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The most commonly requested forms are available below in pdf format. Instructions for completing each form are also attached. Paper copies are available in the Office of Graduate Studies at College of Education, room 356.

Note: Students who are considering changing programs should contact Graduate Studies at (909) 537-5058 for advising. Instructions are given on a case by case basis.

Prospective Students
Action Form
Applying for a non-degree program as a transitory student (If you are interested in becoming a Transitory Student, please contact the department from the listed special programs on the application). Transitory Application
Summer courses are available to graduate students who are newly admitted to Fall term. In order to register for summer classes, interested students should fill out this form. Transitory Application
Graduate Application Correction. Graduate Application Correction
Graduate Admission Appeal - If you wish to appeal the initial admission decision please follow the appeal instructions and submit the completed Graduate Admisison Appeal Form within 15 days of your denial notification.

Graduate Admission Appeal Instructions

Graduate Admission Appeal Form

Current Students


Early Summer Admit - For student admitted for fall who want to begin taking courses for their program in the summer. Early Summer Admit
Retaking a course and replacing the previous grade with the new grade.

Discount of Grade Request - Adobe Sign

Discount of Grade Request - Fillable Form

If you plan on missing/declining to enroll for one or more fall or spring terms (medical, personal, or education leave).

*Medical Leave of Absence requests must be submitted through the Adobe Sign process or uploaded to our secure folder. Upload supporting documentation with your request. Do not send medical documentation via email.

For Military Leave, contact the Veterans Success Center.

Leave of Absence Request* - Adobe Sign

Leave of Absence Request - Fillable Form

Approval request to take two CSUSB courses with overlapping times at (simultaneous enrollment).

Approvals can also be requested through the Permission Request link on your Student Center.

Simultaneous Enrollment Request - Adobe Sign

Simultaneous Enrollment Request - Fillable Form

Petition for Waiver of University Regulations: Use this form for any of the following:

  • Withdrawing from a previous term (Retroactive Withdrawal)
  • Waiving the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)
  • Extending coursework beyond the seven-year limit for completing a program (seven-year limit on applicable coursework)
  • Extending the time allowed to complete an incomplete grade
  • 12 quarter unit/9 semester unit prior to classification requirement

  • Other requests, as needed


Postbaccalaureate/Graduate Petition for Waiver of University Regulations Request - Adobe Sign

Postbaccalaureate/Graduate Petition for Waiver of University Regulations Request - Fillable Form

Submitting your thesis, project or dissertation for review.

Committee Certification Form

Adding or Dropping (After Census)

Approvals can also be requested through the Permission Request link on your Student Center.*

If you are attempting to withdraw after the 12th week of the term complete the Withdrawal Petition for Extenuating Circumstances.

Adding or Dropping After Census

Permission to Add through Student Center*

Permission to Drop through Student Center*

Petition for a Retroactive Add (Adding a Class to a Past Term) Petition for a Retroactive Add
Enrolling in a continuous enrollment course, through the College of Extended Learning, to complete a thesis or project, or to enroll in the comprehensive exam.

Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing

Change of Program Application (COPA).

Change of Program Application

Probation Advising Form

Academic Probation Advising - Adobe Sign

Academic Probation Advising - Fillable Form

Withdrawal Petition for Extenuating Circumstances (after the 12th week of the term).

Upload supporting medical, psychological or military documentation with your request.

Withdraw Petition for Extenuating Circumstances