Graduate Advisors

Tools and resources for graduate advisors.

Graduate Advisor Resources

The Graduate Studies: Program Advisors/Directors Canvas Homeroom contains a wealth of information regarding graduate policies and best practicies. It should be a central part of training for all new graduate advisors.

Here is the current list of programs and advisors and directors.

Go to this page for information about thesis committee forms and approval process.

Graduate Studies is pleased to work with you to serve the graduate student body! Our mission is to provide professional, accurate, and timely services to graduate students, faculty, and the university community. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to schedule a training session. 

Follow these instructions to request access to the different electronic systems.

You will use OnBase to approve graduate student petitions and submit petitions on behalf of a student.

Grad Advisor OnBase Forms User Guide

This is the degree evaluation tool. The evaluation will help you track student requirements toward graduation.

Grad Advisor Degree Evaluation User Guide

During the admission cycle, students will submit supplemental documents to this site. The admissions committee in your department will be able to review material required for admission by your program.

Interfolio Guide

This handbook provides a broad overview of Graduate Studies processes and procedures as related to graduate advisors.

Graduate Advisor Handbook

Here is the information shared with current graduate students about their Degree Completion Plan:

For all admission questions please contact the Graduate Admission office at

Here is the information shared with potential graduate students about program applications:

Here is information about the Council of Graduate Schools and the April 15 Resolution:

Here is where to learn more about AB 656 (McCarty) - CSU Independent Doctoral Authority and how to propose a new independent doctoral program:


Please click here for more information about graduate student employment.

Partner campus doctoral faculty can cover SDSU basic tuition, non-resident tuition, and/or mandatory fees. The form is initiated by the partner campus faculty and routed through the SDSU co-director, the SDSU College of Graduate Studies, the SDSU Student Account Services (SAS). SAS will invoice the partner campus accordingly.

SDSU JDP Partner Campus Billing Request Form

SDSU faculty can sponsor a graduate student’s SDSU basic tuition, non-resident tuition, and/or fees using SDSU Research Foundation (SDSURF) funds.

Fee Authorization Form

SDSU faculty can sponsor a graduate student’s health insurance with SDSURF funds. Please visit the GSHIP Authorization Request.

Get in Touch

The College of Graduate Studies is open 9am - 4pm, Monday - Thursday, for walk-in and phone call inquiries. You can send us an email as well. We are excited to hear from you!

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The College of Graduate Studies is dedicated to supporting our graduate students through their educational journey.