Forms

Registration for the seminars and requests for examination all require a form.  Refer to the list below on which forms are needed and when, but actual form links can be found on the Graduate Student Forms page, including the Independent Study contract, for situations where this registration option is needed.

Leave of Absence (LOA)

If you do not register in Spring or Fall, fill out a Leave of Absence. It is not necessary during Summer. After two consecutive semesters of LOA, you’ll need to request a sponsorship in order to maintain your Net ID and related access. Email the Dissertation Advisor to request a sponsorship.

ActionFormNotes
Request to register for EPOL 586, 587, or 588Online EdD EPOL Qualifying Exam Seminar Request Form
Graduate Student Forms
You must complete this form in order to register for the seminars
Request to submit an Exam (General, Special) Qualifying Exam Request Form
Fill in all required information, including:
Advisor: Input your advisor's net ID (Dr. Cope's and Dr. Kalantzis' net IDs are billcope and kalantzi)
Date: Input the current date
Type: Take-Home Exam
Submit this form after you receive approval from your advisor to proceed to examination.
Do not use the form that is on the Graduate Student Forms page
Submit IRB FormsIRB FAQYou should receive approval prior to your preliminary exam
PhD Only! Research Area Requirement PlanPhD Research PlanFill this out prior to starting your Early Research Project
PhD Only! Early Research Project Independent Study FormIndependent Study Request Form
Graduate Student Forms
Fill this out to earn credit for your ERP
PhD Only! Early Research Project Request FormERP Request FormFill this out once you are ready to schedule your ERP. Coordinate with Dissertation Advisor prior to submitting the form
Request to enroll in EPOL 591Online EdD EPOL Prelim/ 591 Request Form
Graduate Student Forms
You can request to register for the term after you complete your Methods.
Request to schedule your Preliminary ExamRequest for Appointment of Thesis/Dissertation Committee Form
Scheduling Instructions for Preliminary or Final Exam
After you have received advisor approval on your Chapters 1-3 and both your General and Special field exam results have been recorded.
About four weeks prior to your desired exam date.
Coordinate with Dissertation Advisor prior to submitting the form.
Request to register for Thesis Credit/Seminar FormOnline EdD EPOL 599 Request Form
Graduate Student Forms
Choose any term after your preliminary exam, but prior to your final defense term
Thesis Defense Credit Form for EPOL 599Online EdD EPOL 599 Request Form
Graduate Student Forms
You must register during the term when you plan to defend your thesis
Add yourself to current Term's degree list via Student Self-ServiceUIUC Self ServiceRefer the Thesis Office's Calendar for specific deadlines
Request to schedule your Final ExamChoose Request for Appointment of Thesis/Dissertation Committee Form

Scheduling Instructions for Preliminary or Final Exam
After you have received advisor approval on your full dissertation
About four weeks prior to your desired exam date. Coordinate with Dissertation Advisor prior to submitting the form
Complete the Thesis Survey prior to your depositDoctoral Exit Survey and the SEDWe strongly encourage you to complete these surveys before submitting your thesis to the Graduate College. You can learn more about the surveys at that link.
Submit your final Thesis to the Department ReviewerReview the Thesis Deposit Checklist
Create a thesis submission profile and upload your thesis for review by the Graduate CollegeFollow the instructions provided at http://www.grad.illinois.edu/thesis/submit
Submit your final Thesis to the Graduate CollegeReview the Thesis Deposit ChecklistRefer the Thesis Office's Calendar for specific deadlines

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