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Please email your forms to [email protected]. If you need in-person assistance, visit Student Services at Mission Bay, located in Mission Hall 1300, 550 16th Street, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alternatively, visit the Registrar's Office at Parnassus campus, Milberry Union 200 West, 500 Parnassus Ave, or call 415-476-8280.

General Forms for degree type
addition/change of degree objective all degrees
change of committee member(s) all degrees
filing fee application (filing fee deadlines) (submit one term in advance) MA, MS, PhD
general petition all degrees
registration in absentia all degrees
misc. registrar's forms* (external link) all degree types

Progression Forms** for degree type
advancement to candidacy: physical therapy, SFSU† DPT

advancement to candidacy - PhD (submit online in the student portal)*

*as of Fall 2019, the advancement to candidacy form is no longer required for master's students.  Please consult with your program if they want to continue tracking this information internally.

application for qualifying exam (submit online in the student portal) PhD
report on qualifying exam (to be submitted by the exam chair or program administrator)


Graduate Division Award Forms for degree type
Graduate Division Travel Award application all degrees

Thesis, Dissertation, and Manuscript Related† †  for degree type
UCSF library release (DocuSign) MA, MS, PhD, and DNP
electronic title pages MA, MS, PhD, and DNP
Survey of Earned Doctorates (external link) PhD
Doctoral Exit Survey (the survey link is manually sent to your UCSF email account upon submitting your dissertation to ProQuest.) PhD

* Includes forms related to California residency, registration, transcript and diploma requests, name change, and filing fee. These forms also available from the Office of the Registrar in MU-200W.

**Important Deadline: Advancement to Candidacy forms are due no later than the first day of the term in which you wish to advance.

† Students enrolled in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program do not need to submit paperwork in order to advance to candidacy. Please contact the PT program administrator if you have any questions.

† † Be sure to read the guidelines carefully before submitting documents.