Warning Status, Academic Dismissal, and Termination


To continue in the Graduate School beyond the first semester or summer session, the student must:

  • make satisfactory progress in fulfilling any admission conditions that were imposed;
  • meet any requirements made in writing by the Graduate Studies Committee;
  • maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 (see Grades, Letter Grades for an explanation of the calculation of graduate student grade point averages); and
  • have approval of the Graduate Studies Committee.

Graduate Studies Committees are responsible for evaluating the students in their programs to ensure that they are making satisfactory progress toward a degree.  If the Graduate Studies Committee finds that a student is not making satisfactory progress, it may recommend to the graduate dean that the student's program be terminated.

A student whose graduate grade point average falls below 3.0 at the end of any semester or summer session will be warned by the Graduate School that his or her continuance in the Graduate School is in jeopardy.  During the next semester or summer session in which the student is registered, he or she must attain a grade point average of at least 3.0 or be subject to dismissal.  During this period the student may not drop any course or withdraw from the university without the approval of the graduate adviser and the graduate dean.

Students who have been dismissed from the Graduate School may be readmitted for further graduate study only by petition of the a Graduate Studies Committee to the graduate dean. The petition and readmission must be approved by the graduate dean.

Warning status and academic dismissal are reflected on the student's record.


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