F-12. Academic Policies for Graduate Programs
These forms and procedures are provided as a resource for Graduate Faculty. Some forms have access restrictions; these are noted as such. Please contact the Graduate Studies office for more information on any of the policies or forms.
- 1. Enrollment Services
- 2. Assistantships, Fellowships, and Aid
- 3. Graduate Student Affairs
- 4. Faculty and Curricular Policies and Procedures
Theses and Dissertations
Assistantships, Fellowships, and Aid
- New Students
- Ongoing Students
- Research/Teaching Graduate Assistant (Funded by School or Grant Resources)
- Graduate Assistantship Data Form (.xslx)
Summer Tuition Assistance Program
The Summer Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) is designed to provide tuition assistance to graduate students who have had assistantships supported on general or restricted funds or University fellowships for the two preceding semesters, so that they can continue graduate studies during the summer.
Student Travel Grants
Graduate Student Affairs
Changing Academic Status
Refer to the Graduate School page for making a change in academic status (e.g. resuming studies or changing a major).
Undergraduates in 500- or 800-Level Courses
Any senior with a 3.50 grade-point average may be admitted to 500 or 800-level courses with the consent of the instructor; other seniors with a B average or better may be admitted to graduate courses with the consent of the instructor, the student's academic adviser, and the dean of the Graduate School. Request permission (PDF).
Please refer to University Faculty Senate Policy 48-30.
Concurrent Graduate Degree Programs
Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate (IUG) Programs
Transfer of Graduate Credits
Consult the Graduate School website for full information on transfer of graduate credits and then use the appropriate form, below.
- External Institution (Protected PDF; contact OGS for password)
- PSU Undergraduate Transcript (Protected PDF; contact OGS for password)
- PSU Nondegree Graduate Credits (Protected PDF; contact OGS for password)
Faculty and Curricular Policies and Procedures
Category R and Category P Graduate Faculty membership
Full information, including terminology, criteria, and forms, is available on the Graduate Faculty Membership page.
Teaching by Non-members of the Graduate Faculty
Under special circumstances, on recommendation of the program chairperson and on approval of the dean of the Graduate School, non-graduate faculty members may be approved to teach specific 500-level courses. The request form is available on the Graduate Faculty Membership page.
Graduate Council Curricular Review Process
This comprehensive overview of the Graduate Council curricular review process is intended to elaborate on and clarify the current process for all graduate faculty proposers, college/campus administrators, and staff who are involved in preparing and processing graduate education proposals for curricular review.