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Reminder: Admission to Candidacy Deadline (for Spring 2016 Graduation)


Admission to Candidacy forms must be submitted to the Graduate School by November 2 for Spring 2015 graduation.

The Graduate Application must be submitted by November 2 . This is done through your myutk account.

The department deadline for processing the Admission to Candidacy is October 19. Do not wait to do this. This form requires the signatures of your major professor (your advisor) and your committee members, as well as the Director of Graduate Studies.

  • Fill out the form correctly and collect these signatures well before the department deadline.
  • Have your major professor sign first, followed by the committee members.
  • You may submit the form to the Director of Graduate Studies (Lars Dzikus) before the department deadline.
  • Submit the form by dropping it off in Dr. Dzikus’ mailbox.
  • Ms. Trexler will inform you when and where to pick up the form.
  • It will be your responsibility to pick up the form and take it to the Graduate School on time.
  • If you have any questions, first consult the KRSS Graduate Student Handbook ( If you still have questions, ask your advisor and/or Dr. Dzikus.

You can find all necessary forms here:

You can watch a 9-minute video tutorial that will help you with filling out the Admission to Candidacy here: