Administration and Academic Policies

Student Responsibility

Each graduate student is personally responsible for completing all requirements established for his or her degree by the University, the Graduate School, and his/her department. It is the student’s responsibility to inform himself or herself of these requirements. A student’s advisor may not assume these responsibilities and may not substitute, waive, or exempt the student from any established requirement or academic standard. The University reserves the right to modify requirements at any time.

Although the University encourages the widest amount of student responsibility, with a minimum of administrative regulation, it expects each student to maintain appropriate standards in his or her academic and personal life. The University reserves the right to terminate the registration of any student who does not meet the standards acceptable to the University.