Grad FAQ


What is a filing fee leave of absence?
A filing fee leave of absence is designed for students in their last quarter of completing a PhD or terminal master's degree.  The leave protects your student status, and allows you to complete your final degree requirements (generally file your thesis/dissertation) during the quarter without registering for classes and paying full student fees.  When filing, you would pay a nominal filing fee.

How do I add or drop members from my thesis/dissertation committee?
Complete  Committee Form I-A  The form is used to add and remove dissertation committee members as necessity dictates. Form I-A is reviewed by the Graduate Division Academic Services and approved by the Department Chair and Graduate Dean.

What is the deadline to advance to candidacy for next quarter?
Specific deadlines can be found on the Graduate Division Calendar or the Registrar's website.

What is the deadline to register for classes?
Quarterly deadlines can be found on the Registrar's website.

Where can I get information about UCSB Commencement?

When should I advance to candidacy?

See attachment below:

Do you have a list of upcoming grad courses?

See attachment below (subject to change):

Grad Courses 19-20.pdf21.79 KB
Advancing to Candidacy Memo.pdf219.58 KB

Graduate Program Office

Director of Graduate Studies
Sarah Thébaud

Graduate Program Advisor
Erika Klukovich

3111 Social Sciences & Media Studies

Advising Hours
9:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00
Monday – Friday

Contact Info
(805) 893-3328
(805) 893-3324 (Fax)

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