Use this page to find useful Graduate School forms and publications for prospective and current students.
Admission FormsApply online
Note: The online application will require payment by credit or debit card.
Your application fee can be waived. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive additional instructions prior to submitting the online application.
Are you an international applicant who already applied and need to pay the Express Mailing fee?
Please visit our online payment site.
Do you intend to complete a graduate certificate?
Submit your Declaration of Intent online.
The application for a graduate assistantships can be found on the assistantship page.
Additional Graduate School Forms
- Certification of Financial Support
- Request for Senior Rule Credit (pdf)
- Conditions Clearing Form (For program use only) (pdf)
- Dual Enrollment Form for Dual-Accelerated Degrees (For program use only) (pdf)
- International Applicant Deferral and Readmission Request Form
Note: Any PDF form that requires digital signatures must be downloaded, then opened in Adobe for the signature field to be active. Information on how to create digital signatures can be found online. Using Mac Preview or any other PDF viewing systems or browsers can cause issues for viewing the signatures and can delay the processing of the form.
Application for Degree/Application for Graduate Certificate — To be completed online.
Simply log in to the myWSU Portal, and click on the “My Classes” tab. Once on that page, on the right hand side, near the middle, you will see a channel called "Graduation Links". Click on the appropriate link in that channel to proceed.
- Dissertation Proposal Design Approval Form (pdf)
- Plan of Study Form - Masters, Specialist and Graduate Certificate (pdf)
- Plan of Study Form - Doctoral (pdf)
- Request to Schedule Oral Defense (pdf)
- Validation Request Form (pdf)
- Degree Certification / Degree Status Letter Request Form (pdf)
Note: Any PDF form that requires digital signatures must be downloaded, then opened in Adobe for the signature field to be active. Instructions on how to create digital signatures can be found online. Using Mac Preview or any other PDF viewing systems or browsers can cause issues for viewing the signatures and can delay the processing of the form.
Departures from the rules and regulations stated in the Graduate Catalog require the filing and approval of a Request for Exception to Graduate School Regulations form. Such requests must have the approvals indicated on the form and must state in a logical and coherent manner a rational basis for the requested exception.
- Exception Form (pdf)
Note: This form requires digital signatures. Please download the form and then open it in Adobe to activate those fields. Instructions on how to create digital signatures can be found online. Using Mac Preview or any other PDF viewing systems or browsers can cause issues for viewing the signatures and can delay the processing of the form.
The Guide to the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations is available online. The manual contains detailed instructions, and provides full size sample pages. We recommend that you read the entire text, and print out at least the relevant sample pages prior to preparing your document, since headings, subheadings, and spacing can appear differently when viewed on the computer screen than in printed format. The document was updated for the fall 2023 semester.Guide to the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations
How to Format Your Thesis or Dissertation
In fall 2022, Kristie Bixby, the Editorial Assistant in the Office of Academic Affairs, walked us through using the manual, gave tips for formatting, and talked about common formatting issues that she sees in theses and dissertations.
- You can view the recording on YouTube
- Follow along with the Important Formatting Reminders for Students Writing Theses and Dissertations (pdf)
The Handbook includes information about about the types of assistantships (GTA, GRA and GSA), eligibility requirements, benefits, duties, and performance expectations and evaluations.
The current Graduate Catalog is available online. Graduate and Undergraduate Catalogs from previous years can also be found online, with older versions available through Ablah Library.Current Graduate Catalog Past Graduate Catalogs