Preceding the withdrawal policy in the catalog (proposed statement):
Continuation in the graduate programs requires satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree. Evidence of such progress includes maintaining at least a 3.0/4.0 cumulative average throughout the course of graduate study. Furthermore, in order to graduate, a student must have at least a GPA of 3.0/4.0.
Failure to obtain a GPA of 3.0/4.0 for the first twelve credit hours will result in a probationary status. Any student who does not remove his/ her probation in two semesters will be dismissed from the University.
Leave of Absence
Graduate students may request a leave of absence from a program through a petition submitted to their academic advisors. A student who does not register for courses for more than one calendar year must apply for reinstatement to the graduate degree program.
Withdrawal from Courses
After the date of dropping and/or adding courses period, students are allowed until the end of the 14th week as of the beginning of a semester to withdraw from courses. “W” will be inscribed on their records. No withdrawal is allowed beyond this period.
Late withdrawal may be accepted only in case of illness or circumstances beyond control.