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Online Doctoral Examination Committee Request System

A video tutorial on using the online committee request system is available at the bottom of this page.


This system is for use by University staff with proper authorization only; students should contact their departmental office to initiate a request for appointment of an examination committee.


To request a change to a committee during the 180-day term of appointment:

  1. Access the previously submitted request form through the link contained in the email notice you received upon the committee's appointment.
  2. Add or remove committee members and make note of the change in the text field above the Submit button.
  3. Click the Submit button.

After the change has been approved, you will receive an email with links to the revised committee forms.

Authorized Users

Only users listed on the departmental Authorized Signature form as authorized to submit doctoral committee requests online (on the first page of the form) are granted access to the secure system. For further information, refer to the Authorized Signature form instructions.

Graduate College Policy and Resources

Graduate College policy requires a minimum of 4 voting committee members, at least 3 of whom are University of Illinois (Urbana campus) graduate faculty and at least 2 of whom are tenured University of Illinois (Urbana campus) graduate faculty.

Video Tutorial


Contact Info

  • Thesis Office (thesis@illinois.edu or 333-6278): for questions about committee appointments and submitting exam result forms
  • Wendy Wimmer (wwimmer@illinois.edu or 333-2983): for questions about adding/extending Graduate Faculty membership or submitting/updating the Authorized Signature form