses are not approved for revalidation*
 
Defense Report for Doctoral Dissertation and/or Master's thesis PDF
Used to report the outcome of a Doctoral Dissertation defense and/or Master's thesis.
 
Early-Entry Program  PDF
This form is to request approval of courses for an early entry student (Early Entry Undergraduate).
 
Graduate Assistantship Application PDF
Used to apply for a Graduate Assistantship. Please submit to the Graduate Program Director or department you wish to work in.  Visit our Funding web pages for open Assistantships.
 
Graduation Application my.uncc.edu
To apply to graduate with a graduate doctoral, master's or graduate certificate degree: Log into my.uncc.edu, select Banner Self-Service, Student Services, Student Records, and Online Graduation Application. Click "Continue" if this is the first time a graduation application has been submitted, or "Create a New Application" if one has been submitted previously. After completing all sections, click the "Submit" button.
 
Graduation Checklist Spring 2017 - Doctoral Students PDF Master's Students (thesis only) PDF
A checklist to help you with important deadlines for graduation.
 
Proposal Defense for Doctoral Dissertation and/or Master's Thesis  (formerly known as Petition for Topic Approval) PDF
Used to report the approval of a proposed Doctoral Dissertation, scholarly project, and/or Master's thesis.
 
Remote Participation Approval - Doctoral and Master's PDF
To inform the Graduate School of the remote participation of one committee member for a Doctoral Defense and/or Master's thesis.
 
Report of Comprehensive/Qualifying Exam, Portfolio Presentation, and Study report for Doctoral and/or Master's student PDF
Used to report completion of qualifying or comprehensive exam.
 
Research Projects involving Human Subjects (IRB) Visit
Guidelines and forms to assist graduate students and faculty in IRB review/approval process for research projects involving human subjects are available on the Human Subjects in Research website.
 
Residency for Tuition Purposes Application Visit
The NC Residency for Tuition Purposes application is located on the Residency Determination Office website. This application is used to request a review of your residency classification.
 
Sequester Request PDF
Used to request to withhold public release of a dissertation or thesis without a patent.
 
Special Request  PDF
Used only by students who do not have access to the online Graduate Academic Petition.   All current students have access to and are required to use Graduate Academic Petition.
 
Submission and ETD/Submission Form - Dissertation and Thesis - Copyright/Open Access Publishing/Hard Copy Binding PDF
The Dissertation/Thesis Submission Form combine with the ETD Form to accompany your dissertation or thesis submission and the student and committee acknowledgment of electronic document submission. The second page of this form is for the payment of Copyright/Open Access Publishing/Hard Copy Binding.
 
Suspension Appeal PDF
Used to appeal a suspension from UNC Charlotte's Graduate School.
 

Graduate Academic Petition

There are two ways to access the Graduate Academic Petition system:

  • Link directly to Graduate Academic Petition
  • Through Banner Self Service
    • Log into my.uncc.edu
    • Select Banner Self Service
    • Select Students Services/Student Accounts -> Student Records -> Academic Petition-Graduate Students

The Graduate Academic Petition system is only available to active graduate students at UNC Charlotte. Inactive students area required to file a paper-based Special Request Form. This form may be downloaded above or students may contact the Graduate School to receive a copy. 

Request types available in the Graduate Academic Petition are:

Type of Request

What the Request Can Be Used For

Course Overload

Graduate Students are restricted to 12 credit hours per semester (Fall/Spring), and up to 6 hours in the Summer terms.  In some situations, students may request to increase the maximum hours taken in a specific term.

Course Substitution

Students are expected to meet the program requirements established in the Graduate Catalog. In some circumstances, students may be allowed to substitute a course outside the program requirements.

Late Add

Students have until the 8th day of classes to make changes to their registration. In some circumstances, students may request to add a course after the add/drop deadline.

Late Withdrawal

The Registrar’s Office publishes deadlines on withdrawing from a single course or all courses in a specific term. Students who need to withdraw from a course(s) after the deadline must request a late withdrawal.

Leave of Absence

Students who must remain continuously enrolled in the University, and will not be using University resources, must file a leave of absence request.

Transfer of Credit

Students who want to transfer either UNC Charlotte courses or non-UNC Charlotte courses must request a transfer of credit.  Requests to transfer non-UNC Charlotte courses must include course descriptions and official transcripts as attachments.

Other Course Related

Any request not covered by other course related options. Example: extension for an incomplete grade.

Other Non-Course Related

Any request that is neither related to a certain course nor covered by one of the other options listed above.