Student Forms, Petitions, and Resources


  • Declaration of Research Advisor Form: DocuSign
  • Change of Address Form: DocuSign
  • UMBC Graduate School Forms (Please use any forms provided below before referring to the versions provided by the graduate school)


BS/MS Programs

Course Registration

    • Closed course wait list policy: PDF
    • Permission to Enroll in a Closed Course From
      • For Graduate Student: PDF
      • For Undergraduate Student: PDF
    • Request for Approval of CMSC Course(s) Outside of Chosen Program: MS WORD
    • Request for Approval of ECE Course(s) Outside of Chosen Program: MS WORD

Transfer of Credits Requests (For MS students only)

  • Transfer of Credits Form: PDF

Course Equivalency Requests (For Ph.D. students only)

  • Course Equivalency Guidelines: MSWord
  • Course Equivalency Request Form (CMSC only) : MSWord

Master of Science

  • MS Scholarly Paper:
    • Scholarly Paper (698) Format and Guidelines: PDF
    • Scholarly Paper Approval Form: MSWord
  • Master’s Thesis and Ph.D Dissertation Template in LaTeX: ZIP

CMSC Specific


CMSC Specific

Ph.D. Comprehensive Portfolio (CS, CE, and EE)

  • Comprehensive Portfolio Policy
    • Computer Science: MSWord
    • Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering: PDF
  • Comprehensive Portfolio Forms
    • Computer Science
      • Portfolio Coversheet: MSWord
      • Ph.D Student Research Statement Form MSWord | PDF
      • Faculty Support Letter Form – MSWord | PDF
    • Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering: MSWord | PDF
  • Example formatting template for written report – MSWord | LaTex

Ph.D Preliminary Exam (CS, CE, and EE)

  • PhD Nomination of Members Form – Prelim: MSWord | PDF
  • Approval Form: MSWord