Graduate Resources

Graduate Program Documents and Forms

Handbook for Graduate Study in English (PDF)

Graduate Study Timeline (PDF)

Campus Resources for Graduate Students (Link)

Literature in English Research Guide (Link)


Your Guide to Fellowships and Grants (Link)

Graduate Division Filing & Form Submission DEADLINES (Link)

Graduate Student Professional Development Guide (Link)

Graduate Mentoring (Link)


Year 1

Character and rationale for Language Exams (PDF)

Preliminary Rationale for Language Study Form (PDF)

First-Year Review of Course Work Form (DOC)


Year 2

Second-Year Review Procedures (PDF)

Second-Year Review Adviser's Guidelines (PDF)

Second-Year Review Meeting Guidelines (PDF)

Second-Year Review of Coursework Form (DOC)



Orals and Advancement to Candidacy Procedure - Flow Chart (PDF)

Orals Policies and Procedures (PDF)

Department Orals Application (PDF)

Application for the Qualifying Exam (Orals) for the Graduate Division - part of the Higher Degree Committee eForm in CalCentral. (DOC)



Application for Candidacy for the Doctoral Degree (Grad. Div.) - part of the Higher Degree Committee eForm in CalCentral(DOC)

Prospectus Policies and Procedures (PDF)

Prospectus Grad Chair Approval (PDF)

Prospectus Conference Approval (PDF)


Dissertation Committee Scenarios (PDF)

Job Aid for making changes to an already submitted Dissertation Committee (DOC)


Dissertation Filing

Dissertation Filing Guidelines and Policies (Graduate Division)

Graduate Writing Resources (Graduate Division, Academic Services) Link


Job Search

Letter Service Interfolio (Link)

Letter Service UC Berkeley Career Center (Link)

How to submit letter of recommendation online DOC

Interview AV instructions (DOC)


Student Travel/Entertainment Reimbursement Forms

Please make sure you read the instructions on each form. All travel reimbursement forms must be submitted to the Graduate Advisor.
If your trip starts on July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, it would fall under the 2018-19 academic/fiscal year.
If your trip starts on July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, it would fall under the 2019-20 academic/fiscal year.


Graduate Student Computer Lab Policy

Use of the computer lab is voluntary.

All registered graduate students may have access to the computer lab.  If you are unable to log in to these computers, please contact the Graduate Adviser.

The university provides a number of commercial software products on your personal computers for free as UC Berkeley students.  This includes the entire Adobe and Microsoft suites.  You will find links to these products here: 

Resources for GSRs, GSIs and Readers


Resources for Graduate Student Parents

Student Family Financial Assistance Link

Childbirth Accomodation Funding Application  (PDF)

ASE Childcare Reimbursement form (PDF)

Information about the ASE Childcare Reimbursement Form (Link)

Families Matter - A Guide for Graduate Student Parents PDF

Application for Graduate Student Parent Grant (check deadlines) PDF

Resource Guide for Student Parents (Link)


Counseling Resources for Graduate Students 

Counseling Services for personal, academic, career, and crisis concerns (PDF)

Counseling Groups for graduate students (PDF)

For GSIs: Getting help for a student in concern

Tang Center Online Resources (Link)

Berkeley Cares (Link)


Designated Emphases and Joint Degree Programs:

Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory

Designated Emphasis in European Studies

Designated Emphasis in Film and Media Studies

Designated Emphasis in Folklore

Designated Emphasis in Indigenous Language Revitalization

Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies

Designated Empahsis in New Media

Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Concurrent Degree in Medieval Studies


Campus Offices and Services

Graduate Resources - Graduate Division (PDF)

Disabled Students Program:

Ombuds Office for Students and Postdoctoral Appointees: