Grounds for Dismissal

Failure to meet deadline dates in a degree program sequence (as described in Plan of Study section of this handbook) may be grounds for dismissal from the graduate program. Furthermore, a student who has less than a 3.0 GPA after the first 9 graduate credit hours (or any subsequent semester) of graduate study will be placed on academic probation. If the student has not made satisfactory progress (as specified in the student’s probationary agreement approved by the advisory committee) toward developing an overall 3.0 GPA by the end of the second semester following probation, the student will be dismissed from graduate study in the Department. The faculty may vote to dismiss a student from graduate study in the Department in cases of the student’s intentional academic dishonesty; racial, religious, or sexual harassment; theft; workplace use of illegal drugs or alcohol; or other actions detrimental to the University.