Each term, the Graduate Academic Performance Group evaluates the academic progress of each graduate student. Upon recommendation from the department or program and concurrence by the GAPG of a student’s failure to make satisfactory progress toward degree objectives, the student may be denied permission to continue.
Normally, such an action is preceded by a formal Dean’s warning, which demands substantial improvement in performance. The Dean’s warning is usually preceded by a “U” grade for thesis research or a pattern of unacceptable academic or/and research performance.
A denial of further registration may also be recommended by the Committee on Discipline based on its investigation of a complaint of unacceptable behavior, for example, plagiarism, harassment, or other nonprofessional conduct.
See also Graduate academic standards.