Candidacy Approval Form Information
This form is formally called the Petition for Advancement to Graduate Candidacy. It tells SJSU that your department is advancing you for review for candidacy for a graduate degree.
Note: Students are to upload this form to the D2L SLIS Candidacy site — do not send this form directly to the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations office (GAPE). Do Not FAX to SLIS — FAXes will not be accepted.
Students do not need to have their own advisors sign this form. SLIS will download your Candidacy Form from D2L, obtain necessary signatures, and then forward it to GAPE.
SLIS sets the due date a week prior to the GAPE due date. This is because we need time to review your submitted form, have it signed by the SLIS Coordinator of Admissions and Academic Advising, and send it in hardcopy to the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations office (GAPE) by their posted deadline.  GAPE will give the final and official approval or denial.
DUE to SLIS BEFORE the GAPE deadline (for December 2014 graduation, submit to D2L by March 25, 2014).

How to Fill Out:

Follow the appropriate link details on how to fill out this form online and save it to your computer for uploading to D2L:

How to Submit:

  1. Self-register for the SLIS Candidacy Site-LIBR0002 course in D2L.
    1. Log in to your D2L account.
    2. In the My Courses widget, click on the SLIS Advising and Resource Center + ePortfolio Portal link
    3. Click on the SLIS Community Sites link
    4. In the Course Offering Name column, click on the SLIS Candidacy Site link
    5. In the View Course Offering Information page, verify that you want to enroll into the SLIS Candidacy Site by clicking Register.
    6. You will then see the Registration Information page. The fields on this page will be populated with your D2L account information. Click Submit.
    7. You will then see the Confirmation page. Click Finish to complete the self registration process.
  2. Upload your form onto D2L’s SLIS Candidacy Site.
    1. Click on the D2L link to the SLIS Candidacy Site to access. Read the instructions there.
    2. Click on the Forms Dropboxes tab.
    3. Click on the Submit your completed Candidacy Approval form here folder.
    4. In Submit Files, click on the Add a File button. Browse for your file on your computer, highlight it, and click the Upload button.
    5. Enter in comments if you would like and then click the Submit button.

Once approved, do not submit this form again.  To make changes, submit a substitution form.