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graduate_handbook:physics_graduate_policies [2018/04/04 15:07]
vinals [Physics Graduate Policies]
graduate_handbook:physics_graduate_policies [2018/04/04 15:14]
vinals [Requirements for satisfactory progress in the graduate program]
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 ===== Requirements for satisfactory progress in the graduate program ===== ===== Requirements for satisfactory progress in the graduate program =====
  
-Requirement +Requirement ​Remedy for non compliance ​^ 
-Remedy for non compliance +GWE passed at the end of the first year One more chance at the end of the second year. Student should complete requirements for M.Sc. before the second attempt ​| 
-GWE passed at the end of the first year +Minimum GPA in graduate core classes of 3.3 Classes need to be retaken to resolve the issue by the end of the second year | 
-One more chance at the end of the second year. Student should complete requirements for M.Sc. before the second attempt. +Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 One year probationary period, not extensible. New classes counting towards the degree need to be taken to raise the cumulative GPA above 3.0 | 
-Minimum GPA in graduate core classes of 3.3 +Oral Preliminary Exam passed by the end of the third year Adviser may petition for a six month extension ​| 
-Classes need to be retaken to resolve the issue by the end of the second year. +Satisfactory annual report of progress by Oral Committee for TA appointment renewal ​No Teaching Assistant appointment beyond the third year will be offered unless a positive statement of progress is made within the three months prior to the first appointment in any twelve month period ​| 
-Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 +Degree completed in a maximum of 8 years Petition before the University is possible for a one year extension. Follow University guidelines ​|
-One year probationary period, not extensible. New classes counting towards the degree need to be taken to raise the cumulative GPA above 3.0. +
-Oral Preliminary Exam passed by the end of the third year +
-Adviser may petition for a six month extension. +
-Satisfactory annual report of progress by Oral Committee for TA appointment renewal +
-No Teaching Assistant appointment beyond the third year will be offered unless a positive statement of progress is made within the three months prior to the first appointment in any twelve month period. +
-Degree completed in a maximum of 8 years +
-Petition before the University is possible for a one year extension. Follow University guidelines+
 ===== Financial Support Policy ===== ===== Financial Support Policy =====
  
 1. The financial aid resources of the School of Physics and Astronomy consist of teaching assistantships ("TA appointments"​),​ research assistantships ("RA appointments"​),​ Graduate School Fellowships awarded to the School for stipends and tuition, and a few Endowed Graduate Fellowships. RA appointments are granted by individual faculty members supported by research funds, and are subject only to review by the School Head. Such appointments are contingent on the availability of research funds. Other appointments are made by the Director of Undergraduate Studies (TA appointments),​ or faculty committees acting through the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS). They are all reviewed by the School Head. From time to time, the School may nominate students for various other awards. These recommendations are made on a merit basis, and are subject to the policies of the particular award. 1. The financial aid resources of the School of Physics and Astronomy consist of teaching assistantships ("TA appointments"​),​ research assistantships ("RA appointments"​),​ Graduate School Fellowships awarded to the School for stipends and tuition, and a few Endowed Graduate Fellowships. RA appointments are granted by individual faculty members supported by research funds, and are subject only to review by the School Head. Such appointments are contingent on the availability of research funds. Other appointments are made by the Director of Undergraduate Studies (TA appointments),​ or faculty committees acting through the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS). They are all reviewed by the School Head. From time to time, the School may nominate students for various other awards. These recommendations are made on a merit basis, and are subject to the policies of the particular award.
  
-2. It is the policy of the School to support all graduate students making ​good academic progress on a 1/2 time basis. However, the resources available to the School may not permit such support in all cases. Thus, the School will generally allocate the available resources according to the policies specified here.+2. It is the policy of the School to support all graduate students making ​satisfactory ​academic progress on a 1/2 time basis. However, the resources available to the School may not permit such support in all cases. Thus, the School will generally allocate the available resources according to the policies specified here.
  
 3. Except in unusual cases, financial support for entering graduate students who do not receive fellowships will be in the form of a 1/2 time TA appointment. The TA appointment will be renewed for a second year subject to satisfactory academic progress by the student, and satisfactory performance of the required TA duties. Satisfactory academic progress does not require passing the graduate written examination during the first year. Graduate students who enter the program without financial aid, but who pass the graduate written examination will be treated in succeeding years as if they had entered with a 1/2 time TA appointment. 3. Except in unusual cases, financial support for entering graduate students who do not receive fellowships will be in the form of a 1/2 time TA appointment. The TA appointment will be renewed for a second year subject to satisfactory academic progress by the student, and satisfactory performance of the required TA duties. Satisfactory academic progress does not require passing the graduate written examination during the first year. Graduate students who enter the program without financial aid, but who pass the graduate written examination will be treated in succeeding years as if they had entered with a 1/2 time TA appointment.
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