Admission to Candidacy 

The Admission To Candidacy form is only required for PhD candidates and should not be signed or submitted until the PhD candidate has completed the PhD qualifying process. This process varies with departments, so please check with you department for specific details.

This form:

  • Certifies that the student has completed the comprehensive examination process.
  • Certifies that the student has completed the degree qualification process.

The form submission deadline is the First Day of Classes for the semester you are, either: Graduating and/or Wanting Reduced Registration. Note: The Admission to Candidacy form must be submitted after the Degree Audit form has been submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies or at the same time.