Graduate Policies & Procedures

Denials of further registration

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.