Forms & Important Links

Forms


The list contains key forms that graduate students in the Department of Economics will use throughout their studies. Other necessary forms that students might encounter on a case-by-case scenario are included in the Graduate School website which includes information and forms on transfer credit, thesis, scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, and grants.

Academic Forms:

  • Independent Study (ECO 400): To be completed by the student and the student’s direct faculty supervisor and submitted to the graduate program director.  
  • Final Exam Conflict: Verification of three or more final exams on one day. To be submitted with the University Registrar.
  • Professional Practice (ECO 498): Students who apply for an internship must also complete the Professional Practice Health Insurance Certification form.

Graduation Forms:

  • Master’s Degree Audit: Submit the form at the beginning of the semester before your planned semester of graduation to the graduate program director, Dr. Nikolaou. Detailed due dates for each semester can be found here.
  • Graduation Application: Submit the online application and the graduation fee at the start of the semester before your planned semester of graduation.
  • Request to Extend Time to Degree: Only for master’s students whose six year to degree has expired. To be submitted to the graduate program director.

Employment Forms:

  • USCIS Form I-9: Employment eligibility verification form from the Department of Homeland Security. For more information click here. Required document for a Graduate Assistant position before the time of first employment at the University. New domestic students can file the form at the Department of Economics. New international students must file the form in the Human Resources office.
  • USCIS Form I-765: Application for employment authorization from the Department of Homeland Security. For more information click here. Required document for a Graduate Assistant position before the time of first employment at the University. New international students must file the form in the Human Resources office.
  • Social Security Number and Card: A Social Security number is important because you need it to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and get some other government services. You should keep your Social Security card in a safe place with your other important papers and avoid giving it out unnecessarily. For more information about the process click here.
  • Graduate Assistant Student Health Insurance Certification: Required document for a Graduate Assistant position to be submitted every semester to the Department of Economics.

Research Forms:

Tuition Waiver Forms:

  • Graduate Tuition Waiver: Application for tuition waiver to be submitted to the graduate program director of the Department of Economics, Dr. Nikolaou.
  • Diversity Tuition Waiver: Application for tuition waiver awarded competitively to U.S. citizens from traditionally underrepresented groups. To be submitted in person at the Graduate School.

Important Links


Final Exam Schedule: The schedule is available in mid-September for exams during the Fall Semester, and in mid-February for the Spring Semester. It includes information on requesting changes in the final exam schedule in case of more than two final exams in one day.

Academic Calendar: dates for start and end of the semesters, breaks, and exam periods (online).

Printable Academic Calendar: dates for start and end of the semesters, breaks, and exam periods (PDF).

ISU Course Finder: Th website includes a detailed list of available courses by department for the academic year.

University Registrar: The Office of the University Registrar includes information on any registration related information from first time registration and transfer credit to transcripts and graduation policies. All official university deadlines are available through the Registrar.

My.IllinoisState: Illinois State University's central location for students to quickly and easily access secure information and resources.

Reggienet: ISU’s main platform of course-related material, announcements, and grades for all currently enrolled courses.

Career Center: The Career Center strives to provide students and alumni with career services and resources that enhance their career development and readiness, while providing them with opportunities to connect with employers seeking Redbirds as candidates.

Policies & Procedures


Graduate Catalogue: The University Catalog allows individuals to learn more about programs of study, determine the courses needed for graduation, or compile a plan of study. Remember, catalogs vary from year to year. For questions about your catalog year degree requirements see your graduate advisor.

Graduate Assistant Handbook: The Graduate Assistant Handbook includes information to commonly asked questions about graduate assistantships at Illinois State University should provide you with answers to many of the commonly asked questions about graduate assistantships at Illinois State University as well as rights and responsibilities for your new role. If you can’t find the answer to your question in this handbook, please use the contact list at the end of this handbook to contact a staff member who can assist you or contact your graduate advisor.

Other Resources


List of research data sources from the American Economic Association.