Rights and Responsibilities

A graduate student at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a person officially admitted to and currently enrolled in The Graduate School. The programs, policies, courses, procedures, and minimum requirements of The Graduate School are described in the Graduate Catalog of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, which is published annually. Other information, including deadline dates for change of registration and submission of material to meet graduation requirements, is published each term in The Graduate School website. In addition, many departments and programs have brochures describing their own policies and procedures, which may be more restrictive than the general regulations of The Graduate School. It is the responsibility of each student to be thoroughly familiar with the regulations of The Graduate School, and of the appropriate department or program, so as to avoid complications and delay. It is the responsibility of The Graduate School and the Department or program to keep the related information as current as possible. Changes in overall policies are processed through the Graduate Council.