6.2.2 Academic Policies: Graduate

Printable Version

Effective Date:

10-18-78

Revision Date:

12-14-18

University Policy Statement:

It is the policy of the University to administer graduate programs to qualified graduate students.

University Practice:

The Graduate Catalog explains procedures for the following requirements:

  • Application and Admission
  • Program requirements and prerequisites
  • Program advising
  • Academic load
  • Degree and award credit hours
  • Combined bachelor’s-master’s degree and award credit hours
  • Time-to-degree
  • Transfer of credit from other universities or other graduate degrees
  • Course auditing
  • Course limitations
  • Course withdrawal
  • Grading system
  • Grade point average and other graduation requirements 
  • Residency
  • Graduate course enrollment by undergraduate students
  • Probation and dismissal
  • Degree audit for graduation

Responsibility For Implementation:

The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs is responsible for the overall implementation, administration and interpretation of this policy. 

Scope of Policy Coverage:

The policy applies to all graduate students and graduate programs. 

Authority for Creation and Revision


Minutes of the Board of Regents, October 18, 1978; para.  .1997M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, March 21, 2006; para.  .6590M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, June 22, 2018
Minutes of the Board of Regents, December 14, 2018


Last Review Date: December 2018


University Policy Statement:

It is the policy of the University to administer graduate programs to qualified graduate students.

University Practice:

The Graduate Catalog explains procedures for the following requirements:

  • Application and Admission
  • Program requirements and prerequisites
  • Program advising
  • Academic load
  • Degree and award credit hours
  • Combined bachelor’s-master’s degree and award credit hours
  • Time-to-degree
  • Transfer of credit from other universities or other graduate degrees
  • Course auditing
  • Course limitations
  • Course withdrawal
  • Grading system
  • Grade point average and other graduation requirements 
  • Residency
  • Graduate course enrollment by undergraduate students
  • Probation and dismissal
  • Degree audit for graduation

Responsibility For Implementation:

The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs is responsible for the overall implementation, administration and interpretation of this policy. 

Scope of Policy Coverage:

The policy applies to all graduate students and graduate programs.