Knowledge Center - Forms

Quick Links

Document Processing Submission System (DPSS)

The Document Processing Submission System (DPSS) is the primary location for students, staff, and faculty to submit, review, and approve graduate degree plans and related documents. The degree plan defines the coursework goals and the committee for a graduate degree. The degree plan should be submitted before the semester that a student plans to graduate.

The degree plan can be edited after submission via petition, also found in DPSS.

The following documents are submitted through DPSS:

  • Degree Plan
  • Committee Change Long Form Petition
  • Coursework Change Long Form Petition
  • Time Limits Long Form Petition
  • Waiver and Exception Long Form Petition
    • Requesting a Leave of Absence
    • Waive the Residency Requirement
    • Unmark Research Courses Applied to Previous Degree That Were Not on the Previous Degree Plan
    • Register for Excess Hours in a Semester
    • Exceeding Hour Limits for Certain Courses
  • Change in Major, Degree, or Department (MDD) Petition

Students who experience problems using DPSS may contact for assistance.

Related knowledge

How do I make sense of my fellowship award letter?
Office of The Registrar - Student Services Area
Are course fees included in the the Mandate to Cover Tuition and Fees for PHD GATS, GARS, an GALS?

Explore Grad Aggieland


Texas A&M Hosts Promising Young Scientists Ahead of Prestigious Nobel Laureate Meeting

A select group of young scientists gathered at Texas A&M University last week in preparation for the upcoming 73rd Nobel Laureate Meetings in Lindau, Germany. The young scientists — a total of 32 students and post-doctoral researchers from across the country — will join more than 600 of their peers from around the world at this year’s meetings, set for June 30-July 5.

View All News

The grad school arc

If you’re just starting your Ph.D., especially in a STEM field, Serina talks in her latest post about the differences between each year of a 5-year Ph. D. program.

View All Blogs
Defense Announcement

Deep Learning for Molecular Geometry and Property Analysis

View All Defense