Registrar's Forms

Registrar's Forms

Below please find the most commonly used forms and applications. Do not hesitate to contact the registrar’s office if you do not find what you need or have any questions. Please note that some internet browsers require that you save rather than open the forms that are in pdf format. You may print and return your pdf forms by fax, by scan/email, by post, or simply drop in if you’re on campus. Forms not requiring a signature are available as online forms. These forms are received directly by the registrar’s office.

Courses, Credit and Grading Forms, and Applications

Audit or Special Student Request Form
Students enrolled as candidates for some graduate degrees, members of the bar, and Connecticut residents over the age of 62 may audit courses with the consent of the faculty member and the associate dean for admissions and assistant dean of students. Under special circumstances, students with a J.D. may take classes as a "special student" on a pass/fail basis with approval from the director of graduate programs and the associate dean for academic affairs. Individuals requesting permission to become an auditor or special student should consult the schedule of courses before completing to required form. Audit Course Request Form »

Course Outside the School of Law Request Form
This form is to be completed by current students at the UConn School of Law who desire to take a course/courses outside the school of law, but not a full semester’s worth of course work. Students seeking to transfer to or visit another law school or take part in one of the exchange programs do not complete this form. Students are expected to review the academic regulations regarding course work outside the school of law before completing this request. Course Outside the Law School Form »

Credit Overload/Underload Request Form
This form is to be used by current students looking to deviate from the standard credit load for their division.  The norm for day division J.D. students is 10-16 credits, for evening division students the norm is 8-12 credits. This form must be completed and filed with the registrar’s office prior to the end of the add/drop period each semester. Credit Overload/Underload Request Form »

Course Paper Extension Request
This form is to be used by current students looking to extend the deadline of a paper written in conjunction with a course. (Students seeking to extend the deadline of an independent, special research project should use another extension form.) Extensions are granted for limited periods and are done so according to the guidelines outlined in the academic regulations. This form must be completed and filed with the registrar’s office prior to the original deadline. Course Paper Extension Form »

Pass/Fail Grading Election Request
This form is to be completed by current students at the UConn School of Law who desire to take a course/courses on a pass/fail grading basis. There are limits to the number of courses that can be taken on a pass/fail basis and students are expected to review the academic regulations regarding pass/fail grading before completing this request. (Note: This form requires a NetID/password for access.) Pass/Fail Election Request Form »

Permission to Drop a Course Form
This form is to be used by current students to drop courses according to the following criteria: (1) this request is after the add/drop period but within the first six weeks of the fall/spring Semesters; (or in the case of the summer term between the second and sixth class meeting) and (2) at the end of the add/drop period, the course was not oversubscribed (e.g.: at its maximum enrollment with a waiting list). Please note: first year J.D. students may not drop required courses without the approval of the petitions committee or as provided by an approved accommodation request. Permission to Drop a Course Form »

Experiential Learning Applications and Forms

Externship Materials
All forms required to apply for and to complete an individual externship are found on the experiential learning pages of the Law School's website. Visit the Externship Website »

Multiple Clinic/Externship Request Form
This form must be completed by current students at UConn Law School who wish to enroll in a clinic or individual externship while simultaneously doing Advanced Fieldwork in a clinical program in which they were previously enrolled.  This is the only basis on which students may simultaneously participate in two clinics (whether they be in-house, partnership or externship clinics), or a clinic and an individual externship, during the same term.
Dual Clinic/Externship Enrollment Approval Form »

Student Practice Form - Connecticut
This form should be used to apply for certification to appear as a legal intern before Connecticut courts and administrative tribunals pursuant to the state's "student practice" rules, Sections 3-14 through 3-21 of the Connecticut Practice Book. Please complete the applicant's section and submit the form to the registrar. Upon certification by the registrar and assistant dean of students, a letter will be sent to the clerk of the Hartford Superior Court pursuant to Practice Book § 3-18. (A copy will be sent to the applicant.) Applicants are not eligible to appear as legal interns until that letter is on file with the court.Student Practice Form - Connecticut »

Student Practice Form – Massachusetts
This form should be used to apply for certification to appear as a legal intern before Massachusetts courts and administrative tribunals pursuant to the state's "student practice" rules. Please complete the applicant's section and submit the form to the registrar. Upon certification by the registrar and assistant dean of students, a letter will be sent by the dean of the Law School on the student’s behalf. Applicants are not eligible to appear as legal interns until that letter is on file with the court.Student Practice Form - Massachusetts »

Independent Research and Writing Requirement Forms

J.D. Method of Satisfying the Upper Class Writing Requirement Form
This form is to be completed by current students at the UConn School of Law to declare the method by which they plan to satisfy the upper class writing requirement. Students are expected to review the academic regulations regarding the methods of satisfying the requirement and the requirements of the final work product before completing this request. J.D. Method of Satisfying the Upper Class Writing Requirement Form »

LL.M. Thesis/Research Project Application
This form is to be completed by current LL.M. students so that they may be registered for their thesis or independent writing project. Students are expected to review the requirements of the LL.M. program before completing this request.

Thesis Application: Thesis Application Form »
Research Project Application: Research Project Application Form »

LL.M. Method of Satisfying the Writing Requirement Form
This form is to be completed by LL.M. students at the  UConn School of Law to declare the method by which they plan to satisfy the writing requirement. Students are expected to review the requirements of the LL.M. program before completing this request. LL.M. Writing Requirement Form »

Special Research Project Application
This form is to be completed by current students so that they may be registered for their independent writing project. There are credit limits and due dates associated with a special research project thus students are expected to review the academic regulations regarding special research projects before completing this request. Special Research Project Application »

Special Research Project Extension Request Form
This form is to be used by current students looking to extend the deadline of a independent, special research project. (Students seeking to extend the deadline of a paper for a seminar course should use this extension form.) Extensions are granted for limited periods and are done so according to the guidelines outlined in the academic regulations. This form must be completed and filed with the registrar’s office prior to the original deadline. Students with F-1/J-1 visas are reminded that that they must also contact the Office of International Affairs at Storrs to extend their Form I-20/DS-2019 to correspond with extended deadlines. Special Research Project Extension Request Form »

Address/Name Change

Students should submit this form to make a change in their name, address, phone number, email address or employer information. Upon receipt, the staff of the registrar’s office will enter this change in the student administration system through which other departments of the University and the School of Law can see the change. Students are reminded that it is also possible to use the self-service, on-line student administration system (PeopleSoft) to update their information. (Note: This form requies a NetID/password for access.) Address/Name Change Online Form »

Petition Request Form

This form is to be completed by students hoping to seek a waiver of deadline, policy or procedure. The petition should contain a complete statement of the facts and circumstances supporting the request. The opinion of the involved faculty member is required for all matters except those related to pass/fail grading or where the anonymity of the student's exam would be compromised. Once a petition is received, staff in the registrar's office will append information indicating any relevant ABA or any University or Law School regulation that the petitions committee may wish to consider in reaching its decision. The petition will then be forwarded to the petitions committee. Students should not contact the petitions committee members to discuss the facts or merit of a petition. Committee members may request an oral presentation in rare circumstances. The petitions committee will attempt to decide petitions within seven days of their receipt but this may not always be possible. If the petitioner has a compelling need for expedited consideration, this should be explained in the petition. Petitions occasioned by students' failure to act within prescribed Law School deadlines will not be considered emergencies warranting expedited consideration. The registrar is informed of the committee's decision by the chairperson who in turn notifies the student. The committee does not issue written decisions explaining its rationale. Students seeking additional information are referred to the associate dean for academic affairs. Decisions of the petitions committee are final and non-appealable. (Note: This form requies a NetID/password for access.) Petition Request Form»

Program Information Requests and Applications

Certificate Studies, Intention to Participate Form
UConn School of Law provides students with the opportunity to specialize their law studies and has established certificate programs to formalize this study. For some of these programs, students must only meet the criteria as outlined in the student handbook. J.D. students hoping to specialize in human rights are required to make a formal application to the program. All students intending to receive a certificate are asked to complete this application as it facilitates the transfer of credit (where applicable) and review of credentials. It is asked that students complete this form in the semester that they begin taking certificate appropriate courses. Completion of this form does not indicate acceptance into or completion of the certificate program, nor does it require students to complete the requirements of the program. Certificate Studies Intention to Participate Form»

Change of Division Request
Students may request to change divisions after completing the first year of the J.D. program (transfer students to UConn Law may request to change divisions after one year of study in the division to which they were admitted). Students are expected to review the academic regulations regarding transferring divisions before completing this request as additional enrollment requirements must be met by evening to day division transfers. Change of Division Request Form»

Diploma/Graduation Application
This form is required of all tentative graduates. Its purpose is to provide the Law School's commencement and registrar offices with information required to produce and send the law school diploma and prepare a student's file for graduation. Students should complete this form regardless of planned participation in the commencement ceremony. Completion of this form does indicate completion of the program. Diploma/Graduate Application»

Dual Degree Application
This form is required of all students seeking a dual degree. Its purpose is to notify both schools of the student's intended course of study and to facilitate credits transfer and payment.  Completion of this form does not constitute enrollment in a dual degree program as an approved admissions application to both schools is required. Students are expected to review the degree requirements of each school and the joint program agreement before completing this form. Dual Degree Notification Form»

Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Request
This form is to be completed by current students to request temporary or permanent separation from the UConn School of Law. Students considering temporary separation from the Law School are required to meet with the director of student services to discuss the reasons for separation, possible alternatives and other administrative concerns (including, but not limited to: ABA regulations regarding length of study, and monetary commitments to the Law School). Students may submit  this request form after completion of a meeting with a representative of student services. This request is reviewed by the assistant dean of students. Students who discontinue their studies at the School of Law without being granted approval to separate will be administratively withdrawn and must obtain the permission of the faculty petitions committee to resume studies at a later time. Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Request Form»

Teaching Assistant Forms

These forms are to be completed by current students in order to be registered for their teaching assistant assignment and to grant them administrative rights in the TWEN system. There are credit limits associated with a teaching assistantship thus students are expected to review the academic regulations regarding teaching assistants before completing this request. Teaching Assistant Application »

Transcript and Enrollment Verification Request Forms

Enrollment Verification Request Form
This request form is to be completed as often as students require letters of good standing or verification of enrollment (for employers, insurance companies, other institutions of higher education, as well as for many other entities). Unless specified, all enrollment verifications will include: (1) student's full name; (2) dates of attendance; (3) status: active, on leave, completed, etc.; (4) study load: full or part time; (5) program of study; and (6)  anticipated date of graduation or completion date. Students do not need to use this form if forms have been provided to students from another source. These forms may be brought directly to the registrar's office. Students should leave any dates of attendance fields blank as the staff of the registrar's office will complete this information. Students who do not require enrollment verification on School of Law letterhead may produce their own using the resources offered by the on-line student administration system. Enrollment Verification Form»

Transcript Request Form
Students may view their transcript at any time on their student administration accounts. Transcripts may be obtained in hard copy (official or unofficial transcripts are available) or as an electronic pdf version (only available for unofficial transcripts). Current students may complete this request form or may request transcripts in person at the registrar’s office. Transcript requests are generally processed within 24 hours of receipt and there is no fee for this service. Student Transcript Request Form»