Reenrollment

Reenrollment is the annual process whereby departments and programs and the Graduate School evaluate the academic progress of candidates for advanced degrees. The reenrollment process, which is conducted during the latter half of the spring term, is often supplemented by other departmentally specific evaluations conducted at different times during the academic year (for example, doctoral students’ thesis committee meetings, which may occur once or at several times during an academic year). Students participate actively in the annual reenrollment process by preparing their own written statement of academic progress during the current year, and goals and objectives for the coming year. All students eligible for reenrollment, including those writing dissertations, must make formal application each year through their individual department. Students who have satisfied all academic requirements within their department or program and demonstrated their readiness for continuing graduate work are offered reenrollment no later than June; others are notified about reenrollment when a basis for judgment is available.

Guidelines for Satisfactory Academic Progress

For all advanced degree candidates

  • Completing high quality work in courses and seminars
  • Satisfying the residence, language, and other departmental requirements
  • Performing effectively in an assistantship in instruction (AI) or assistantship in research (AR) position, where relevant

For Ph.D. candidates, post-generals

  • Making significant research progress toward degree
  • Performing effectively in an assistantship in instruction (AI) or assistantship in research (AR) position, where relevant

For more information please see the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.