There are several categories of credit hours for Sociology Graduate students that are restricted, and require completion of a Restricted Registration Agreement to enroll in those hours. Students do not enroll in these hours via myUCF.

Please note that you should not send PDF forms to the Graduate Admissions Coordinator. The registration form will be completed via DocuSign – steps are included below. 

These categories include: 

  • SYA 6908: Independent Study
  • SYA 6918: Directed Research
  • SYA 6909: Research Report (for non-thesis MA students)
  • SYA 6971: Thesis (for thesis MA students)
  • SYA 7919: Doctoral Research (for Qualifying Exam and Candidacy Exam preparation)
  • SYA 7980: Dissertation (must have candidacy status)
  • SYA 6946: Internship
  • SYA 6958: Study Abroad (requires approval from UCF Global)

In order to enroll in restricted credit hours, take the following steps: 

  • Identify the faculty member you will be working with. For thesis, dissertation, and research report hours, this should be your committee chair.
  • Work with the faculty member to determine the assignments, consultation policy, and learning outcomes for the hours. This information should be included on the form you will complete in step 3.
  • Complete the Restricted Registration Agreement via DocuSign.
    • On the landing page, you will enter your name and email, along with the name and email of the faculty member you will be working with.
    • On the registration form page, you will enter your student information, course information, and the assignment information.
    • You will sign the form digitally via DocuSign. Once you complete the form, it will be routed automatically to your faculty member to approve (they can also enter/update assignment information if needed), then will be routed automatically to the College of Sciences (
  • COS will submit the course information to the Registrar’s office, and you will be enrolled. You do not need to register for the hours via myUCF.
  • Once the hours are added to your schedule, you should review the course via myUCF to confirm that the credit hours, course number, grading scale, and instructor information are correct. If there are any issues, you should email before the end of the add/drop deadline for the semester in order for the issue to be resolved. Please be aware that issues that are submitted to the department after the add/drop deadline may not be resolved. 

Important Note: 

You do not need to send the signed PDF to the Graduate Admissions Coordinator. The form will be routed automatically via DocuSign. For security and standardization purposes, PDF forms emailed directly to the Graduate Admissions Coordinator will not be accepted for registration.

Any questions about the form or registration process should be directed to