School of Graduate Studies




Advanced Standing
Doctoral students' application for advanced standing credit.

Advisor Change 
Request a change of advisor.

Graduate course permission
Undergraduate request for a graduate course. Submit to the School of Graduate Studies.

Graduate overload petition
Permission to enroll in more than 15 credits per semester during the academic year or 15 credits during intercession, summer sessions I and II.

Individual, independent study
Approval to register for 501, 600, 790-795, 890 and other independent study or arranged courses.

Leave of absence or "stop out"
Request a leave.

Update program of study, request transfer classes, request exceptions.

Registration petition
Request late withdrawal/drop or late add requests.

Program of Study
File a program of study with the School of Graduate Studies.


Certificate of completion
$10 application fee.

Graduation and Commencement
Complete at the beginning of the semester in which the work for the degree will be completed.
Fee: $30 masters, $35 doctoral

Culminating Project Committee

Culminating Project Committee Forms

Committee approval
Request approval of a culminating project committee.

External committee member
Request approval of a committee member who is external to St. Cloud State University such as a community member or a faculty member at another institution.

Meeting Special Request




Employer letter to Social Security Administration
Information regarding the employment of international students.

Preliminary committee meeting/proposal
Provide results of the preliminary or proposal meeting to the School of Graduate Studies.

Final committee meeting/final defense
Provide results of the final committee meeting or final defense to the School of Graduate Studies.