Using the Advisor and Committee Recommendation form

The Advisor and Committee Recommendation form is a dynamic PDF form used to appoint your advisor and/or committee. As a dynamic form, it will only work in Adobe Acrobat or Reader.  If the hyperlink doesn’t open the PDF as expected, we recommend right clicking on the link, selecting “Save link as…” (or similar option in your browser) and saving the file.  Open Adobe Acrobat or Reader and open the saved form.

The form opens with basic information about you, including your M Number and degree type.

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Enter information about you and your degree type.

 

Depending on the degree type you select, and the degree option (for master’s students), the form will ask you if you are recommending your committee now.  If you answer “yes” (as we will do in this example), you will be able to enter your committee.  If you answer “no”, a text warning letting you know when the Graduate School recommends you appoint your committee will be displayed.  You can submit this form at a later date to appoint your committee.

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After you have selected your degree type (and option for masters’ students), you will select your degree program and let us know if you are recommending your committee (if applicable).

 

Next, complete the section asking you for information about your advisor.  You will need your advisor’s name, and the year and semester you began working with your advisor.  If you have co-advisors, answer “Yes” to “Are you selecting a co-advisor?” question and provide the same information about your co-advisor.

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Provide the name of your advisor and when you began working with them. Let us know if you have a co-advisor and provide the same information for that individual.

 

In this example, Blizzard is appointing his committee, so the table below will appear on the form.  In the boxes provided, enter the names of your committee members.  If you don’t know all of the committee members at this time, enter “TBD” or similar text in the box provided.  If you have additional committee members, press the “Add additional committee members” button (not shown).  Note that your advisor information has transferred to this table in a form that has all of the information the Graduate School needs in format that is useful for our process.

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Fill in the table with committee members if you are appointing them at this time. If you are only appointing part of your committee, type explanatory text in a required box (“To be determined”). Add more members by pushing a button (not visible here).

 

After you have completed the form, you will need to print it and obtain the required signatures.  Text below the signature line will list the invidual(s) allowed to sign the form.  Note that the form will appear differently in a printed form than on the screen to save on paper and provide information to the Graduate School in a form that is efficient for our process. You may mail or walk the form to the Graduate School or you may email a legible scan to gradschool@mtu.edu.

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Obtain signatures for the form. The text below the line will list the individual(s) who are allowed to sign.