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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.



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 discontinues the student’s enrollment status.
  2. An application to Resume Study 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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