Graduate Studies

Policies and Procedures

Below is a listing of pertinent academic policies and procedures that graduate students should be aware of. For a complete listing of Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures please refer to the online Graduate Catalog.
                Registration
                Responsibility for Registration
                Approval of Initial Registration
                Course Additions and Schedule Changes
                Continuous Registration Requirement
                Continuous Registration Requirement, Project/Thesis/ Dissertation
                Multiple Registration
                Cross-Registration Procedures
                Registration at Another College
                Undergraduate Registration in Graduate Courses
                Graduate Registration in Undergraduate Courses
                Enrollment Status
                Full-time Certification
                Course Code Explanation
                Rutgers-Newark Courses
                Enrollment Status
                Full-time Certification
                Half-time Students
                Grades
                Project, Thesis, and Dissertation Grades
                Final Grades in Project, Thesis, and Dissertation
                Special Topics
                Independent Study
                Incomplete
                Satisfactory and Unsatisfactory
                Grade Reports
                Grade Changes
                Grade Disputes
                Special Circumstances
                Course Repetition
                Transcript of Grades
                Academic Performance and Satisfactory Progress Policy
                Academic Warning
                Academic Probation
                Dismissal
                Appeals
                Readmission if Dismissed
                Format and Submission
                Master's Thesis Advisor, Committee, and Defense
                Grades
                Progress towards Degree
                Intellectual Property and Copyright Ownership
                General Graduate Degree Requirements
                Graduate Certificate Requirements
                Grade Point Average Calculation
                Expiration of Credit
                Independent Study Courses
                Degrees Dates and Diploma Applications
                M.S./M.S. and Dual Master’s Programs
                Master of Science Degree Requirements
                Credits for Degree
                Obtaining a Master’s Degree while Pursuing the PhD
                Qualifying Examination
                Dissertation and Pre-Doctoral Research Credits
                Dissertation Advisor, Dissertation Committee and Research Proposal
                Doctoral Dissertation Format and Submission
                Progress towards Degree
                Residency
                Doctoral Candidacy
                Intellectual Property and Copyright Ownership
                A. POLICY INTENT AND STUDENT PARTICIPATION
                    1. Policy Intent
                    2. Initial Participation
                    3. Participation and Renewal
                    4. Participation and Assignment Approval
                B. STUDENT ELIGIBILITY
                    1. Doctoral Students
                    2. Master’s Students
                    3. Students Receiving Financial Support
                    4. Students Supported to do Research
                C. REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS
                    1. Career Development Services and Graduate Studies Office Review
                    2. Cooperative Education and Project, Thesis, or Dissertation Completion
                    3. Limits on Full-Time Status and Time to Completion
                    4. Co-op Course Registration
                    5. Tuition Charges
                    6. Limits on Participation during a Semester
                    7. Grades for Co-op Courses