Forms

Admissions | Doctoral Degree Forms | Due Dates (Important Dates) | Faculty and Staff | Financial | Graduate Student Handbook | Graduate Assistantship Forms | Graduate School Awards | Master's Degree Forms | Registration Forms

 

Admissions

Application for Admission to the University
One application for all new students or graduate students who have not been enrolled for one calendar year.


Tip for completing the online application
Don't use UNO email address when creating account 

Due Dates (Important Dates)

Important Due Dates for all Graduate Students
2014 Dates for Graduate Students
Graduation Checklists
Spring 2014 Dissertation Checklist
Spring 2014 Thesis Checklist 
Spring 2014 Non-thesis Checklist
Summer 2014 Dissertation Checklist
Summer 2014 Thesis Checklist
Summer 2014 Non-thesis Checklist

Faculty and Staff

Graduate Faculty nomination forms and information about Graduate Council policy, members and meeting schedule are posted in Sharepoint.

View Graduate Council information
Access the Full/Associate nomination form and the Administrative Appointment form

Financial

Read important information about Financial Resources, Cost of Attendance, Graduate School Awards
 

Graduate Student Handbook

 Annual publication that provides A-Z information for new and current Graduate Students

Registration Forms

Permission to Audit Form
Required for students who wish to enroll in course as an audit within the appointed time frame. After completion, the form should be submitted to the Graduate School. Regular fees and tuition apply to audit courses. International students and GAs have restrictions on the number of courses in which they can enroll as audit. 
Override of
Unit Load
For graduate students who wish to enroll in more than 15 hrs in the Fall or Spring or more than 12 hrs in the Summer. 
University
Appeal Form
Required for changes to schedule after registration closes. If requesting to add, written permission from the instructor of record for each course is required. 
Request for Graduate Program/Plan
Change
For currently enrolled students who wish to change from non-degree seeking to degree seeking or from one degree program to another. 
Request for a UNO undergraduate student to enroll in a
graduate course
A UNO undergraduate who has no more than twelve hours left towards completing a UNO baccalaureate degree may be approved to take up to nine hours of graduate courses. The student must have earned a 3.2 cumulative GPA and have received permission of the department. 

Graduate Assistantship Forms

New Hire and
Re-Appointment forms
Graduate Assistantship Forms
 

Graduate School Awards

Award Application for Students newly
entering program in Fall
Contact the Graduate Coordinator of your intended program. 

Master's Degree Forms

Candidate Plan
of Study
Provides a list of courses taken towards the degree. Due the semester prior to the semester a student intends to graduate. 
Application
for Degree
How a student is officially added to the University graduation list. Due the first week of classes in the semester that a student intends to graduate.  Student completes this in WebSTAR. 
Request for
Transfer Credit
Master's degree students who have completed 9 graduate credit hours at UNO in good standing may transfer in up to 1/3 of the required hours from another institution. Only coursework taken at the graduate level, within the time limit and with a grade of B or above may be transferred. 
Request for
Dual Degree
For students seeking to complete two master's degree programs simultaneously. 
Request for Extension of the time limit
For students admitted prior to Fall 2012:
  • All requirements towards a Master's degree must be completed within 8 calendar years.
  • All requirements towards a Doctoral degree must be completed within 13 years of admission.
For students admitted or re-admitted after a 5-year absence Fall 2012 and thereafter:
  • All requirements towards a Master's degree must be completed within 6 calendar years.
  • All requirements towards a Doctoral degree must be completed within 6 calendar years of completing the General Examination.
*Each degree program may enforce stricter time limits on degree completion. 
Certification of Computer Competency/Language Requirement
Required for some Master's degrees. 
Non-thesis Master's Examination Report

Co-chairs version
Approval of the Non-thesis Examination Committee. Due approximately 4 weeks prior to the Commencement Ceremony. 
Thesis and Dissertation
Format Manual
Format requirements for all theses and dissertations. 
Thesis
Approval Form

Co-chairs version
2 page form - student signs on the first page and committee signs on the second page. Due approximately 4 weeks prior to the Commencement Ceremony. 

Doctoral Degree

Students in the Doctoral program in Engineering and Applied Science must contact Ms. Zella Huaracha to obtain the correct forms.
Program of Study
Required at the end of the first year of study for students in doctoral degree programs not requiring Qualifying Exam. 
Application for Degree
How a student is officially added to the University graduation list. Due the first week of classes in the semester that a student intends to graduate. 
Certification of Computer Competency/Language
Requirement
Required for some Doctoral degrees. 
Report on Qualifying Examination/Request for Applicancy
Co-chairs version
Requires signatures from committee. Curriculum sheet must be attached. 
Report on General Examination/Request for Candidacy

Co-chairs version
Requires signatures from committee. Curriculum sheet must be attached if changed since Qualifying Examination. 
Request for Doctoral Examination
Co-chairs version
Due to the Graduate School at least two weeks prior to the defense date.  
Thesis & Dissertation
Format Manual
Format requirements for all theses and dissertations. 
Thesis & Dissertation Approval Form
Co-chairs version
2 page form - student signs on the first page and committee signs on the second page. Due approximately 4 weeks prior to the Commencement Ceremony. 
UMI Author
Agreement Form
ProQuest/UMI Dissertation Publishing is the agency that microfilms our dissertations.
  • Each published graduate work is preserved in microform and in digital form (PDF).
  • Two microform copies are stored in separate climate and humidity controlled vaults which meet all Library of Congress qualifications. Each microform copy meets exacting ANSI standards, and the digital copy is backed up in several locations. Each approach will ensure the long term preservation of your dissertation or thesis).
Although the Graduate School collects the fees and agreement forms for distribution, PQIL is an agency independent of the University of New Orleans. Any agreement between students and PQIL for optional services such as copyright registration, or discounted copies of your dissertation, in addition to the decision on options of access are also independent of UNO. Students are encouraged to make copies of the Author Agreement form for their records before turning them in to the Graduate School office. 
Survey of Earned
Doctorates
The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) began in 1957–58 to collect data continuously on the number and characteristics of individuals receiving research doctoral degrees from all accredited U.S. institutions. The SED is sponsored by the following 6 federal agencies: National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.