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Good Academic Standing

Policy
Purpose: 

To define good academic standing for Graduate students

Applies to: 

All Lawrence/Edwards campus Graduate students

Campus: 
Lawrence
Edwards
Policy Statement: 

Evaluation of graduate student academic standing includes, but is not limited to, consideration of performance in and progress through a graduate program according to program expectations.

Performance:
Graduate students must maintain an expected level of performance throughout their program. Criteria for evaluating satisfactory performance include, but are not limited to:

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Graduate programs may have more stringent GPA requirements;
  2. Academic and scholarly integrity (for more information, see related policies section);
  3. Compliance with academic policies at the University, school, and departmental level; and
  4. Satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree.
    Graduate programs are responsible for evaluating students at least annually to assess progress toward a degree.  Progress may be determined by factors including:

i. Completion of coursework, milestones, exams, or other program components on a specified timeframe and

ii. Official time to degree and total time in program.

Graduate programs may have additional measures of progress. Failure to maintain an expected level of performance will result in a student not being in good academic standing.

Lack of good academic standing will result in the graduate program placing the student on  probation or in dismissal from the program (for more information, see policies on academic probation and dismissed enrollment).

It is expected that graduate programs will evaluate graduate students pursuing more than one degree program based on their progress in each program individually. 

Contact: 

Graduate Studies
785-864-8040
graduate@ku.edu

Approved by: 
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Approved on: 
Monday, April 13, 2015
Effective on: 
Monday, April 13, 2015
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Background: 

This policy reflects the practices that have been in place at the University of Kansas for a number of years.

Definitions: 

Academic Integrity: Academic and scholarly integrity assumes that academic work is represented truthfully as to its source and its accuracy and that academic results are obtained by a fair and authorized means.

Keywords: 
Good academic standing, Academic probation, Dismissed enrollment, Master’s program time constraints, Doctoral program time constraints
Review, Approval & Change History: 

4/15/2015:  Added to KU Policy Library.

Prior to final approval by the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, this policy was reviewed and endorsed by the academic Associate Deans, the University Registrar, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Graduate Division personnel, the Executive Council of Graduate Faculty, and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Academic Categories: 
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