Graduate Resources

Graduate Program Documents and Forms

Handbook for Graduate Study in English (PDF)

Graduate Study Timeline (PDF)

Campus Resources for Graduate Students (Link)

Character and rationale for Language Exams (PDF)


Graduate Division Filing & Form Submission DEADLINES (Link)


Year 1

Language Rationale Form (PDF)

Review of Course Work Form (PDF)

Year 2

2nd-year Review Procedures (PDF)

2nd-year Review Adviser's Guidelines (PDF)

2nd-year Review Meeting Guidelines (PDF)

2nd-Year Review of Coursework Form (PDF)



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 (PDF)



Application for Candidacy for the Doctoral Degree (Grad. Div.) (PDF) - Review deadlines.

Prospectus Policies and Procedures (PDF)

Prospectus Grad Chair Approval (PDF)

Prospectus Conference Approval (PDF)


Dissertation Committee Scenarios (PDF)


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


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, 2013 through June 30, 2014, it would fall under the 2013-14 academic/fiscal year.
If your trip starts on July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, it would fall under the 2014-15 academic/fiscal year.

Domestic Conference/Archive Travel (PDF)

International Travel Form (PDF)

Entertainment Reimbursment Form

MLA Conference Travel Grants

Summer Foreign Language Study Award Application Form (PDF)


Graduate Student Computer Lab Policy

Use of the computer lab is voluntary.

As of 2013-14 there is no fee to use the computer lab.  Everyone must register each academic year for access.  The Graduate Advisor will send instructions for registering in August.

Computer Lab Policy English Department (PDF)


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 Film Studies:

Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, & Sexuality:

Designated Emphasis in Folklore:

Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies:

Medieval Studies Concurrent Degree:

Berkeley Center for New Media: http:


Campus Offices and Services

Graduate Resources - Graduate Division (PDF)

Disabled Students Program:

Ombuds Office for Students and Postdoctoral Appointees: