Advising and Review of Progress
The Graduate Program Director serves
as adviser to newly admitted students. During the first year,
with the Director, students select an
adviser according to their academic interests.
At the end of each academic year,
members of the Graduate Studies Committee review the progress
of all students. Students are expected to maintain standing
in accordance with sections 5 and 6 of the General Regulations of the Graduate
The Graduate Studies Committee places a
student on probation for one year when:
- the student's
record shows more than two grades of incomplete (excluding
thesis or dissertation credits);
- the cumulative grade point average
falls below 3.0.
In either case,
the Graduate Program Director writes the student a memorandum describing
the steps to be taken to remove probationary status. Probationary
status jeopardizes a student's eligibility for financial support, whether
by funding through the Department, the University (fellowship programs)
Failure to meet stipulated obligations in
the ensuing one-year period may result in termination of
graduate studies. Any student placed
may appeal in writing to the Graduate Studies Committee no later than
thirty days after the beginning of the semester following
the notice of probation.
This appeal will be granted only in cases of unusual hardship.
A student may petition the Graduate Studies Committee for a waiver or
modification of any requirement in this Statement of Procedure, except
for those mandated
by the Graduate
School. The Graduate Studies Committee will provide
written notice of its decision in a timely fashion.