Policy on Satisfactory Academic Standing
Good academic and administrative standing are required for continued enrollment in the PhD program. Good academic standing is constituted by:
- Acquiring an advisor (also called a sponsor), in consultation with the DGS
- Maintaining consistent contact with the DGS and the advisor
- Fulfilling the dissertation prospectus requirement
- Holding semesterly chapter meetings with the dissertation sponsor and at least one other member of the dissertation committee (beginning in the semester after the prospectus defense)
- Completing degree requirements and maintaining superior quality of work as determined by the department
- Maintaining a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0*
- Holding no more than one mark of Incomplete at any given time
- Fulfilling pedagogical requirements and responsibilities as designated by the department and GSAS.
*The cumulative GPA is derived from all courses in which a student has registered and received a grade, except when the student takes a course again after receiving an F. In such cases, the F received for the original iteration does not count toward the GPA.
Good administrative standing entails being in compliance with all applicable administrative policies and procedures of the university.
Failure to maintain good academic or administrative standing may result in academic or administrative warning, probation, suspension, or dismissal. Students who are not in good standing will be advised regarding corrective steps to take, the deadlines for doing so, and the consequences of failing to remedy the matter. A student who fails to take corrective steps within the specified time limit will be terminated from candidacy for his/her degree. In cases of evident and extreme failure to achieve progress, a student may be dismissed from the degree program without a probationary period. All students are expected to familiarize themselves with the EALAC policies and procedures. For more information regarding Good Standing please see the GSAS Policy Handbook. Students can also reach out to the DGS and/or the Associate Director of Academic Programs.