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Graduate Degree Retention Policy - 1L2

Whenever a graduate student's cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0 (4.0 scale), or 3.25 for a specialist's degree, the status of the student will be reviewed by the Dean of the Graduate School and the student's graduate adviser and/or graduate program director. If the student is permitted to continue, the conditions for continuance will be put in writing by the student's adviser or graduate program director and, upon concurrence of the Dean of the Graduate School, communicated to the student. In any case, if, after 15 semester hours of work in a degree program, a student has earned 6 or more hours of C or below in graduate-level courses, not balanced by A's in graduate-level courses, the student will be dropped and ordinarily is not again admissible to a degree program. Individual programs may have higher retention standards.

Approved by Chancellor effective 6/7/16
This policy was issued on June 15, 2016, replacing the September 12, 2011 version.
Document Reference: 1L2
Origin: GR 8-70/71; OP 10/7/91; OP 12/11/91; OP 2/21/92; GR 15/16-06

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