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Purpose: to define withdrawal from the University.

Academic Goal: to define criteria by which graduate students, who are unable to complete the semester, may elect to withdraw from the University.

Scope: all graduate students.

Policy Statement

  1. The dropping of all academic work for which a student is registered in any semester constitutes withdrawal from the University, and changes the student’s status to nondegree.
  2. An application as a Returning Graduate Student must then be submitted and approved if the student wants to enroll for further work toward a degree.

Revision History

Adapted from Graduate Bulletin: June 2018

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