The Graduate School may terminate a student's degree candidacy for any of the following reasons:

  • a student is not making satisfactory academic or research progress, as outlined by the satisfactory academic progress policy, despite warnings;
  • a student fails to return to enrollment after an approved leave has ended;
  • a Ph.D. student has failed the general examination or final public oral two times;
  • an ET/DCC student has informed the department or the Graduate School of the decision not to complete degree requirements and submit a dissertation; or
  • an ET/DCC student has not been in regular contact with the adviser, committee, or academic department; has not made progress towards completing degree; and more than five years have passed from the date the student passed the general examination.

Terminated students are asked to complete the Checklist for Students Departing the University and submit it to the department.