Forms

Forms are provided as pdf files. These forms may be filled out on your computer. If you are using a MAC, DO NOT USE PREVIEW MODE to fill out these forms as the data you provide will not be accessible. You MUST use Adobe Acrobat in order to have your forms accessible to all once they are saved. Get the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We are in a period of staff transition, and our Mission Hall Student Services office will be temporarily closed. Please email your forms to [email protected]. If you need in-person assistance, please visit the Registrar's Office located in 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 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 - MA^ MA
advancement to candidacy - MS^ MS
advancement to candidacy: nursing only^ MS
advancement to candidacy: physical therapy, SFSU** DPT
advancement to candidacy - PhD^ PhD
application for qualifying exam (submit online in the student portal) PhD
report on qualifying exam PhD

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 DPTSc, MA, MS, and PhD
manuscript cover page DPTSC
thesis cover page - MA MA
thesis cover page - MS MS
thesis cover page, joint programs with UC Berkeley MS
dissertation cover page PhD
dissertation cover page, joint programs with UC Berkeley PhD
Survey of Earned Doctorates (external link) PhD
Doctoral Exit Survey (external link) 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.

** Effective in 2017, students enrolled in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program do not need to submit paperwork in order to advance to candidacy. Please contact the program administrator if you have any questions.

Be sure to read the guidelines carefully before submitting documents.

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