Academic and Registration Policies and Resources
Selected university policies are listed below. The information given here is intended to supplement the official policies given in the Graduate Catalog and other official documents, such as the General Information catalog and the Handbook of Operating Procedures.
- 14-Semester rule for student employment
- 99 Hour Rule
- Cooperative Arrangements with Other Texas Institutions
- Correspondence Credit - Courses taken by correspondence through this or any other university may not be counted toward a graduate degree.
- Courses Counted toward Another Degree
- Credit by Examination - Credit by examination is not accepted for credit toward graduate degrees.
- Digital dissertation requirement
- Extension credit
- Full-time Graduate Student Status/Course Load
- Grades and Credit/No Credit
- Graduate School Policy on Departing Faculty Service on Dissertation Committee.
- Intellectual Property Tutorial Requirement
- Leaves of Absence
- Plus/Minus Grading System
- Research with Human Subjects
- Office of Research Support and Compliance
- IRB Policies at The University of Texas
- Policies for dissertations involving research with human subjects (.pdf)
- Reservation of Work by Undergraduates for Graduate Credit
- Warning Status, Academic Dismissal, and Termination
Information and policies related to registration for classes are given below. Complete information about the registration process is given in the Course Schedule.
- Registrar's services online, Registration
- Academic Calendars (also see Calendar of Key Dates)
- Course Schedules
- Graduate Catalog
- General Information Catalog
- Graduate Programs, Deadlines and Contacts
- General Degree Requirements (see Graduate Catalog)
- Full time Graduate Student Status/Course Load
- Registration bars
- Change of major
- Adding and Dropping Courses
- Affiliated Studies
- Continuous Registration
- In Absentia Registration
- International Independent Study and Research (ISR)
- Late Registration
- Registration Procedures
- Registration Requirement for the Final Semester
- Upper-Division Undergraduates in Graduate Courses
Questions about specific Graduate School policies related to registration or the academic records of graduate students may be sent to:
A comprehensive overview of admission requirements, degree requirements, and fields of study is provided in chapters 3 and 4 of the Graduate Catalog. Additional information about program descriptions and requirements is available from the graduate adviser and graduate coordinator of each program. Information about university policies and regulations is given in the General Information catalog.