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Graduate Student Forms


Additional Required Information  (All Applicants)

Application for Readmission

Application for Senior Citizen Graduate Admission

Application for Simultaneous Degree

Application for Visiting Graduate Student

In-state Tuition Request

International Application

K-12 Teacher Reduced Tuition Request

Payment Processing Form

US & Permanent Resident Application


Academic Relief, Cook Counseling Center (Withdraw for medical reasons)

Academic Relief, Schiffert Health Center (Withdraw for medical reasons)

Application for Certificate

Change of Campus

Change of Graduate Program

Change of Degree Status

Graduate Candidacy Status Tuition Reduction Request

Start of Semester Defense Exception Request (Formerly known as DSS)

Graduate Course Withdrawal (WG) (Use  this form if you are only dropping one class, but are still enrolled in other classes)

In Absentia Status Request

Leave of Absence Request

Name Change Request

Student Resignation/Withdrawal Form off-site link (Use this form if you are dropping all classes); submit via this link

Over Enrollment Request (more than 18 hrs) - you must to be logged into your VT Google account to access this Google form

Under Enrollment Request - you must to be logged into your VT Google account to access this Google form

Academic Progress

Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Degree and Course Designation

Change of Committee-Advisor

Course Justification Request; submit the form via this link.

Graduate Committee Service Approval (As of March 1, 2021, began processing Graduate Committee Service Approval request forms exclusively via the Google form linked above.  A downloadable pdf guide to completing the online request form can be found here.)

Plan of Study Change

Progress to Degree, Annual Review form

Request for Special Study; submit via this link.

Request to Admit Candidate to Final Exam

Request to Admit Candidate to Final Exam (Non Thesis, EdS)

Request to Admit Candidate to Preliminary Exam

VT Employee-Student conflict of interest agreement, submit via this link

VT Employee-student conflict of interest agreement (Word Doc)

Thesis Option Change Request



Degree or Certificate Conferral Request

Diploma Replacement Request

Thesis Dissertation Approval

ETD LaTeX Template

ETD Word Template

ETD Title page and abstract Word template

International Invitation for Commencement Request (via HokieSPA Student Degree Menu)

Letter of Completion Request (via HokieSPA Student Degree Menu)

Survey of Earned Doctorates