Ph.D. Faculty Research Advisor Policy
Ph.D. students should have a research advisor at all times throughout their graduate study in order to fulfill the requirement of making satisfactory progress towards their degree. However, as matching with a Ph.D. advisor can take some time, the following guidelines have been put in place:
In order to remain in good academic standing, newly admitted students must be matched with a faculty research advisor no later than 12 months after the student’s first quarter of Ph.D. study.
In order to remain in good academic standing, continuing students who are switching advisors (for whatever reason) must match with a new faculty research advisor no later than by the end of the subsequent quarter (excluding summer term).
Once you have matched with a faculty research advisor, please submit the Ph.D. Faculty Research Advisor Verification Form. Please note that matching with a faculty research advisor is independent of locating funding for a student's studies.
UCI Graduate Division Forms
Required forms related to enrollment (such as Part-Time Study, Filing Fee Petitions), degree conferral (such as Advancement to Candidacy, Ph.D. Form II), etc. can be downloaded directly from Graduate Division.
To assist students with completing UCI Graduate Division Forms, the Graduate Student Affairs office created the following instructional sheets for students' reference:
- Change of Degree Level
- Filing Fee
- General Petition
- M.S. Advancement to Candidacy
- M.S. Thesis Signature Page
- Ph.D. Form I
- Ph.D. Form II
- Qualifying Exam Nomination
For any questions regarding UCI Graduate Division Forms, please contact the Graduate Student Affairs Office.