The Catholic University of America


University Policies - Graduate Announcements

Graduate Student Policies
Faculty Handbook
Statement of Academic Freedom
Academic Policies Handbook
School of Arts & Sciences: Important Information for Graduate students

Policy documents and forms listed below.


Policy Information Related Forms
Course Load  
Grading Grade Change/Disposition of Incomplete (.pdf) - for faculty to record final status of incomplete
Incompletes Request for Incomplete (.pdf) - request a grade of "incomplete" for a specific class
Academic Leave
Academic Leave Form - required to interrupt course of study for a stated period not exceeding 1 year. (Students are not required to take summer classes; use form if not attending spring and/or fall only.)
Transfer of Credit/
Waiver of Core Courses
Transfer of Credit/Waiver of Core Courses (.pdf) - request transfer of credit/waive core courses from another institution
Previous Graduate Degree Exemption No form required. A student who holds one or more accredited graduate degrees when admitted to the school will be automatically exempt from six semester credit hours.


LIS and Accessibility


Policy Information Related Forms
Comprehensive Exams

Comps Advisee Checklist (.pdf)
Comprehensive Examination Verification Form (.docx) - required form to register for comps
Request for Accommodations (.pdf)- request special accommodations relating to physical or learning disabilities
Diploma Application - this form tells the Registrar's Office how you would like your name to appear on your diploma. Please submit the form through the link in your Cardinal Students account. Please note that a diploma will not be provided to you if this form is not provided in a timely way.

Independent Study
Independent Study Contract (.pdf) - required form to register for an independent study
Practicum (LSC 695A) 695A Request for Enrollment (.pdf) - request for enrollment in LIS practicum
695A Evaluation (.pdf) - evaluation of practicum experience
School Library Media Practicum (LSC 695B)
695B Request for Enrollment (.pdf) - request for enrollment in School Library Media Practicum



Policy Information Related Forms
Laptop or equipment borrowing Laptop or equipment request form
Technical Requirements Essential and important technical skills


Policy Information Related Forms
Rovelstad Scholarship Rovelstad Scholarship Agreement Form (.pdf) - permits the Rovelstad Scholarship Comittee to access your financial aid records at Catholic U
Policy on Student Conference Stipends

Procedure for applying for student travel funds (.pdf)

LIS Travel Grant Application - updated 08/29/2016 (.pdf)


Policy Information Related Forms

Student Records Policy
and FERPA for Employment -
Confidentiality Agreement

Catholic U Confidentiality Agreement

Student Representative Guidelines

LIS Student Representative Guidelines (.docx)

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