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School of Graduate Studies and Research

Forms and Documents

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The Graduate School provides a number of documents for all of our constituents: future and current graduate students, CWU faculty, and alumni. Use the links below to download the documents that you need.

 

Future Graduate Students:

Document NameDescription

Admission Application Form
[download PDF | DOC ]

Prospective students can print this form to apply to the graduate school. Alternatively, prospective students can use the new on-line application form.

Letter of Recommendation Form
[download PDF | DOC]

Prospective applicants provide a copy of this recommendation request to those from whom they are seeking a recommendation for admission to graduate school.

Assistantship Application [download PDF | DOC]

Use this form to apply for a teaching, staff, or research assistantship at CWU.  

Application Fee Waiver [download PDF | DOC]

Use this form if you think you are eligible to have your admissions application fee waived based on your financial situation.

 

Current Graduate Students:

Document NameDescription

Course of Study Form [download PDF | DOC]

List the courses that you will take toward your master's degree. You will need to file this form before you have accumulated 25 quarter credits towards your degree and may be required to submit this form earlier if you are applying for grants, fellowships, or financial aid.

Substitution Form     [download PDF | DOC]

You will need to file this form if you need to replace a class on your course of study with a different class.

Graduate Committee and Option Approval Form   [download PDF | DOC]

Lists your graduate committee and the option (thesis, examination, or project) that you are selecting for your degree. File with the Graduate School as soon as you have formed a committee and selected your thesis option.  It may also be required for certain CWU grants and fellowships.

Human Subjects Review Committee (HRSC)              [visit the website]

Any research at CWU that involves human participants must receive review and approval by CWU's human subjects and administrators. 

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)     [visit the website]

Any research at CWU that involves non-human animals must receive review and approval by CWU's animal protections administrators.

Thesis and Project Report General Regulations [download PDF | DOC]

The Graduate School's style and manuscript preparation requirements for your thesis.

Sample Brief for Defense/Examination Review                        [download PDF | DOC]

An example of the brief that you will file prior to final examination, thesis defense, or portfolio review.

Name, Gender, or Social Security Number Change Form [download PDF | DOC]

Use this form to let the Graduate School know when you have changed your name, social security number, or gender.  Be sure to include any necessary documentation (i.e. marriage certificate)

 

Student Funding:

Document NameDescription

Assistantship Application [download PDF | DOC]

Use this form to apply for a teaching, staff, or research assistantship at CWU. 

Master's Research or Creative Activity Fellowship      [download PDF | DOC]         [More information]

A competitive program that provides up to $700 for supplies, equipment, travel, or other expenses related to graduate student thesis research or creative activity.

Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship [download PDF | DOC]         [More information]

A competitive program that provides $2,800 for 10 weeks of graduate student research between June 16 and September  1.  The research does not have to be related to a thesis or similar project.

Student Travel Grant 

Provides up to $400 for students to attend conferences at which they are presenting or exhibiting scholarly work.  These are now disbursed through the colleges. For COTS, please go here: http://www.cwu.edu/sciences/forms.

 

Graduate Faculty:

Document NameDescription

Recommendation for Graduate Faculty Status                    [download PDF | DOC]

Department chairs and program directors use this form to recommend a faculty member for regular, associate, special, or retired graduate faculty status.

 

Faculty Funding:

Document NameDescription

Grants and Contract Handbook [download PDF]

This guide provides a brief overview of general university policies and federal regulations and outlines the major administrative responsibilities of principal investigators and program directors.

Pre-proposal Approval Form [download PDF]

This document allows the Graduate School to better coordinate with you on your grant proposal.

Faculty research appointment, SEED, grant, SOAR, and GAP application                      [download PDF | DOC]

This document provides application information for each of the internal funding opportunities from the Faculty Development and Research Committee.

Faculty Travel Grants  

Provides up to $300 in funds for travel to professional conferences or meetings. These are now disbursed through the colleges. For COTS, please go here: http://www.cwu.edu/sciences/forms.

 

Diploma Reorder Requests:

Document NameDescription

Diploma Reorder Request    [download PDF | DOC]

Use this form to request a new diploma for your graduate degree.