Academic termination of degree-seeking students

Academic termination of degree seeking students 

Academic termination of a graduate student's program of studies may occur in four ways.

  1. Students may be required to terminate their graduate studies if they fail to maintain satisfactory academic progress. One example of failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress is non-adherence to the schedule of “Time Limits for Degrees.” See the Graduate Catalog for details.
  2. A student's graduate studies may be terminated if he/she fails to maintain the specific standards of the student’s academic program as described in the program specific sections of the Graduate Catalog. For example, a doctoral program may indicate that the accumulation of two C grades or one U grade is grounds for termination from the program.
  3. A student's graduate studies will be terminated if, after receiving an initial suspension and subsequent reinstatement the student receives a grade of C, U or N in a graduate level course.
  4. Students who are suspended from a graduate program and are denied re-admittance through the suspension appeal process are considered terminated from their graduate program. In all cases of termination from a graduate program, the student’s transcript will bear the notation “Candidacy Terminated.”