Below is the department protocol for declaring an advisor.

(1) To declare an advisor, an Advisor Declaration Form shall be signed by both the student and the advisor and submitted to the graduate coordinator.

(2) In the case of a student who is changing their advisor, an Advisor Termination Form shall be signed by either the student or the advisor and submitted to the graduate coordinator. If the student has reached Candidacy, that student will then be given a period of 4 months to find a new advisor, and submit a new Advisor Declaration Form. Such a student who has failed to find a new advisor before the 4-month deadline may be put on academic probation.