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Satisfactory Progress

Academic and Departmental Probation, Termination, and Appeals

Probation In addition to dismissal for failure to meet the usual examination and grade requirements, departments and graduate-degree-granting area programs have the right to place a student on departmental probation. After

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Annual Review of Graduate Student Progress

The Graduate School requires all master’s, educational specialist and doctoral students to submit an annual report of academic progress. At a minimum, graduate students should report on their academic progress,

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Comprehensive Examination

A doctoral student must successfully complete the comprehensive examination within a period of five years beginning with the first semester of enrollment as a PhD student. Individual departments or area

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Doctoral Student Academic Progress

Doctoral Student Academic Progress A doctoral student must successfully complete the comprehensive examination within a period of five years beginning with the first semester of enrollment as a PhD student. In

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Extensions

A request for an extension is distinct from an appeal process: a request for extension is the appropriate course of action when a student has failed to meet the time

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Grading & Credit

Grading Policy Graduate students’ grades in all courses counting toward an advanced degree may be reported as: A +/-, B +/-, and C +/-. Faculty members are not required to use a plus/minus

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Graduate Student Progress

Satisfactory progress The progress of each graduate student is evaluated annually by the student’s advisor and/or director of graduate studies. The definition of satisfactory progress and procedures for its verification may vary

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Probation & Termination Policies for Graduate Students

Probation In addition to dismissal for failure to meet the usual examination and grade requirements, departments and graduate-degree-granting area programs have the right to place a student on probation — and,

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