Student Disqualification

Process for disqualifying a student from an academic program.

Departments lack the authority to disqualify a student directly and must request that the Graduate College do any disqualification.  When a student fails to meet program guidelines for satisfactory progress, as outlined in Departmental Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines, remedial processes must take place before disqualification can be proposed.  The student must receive written notification with clearly written instructions of what the student must do including a date by which each action must be completed.  The Graduate College should receive a copy of letters of unsatisfactory progress (send to Associate Dean and Degree Counselor).  The Associate Dean is happy to review drafts of such letters.  Students must be given an opportunity to appeal or rebut items of unsatisfactory progress and departmental guidelines must indicate a process for such appeals.  If the student fails to remediate and has exhausted departmental appeals, the program may send a formal request to the Associate Dean of the Graduate College recommending dismissal from the program and the Graduate career.  

Last updated 22 Jul 2019