of a Policy on Graduate Education: The Council on Graduate Studies, in
consultation with the Dean of the Graduate School, establishes policies
on graduate education to insure that graduate degree programs and graduate
courses are rigorous and meet the highest standards of graduate scholarship.
It is expected that all graduate students will remain in compliance with
requirements for degrees or post-baccalaureate study established by the
Graduate School. On rare occasions, circumstances beyond the student's
control may warrant a variation from the established requirements. Any
variation from the policies must be approved through the Graduate School
waiver and appeals process. All waivers must be approved by the Dean of
the Graduate School prior to initiating the policy variation. Students
may appeal waivers denied by the Dean to the Council on Graduate Studies
Waiver and Appeals Subcommittee. The Waiver and Appeals Subcommittee will
review the appeal and recommend a decision to the Council on Graduate Studies
which will appear in the Council's Minutes.
The Graduate School Application
Fee is a mandatory fee approved by the Board of Trustees (BOT Regulations
VJ3L) and can only be waived by the Board of Trustees.
Address : Phone:
City/State/Zip Code :
Semester/Term of Request :
Department/Degree Program Name:
Policy to be waived (Cite catalog
page, if applicable):
For policy waivers, 1) cite the
circumstances beyond the control of the student and 2) explain why the
variation will not diminish the quality of graduate scholarship:
Please deliver this form to your Graduate Coordinator and they will record their decision below.
Graduate Coordinator's Decision:
do NOT support the request
support the request for the following reasons:
Department Representative on Request
The Graduate Coordinator may request
that other department representatives provide additional input regarding
the waiver appeal. Additional input [if required by the coordinator]
should be provided in the space below.
of the Dean of the Graduate School and the Council on Graduate Studies
(when applicable) will be provided to all parties.