Part 3: Registration and Degree Requirements

Note: A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required to graduate. For additional regulations, refer to the Graduate Studies Calendar: Academic Regulations, Policies and Program Requirements.

Failure of a Course

Students who obtain a failing grade in a course (less than a “B–”) that is required for their graduate program may repeat the course one time to receive a passing grade (“B–”). The student must apply to the MN Program Committee to repeat a course; in many cases the student may experience a delay of up to one year in their program, depending on the availability of courses. In the rare case a failed course is not re-offered during the student’s program, a substitute course may be selected by the MN Program Committee and will replace the original failed course in any GPA calculation.

Academic Probation

A course instructor and/or Thesis Supervisory Committee recommending a student for probation will provide the MN Program Committee with a detailed evaluation of the student’s performance and outline of the conditions for probation. The course instructor and/or Thesis Supervisory Committee will also include a detailed plan to transition the student out of probation including outlining specific tasks, duties and responsibilities for the student. The decision of the MN Program Committee along with supporting information will be provided to the SGS Dean. Once the student has met the conditions of the probation, the course instructor and/or Thesis Supervisory Committee will provide a written assessment of the student’s progress to the MN Program Committee. Once approved, the student will regain good standing in their program. If the student has not met the conditions of probation, the course instructor and/or Thesis Supervisory Committee must recommend that the student be required to withdraw from the program to the MN Program Committee and the decision forwarded to the SGS Dean.


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