Western Kentucky University

Graduate School - Forms and Documents

Academic Plan

 An academic plan must be submitted to the Graduate School by students who are appealing dismissal. Students on probation may also be asked to submit an academic plan by his or her department.

Appeal of Graduate Policy

Authorization for Use of Thesis, Specialist Project & Dissertation

Authorization for Use is submitted to the Graduate School along with the thesis, specialist project or dissertation. 

Certificate Program Form

Certificate Program Forms outline a Program of Study for a graduate certificate and should be on file upon admission to the certificate program. 

Course Change Form

Any change in the approved Program of Study must be specified on a Course Change Form.  (If the student is seeking teaching certification or a rank change, he/she must upload the form at the Teacher Certification website.)

Foreign Language Examination Application

In specific programs students may choose to complete the research tool requirement by taking a foreign language. 

Program of Study (Form C-Master's and Specialist Degrees)
or Program of Study (Form C-Doctoral Students)

All degree-seeking students must submit a planned Program of Study (Form C) to the Graduate School within the first semester (or up to 12 credit hours) of course work (inclusive of transfer credit). The degree program is to be developed in consultation with and approved by the advisor assigned at the time of admission.  (If the student is seeking teaching certification or rank change, he/she must upload the form at the Teacher Certification website.)

Admission to Candidacy (Form D)

Admission to candidacy is a traditional component of graduate study, the purpose of which is to provide a planned, formal review of the student’s progress toward the specified program of study.  Admission to the Graduate School and admission to program candidacy are two separate procedures. 

Committee Membership (Form G)

All dissertation students (and beginning in Fall 2014 all thesis students) should submit a Committee Membership (Form G) to the Graduate School prior to enrolling any 599, 699, or 799 course.  EdD students should complete this step upon completion of 21 required core course credits. 

Graduate Assistantship Agreement

This agreement outlines the details of the students assistantship and serves as a contract for the student and the department which has appointed the assistantship.  The form is to be completed by the hiring department.

Graduate Faculty Adjunct Application

Graduate Faculty Appointment/Reappointment Application

Graduate Student Conference and Research Travel

Funding from the Provost's Initiatives for Excellence and the Graduate School makes this conference and research funding possible. Travel funds are intended for student traveling to professional meetings and conferences and for students who need to travel to conduct research.  A budget must also be submitted. For more information, click here.

Graduate Student Research Grant Application

Graduate students may apply for research funds for thesis or a significant research project. A budget must also be submitted. Be sure to check the guidelines prior to completing and submitting this document.

Graduate Student Research Grant Budget Form

Graduate Assistant Instructor Designation Application

Minority Assistantship Program Application

The MAP program assists students from minority groups with tuition costs and opportunities for employment.  Additional information about the MAP program may be found here.

International Student Transfer Form

International students transferring from another institution in the United States need to complete this form with their application.

Tuition Waiver for Supervising Teachers

Teachers serving as student teaching supervisors are eligible for six hours of tuition-free courses for each semester of supervision during an academic year. Intern resource teachers are eligible for six hours of tuition-free courses for each year they serve as a resource teacher. Submit this form to the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Dean's Office.

Undergraduate Enrollment in Graduate Courses

 Last Modified 4/16/14