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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), 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 for the current degree not balanced by A's in graduate-level courses for that degree, the student may be dropped and ordinarily is not again admissible to that degree program. Individual programs may have higher retention standards.

Approved by Chancellor effective 2/8/18
This policy was issued on March 6, 2018, replacing the June 15, 2016 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; GR 17/18-07

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