Forms

Guide to Filling Out Forms

Graduate Program Adviser = Chair

Graduate Program Coordinator = Student Affairs Officer

Program Code = GECL (UC Davis) or GESD (Joint Program with San Diego State University)

Major = Ecology

Sequence Number = Contact GGE office 

Forms: A Timeline

Guidance Committee Form

Guidance Committee Forms are due by the end of a student's first quarter/semester.  The student should meet with the Guidance Committee to plan coursework.  Courses can be changed, but each committee member will need to intial each change.  Please list the term and year for each course taken on the form.

M.S. Advancement to Candidacy

M.S. students are eligible and expected to file for advancement to candidacy no later than their fourth quarter of residence, after completing at least half of their required coursework.  M.S. students must pay a $55 fee at the Cashier's Office and submit the appriopriate form (M.S. Plan I Candidacy Form or M.S. Plan II Candidacy Form) to the GGE office.

If you are not able to physically go to the Cashier's Office, checks made payable to UC Regents can be mailed to the GGE Office along with the appriopriate form.  

Pre-Qualification Exam Forms

Ph.D. students should request a meeting with their Guidance Committee to complete the Pre-Qualification Exam Form.  It is highly recommended to meet at least one quarter/semester prior to the examination date.  All coursework must be completed by the date of the exam.  Please submit this form to the GGE office for evaluation 60 days prior to your exam.  You will also need to submit the Graduate Studies Qualifying Exam Application to the program as well. 

Ph.D. Advancement to Candidacy

After passing your qualifying exam, you apply to advance to candidacy by paying a $90 fee at the Cashier's Office and submitting Ph.D. Candidacy Form to the GGE office.  

If you are not able to physically go to the Cashier's Office, checks made payable to UC Regents can be mailed to the GGE Office along with the appropriate form.  

Dissertation Proposal

Within 6 months after passing the QE, Ph.D. students must submit to the GGE office a formal dissertation proposal signed as approved by each member of the dissertation committee.

Exit Seminar

Before filing your dissertation, host your exit seminar.  Submit a copy of your flyer advertising the exit seminar to the GGE Office.

Thesis/Dissertation

You file your thesis or disseration with Graduate Studies, not the GGE Office.  Instructions can be found here.

Graduate School Forms

Exams and Committees

M.S. Comprehensive Exam Form 

Qualifying Exam Application

M.S. Plan I Candidacy Form

M.S. Plan II Candidacy Form

PhD Candidacy Form

External Committee Membership Application 

Reconstitution of Committee Membership Request (for changes to a committee)

Registration Status Forms 

Filing Fee Application 

In Absentia Registration 

Part-Time Status Application 

PELP application