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Important information about all-digital workflow for PDF fillable forms

As of Spring 2020, updates to all of the Graduate School’s forms are underway to facilitate completely digital workflow. To this end, we are adding detailed instructions to each form.

In general, to use all the interactive features in a PDF form (saving with completed fields, signing electronically, forwarding to key signers, and submitting), you’ll get best results following these steps.

  1. Download and save the form to your computer or device and then open it using Adobe® Reader or Adobe® Acrobat. Not all interactive features may be available when you open a PDF form within your web browser, as PDF plugins (extensions) can vary from browser to browser.
  2. Complete your portion of the form, including adding your digital signature if required. Adobe hosts info about digitally signing PDFs at https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/signing-pdfs.html, and a how-to for creating a secure, certificate-based digital signature (which you may customize toinclude an image of your actual signature).
  3. If the form requires input and/or signatures from more than one individual, please attach the form to an email
    to the first signer, and ask them to sign and forward it to the next signer, and so on.
  4. The last signer should use the recipient email link or button on the form to route it to the administrator of that form; the recipient usually will be a Graduate School or Enrolled Student Services representative. If you, the form originator, need a copy of the completed form, you may request it as an email attachment from the final recipient.
  5. If your form does not feature a “Submit” button or recipient link, the default recipient is GS_FORM_TEMP_PROCESS@LISTS.CLEMSON.EDU.

This workflow helps ensure that the Graduate School or Enrolled Services will receive just one completed form, signed by all parties.

If circumstances permit, you may print and complete the form by hand, have all signers sign manually, and submit the completed hardcopy in person or by mail to the administrative office listed on the form, or you may scan the completed, signed form and send it as an email attachment.


Prospective Students

Form Description Comment/Contact
GSL Recommendation form for admission to the Graduate School Graduate Admissions
GSAPPEAL Appeal of dismissal or denied admission
IS-50 International student financial certification
Form maintained by Office of International Services and linked at their Forms and Documents page
Office of International Services
Change of Term (deferral of admission) The Change of Term form may be submitted online by a faculty representative of the requesting program (login required), by clicking on the link to the left Graduate Admissions
grdapp@clemson.edu

Current Students

Form Description Comment/Contact
GSAPPEAL Appeal of dismissal or denied admission
GS2 Plan of Study Committee Selection and Plan of Study Online process
gradweb@clemson.edu
Request external advisor If you want to add a member to your committee who is not a Clemson faculty member, use this form.
Graduate Assistantship Contract Word template or fillable PDF used to create graduate assistantship contracts
Graduate Assistant Confidentiality Agreement Confidentiality agreement re Graduate Assistant FERPA training and personal information protection
GS2-14 Master’s en route to PhD degree curriculum Eartha White
weartha@clemson.edu or Shannon Coker coker7@clemson.edu
GS5D Results of the doctoral degree comprehensive examination (file concurrently with form GS-ResearchApproval) Eartha White
weartha@clemson.edu or Shannon Coker coker7@clemson.edu
GS-ResearchApproval Advisory committee’s approval of student thesis or dissertation research proposal (file concurrently with form GS5D) Eartha White
weartha@clemson.edu or Shannon Coker coker7@clemson.edu
GS6 Request for senior enrollment in graduate courses Donna Evert
devert@clemson.edu
GS6-Bachelor-to-Graduate Request for combined bachelor’s/graduate education plan (formerly GS6BSMS) Donna Evert
devert@clemson.edu
GS14 Request for change of degree and/or major Online process
Defense Schedule Notice Submit a defense schedule notice Online process
Name Change Request Clemson University name change request
Form maintained by Office of the Registrar
Office of the Registrar
Leave of Absence Request for leave of absence for personal, family, medical, or professional reasons Donna Evert devert@clemson.edu
Application for Re-Entrance Graduate application for re-entrance (formerly GS36) Donna Evert devert@clemson.edu
GS2003 Titles & related information table for departmental graduate assistants (information sheet)
GS7990 Request for enrollment in graduate course 7990 Form 7990 listserv GS-7990-form@lists.clemson.edu
GS2000 Graduate assistant tuition remission form
GSCV Recommendation for course revalidation
GSaiA Graduate academic integrity: Request to waive academic integrity hearing
GSaiB Graduate academic integrity: Student rebuttal of charge
GSaiC Graduate academic integrity: Report of finding
GS-g-A Academic grievance filing
Withdrawal Withdraw from the University Office of the Registrar

Graduating Students

Form Description Comment/Contact
GS4 Application for graduation — This form is no longer used. You may now apply for graduation through your iROAR account. Choose “Apply for Graduation” under the “Student Record” menu Enrolled Services:
Eartha White
weartha@clemson.edu 864-656-5393
GS5D Results of the doctoral comprehensive exam and candidacy form (file concurrently with form GS-ResearchApproval) Eartha White weartha@clemson.edu or Shannon Coker coker7@clemson.edu
GS-ResearchApproval Advisory committee’s approval of student thesis or dissertation research proposal—file with department and with Enrolled Services (file concurrently with form GS5D) Eartha White
weartha@clemson.edu or Shannon Coker coker7@clemson.edu
GS7M For master’s degree students: Final exam and thesis approval form Do not include as a page in your thesis Eartha White weartha@clemson.edu
GS7D For doctoral degree students: Dissertation defense and approval form (Do not include as a page in your dissertation) Eartha White weartha@clemson.edu
GradCertCurr Graduate certificate curriculum form
Final ETD Checklist Checklist before submitting your manuscript Ellen Graben egraben@clemson.edu
Defense Schedule Notice Submit a defense schedule notice Online process

All Forms

Form Description Comment/Contact
Change of Term (deferral of admission) The Change of Term form may be submitted online by a faculty representative of the requesting program (login required), by clicking on the link to the left Graduate Admissions
grdapp@clemson.edu
GSL Recommendation form for admission to the Graduate School Graduate Admissions
grdapp@clemson.edu
GSAPPEAL Appeal of dismissal or denied admission
Name Change Request Clemson University name change request Office of the Registrar
Leave of Absence Request for leave of absence for personal, family, medical, or professional reasons Donna Evert devert@clemson.edu
IS-50 International student financial certification
Form maintained by Office of International Services and linked at their Forms and Documents page
Office of International Services
GSDF and GSDF Info Graduate Diversity Fellowship form and information
In partnership with the Office of Access & Equity
GS2 Plan of Study Committee Selection and Plan of Study GradWeb gradweb@clemson.edu

Request external advisor
If you want to add a member to your committee who is not a Clemson faculty member, use this form.
Graduate Assistantship Contract Word template or fillable PDF used to create graduate assistantship contracts
Graduate Assistant Confidentiality Agreement Confidentiality agreement re Graduate Assistant FERPA training and personal information protection
GS2-14 Master’s en route to PhD degree curriculum Eartha White
weartha@clemson.edu or Shannon Coker coker7@clemson.edu
GS5D Results of the doctoral degree comprehensive examination (file concurrently with form GS-ResearchApproval) Eartha White weartha@clemson.edu or Shannon Coker coker7@clemson.edu
GS-ResearchApproval Advisory committee’s approval of student thesis or dissertation research proposal—file with department and with Enrolled Services (file concurrently with form GS5D) Eartha White
weartha@clemson.edu or Shannon Coker coker7@clemson.edu
GS6 Request for senior enrollment in graduate courses Donna Evert
devert@clemson.edu
GS6-Bachelor-to-Graduate Request for combined bachelor’s/graduate education plan (formerly GS6BSMS) Donna Evert
devert@clemson.edu
GS14 Request for change of degree and/or major Online process
Application for Re-Entrance Graduate application for re-entrance (formerly GS36) Donna Evert devert@clemson.edu
GS00 Request for academic renewal following absence of one full year or longer
GS2003 Titles and related information table for departmental graduate assistants (information sheet)
GS7990 Request for enrollment in graduate course 7990 GS forms listserv
GS-7990-form@lists.clemson.edu
GS2000 Graduate Assistant tuition remission form
GSCV Recommendation for course revalidation
GSaiA Graduate academic integrity: Request to waive academic integrity hearing
GSaiB Graduate academic integrity: Student rebuttal of charge
GSaiC Graduate academic integrity: Report of finding
GS-g-A Academic grievance filing GSPS
GS4 Application for graduation — This form is no longer used. You now apply for graduation through your iROAR account. Choose the “Apply for Graduation” under the “Student Record” menu Enrolled Services:
Eartha White
weartha@clemson.edu 864-656-5339
GS7M For master’s degree students: Final exam and thesis approval form Do not include as a page in your thesis Eartha White weartha@clemson.edu
GS7D For doctoral degree students: Dissertation defense and approval form Do not include as a page in your dissertation Eartha White weartha@clemson.edu
GradCertCurr Graduate certificate curriculum planning form Enrolled Student Services
Final ETD Checklist Checklist before submitting your manuscript Ellen Graben egraben@clemson.edu
Defense Schedule Notice Submit a defense schedule notice Online process
FALL/SPRING terms
GS2001
Graduate aid authorization form for awarding and disbursement of fellowships, traineeships, and grants
This form is for Spring/Fall terms only
SUMMER terms
GS2001-Summer
Graduate aid authorization form for awarding and disbursement of fellowships, traineeships, and grants
This form is for Summer terms only
Request English Proficiency Waiver Request to receive a waiver for English proficiency based on your prior education at an English-speaking institution, expired scores, completion of ESL programs, U.S. employment, or other factors Jessica Stokes jnstewa@clemson.edu
GSPS Graduate Student Plan for success
This form replaces the GSR1 and GSR2
Misty Stewart
misty4@clemson.edu
Withdrawal Withdrawal from the University Office of the Registrar