Graduate Education Forms

How to Digitally Sign Graduate Forms

Admission Documents

Fall 2020 presentation: Orientation for New Graduate Students
Fall 2020 presentation:
Assistantship Overview for New Students

Accelerated MS Interim Advising Plan
Admissions Application Instructions   
Graduate Admissions Application
New Graduate Student Checklist
New Graduate Student FAQ for Campus Students
New Graduate Student FAQ for Distance Students
Register for Orientation
SD Mines Reference form

Assistantship Documents

Assistantship compensable and non-compensable task guide 
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) form  

Exam Forms

Admission to Candidacy and Report of Comprehensive Exam Form
Masters Exam-Masters Proposal Reporting Form
Qualifying Exam Reporting Form

Faculty Resources

Defense Procedure and Checklist for Graduate Student Committees
Graduate Advising Workshop for Faculty

Graduation Documents
(See also the Thesis/Dissertation section below)

2020-2021 Graduate Education Deadlines
Application for Graduation (for current students)
Checkout Sheet for Graduate Students

Program of Study Forms

The Program of Study (POS), at minimum, includes a Cover Page and a What If audit from DegreeWorks 
Program of Study Cover Page and Instructions 

Not required, but may be helpful for planning courses: POS Planning Sheet  

Change of Major Professor Form
Graduate Exception Request
Transfer Credits from Outside Institution Form   
Transfer Undergraduate Credit to Graduate Transcript Form 

PhD Reduction in Credit Form

Miscellaneous Forms

Change of Degree Program Form
Course Overload Form for Graduate Students
Degree Progress Checklist for MS students Degree Progress Checklist for PhD students
Enrollment Status Certification Form (for assistantships and federal financial aid)       
Extension of Graduate Studies Petition   
Leave of Absence Request 

Thesis and Dissertation Materials

Thesis and Dissertation Writing Workshop presentation: Writing Your Thesis/Dissertation
Thesis and Dissertation Writing Workshop presentation: Finishing Your Thesis/Dissertation 

Defense Approval & Scheduling Form 
Defense Results Report (Distributed to the Graduate Division Representative prior to the defense)
LaTEX template for theses and dissertations  (note: must have LaTEX software installed to use this file. Questions? Contact Larry Pyeatt in the Computer Science department.)
Petition for Summer Defense Form      
Propriety Thesis/Dissertation Agreement
Thesis-Dissertation Format Checklist
Thesis and Dissertation Completion Instructions   
Thesis/Dissertation Library Order Form
Thesis and Dissertation Writing Manual
Title page template for MS students
Title page template for PhD students

Graduate Education Office

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology  
Attention: Graduate Education, Mail stop C2201 
501 East St. Joseph St.  
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995

Phone: (605) 355-3468
E-mail Graduate Education