Academic Good Standing and Academic Withdrawal

The minimum standard for satisfactory work for the Graduate Faculties is a B average in each academic year, but the graduate group may set additional requirements that determine advancement; these requirements may require a student to withdraw despite a satisfactory grade average, if the quality of the student’s work is not at a level that predicts successful degree completion.

Students whose grades are not meeting minimum requirements or who are not satisfactorily meeting other graduate group requirements will receive a communication at the end of the academic term or year regarding their academic probation, along with an outline for what actions need to be taken in order to return to academic good standing, and a timeline for doing so. Students receiving such a communication are responsible for working with their advisor and/or graduate group chair to improve academic performance. Students who do not return to academic good standing within the time frame outlined may be withdrawn by the graduate group.

School specific policies: