Graduate mentors and/or faculty advisors are responsible for communicating regularly with their students about departmental degree requirements. The Graduate Council and the Graduate Division ask that every department distribute written materials to students regarding departmental academic requirements and teaching assistant policy. Departments should review these materials annually to ensure that they are up-to-date, accurate, and complete.
The Graduate Council and the Graduate Division also ask that every department conduct an annual review, evaluating each student's progress towards degree completion, providing written feedback, clearly delineating the student's progress and expected timeline for completion. The feedback should provide clear, reasonable, and consistent expectations for improvement.
If the student is not making satisfactory progress, the timeline must include a period of time (at least one quarter) during which the student may make the necessary academic improvement.
All graduate students are encouraged to routinely seek direction and guidance from faculty advisors and mentors. Students who experience academic difficulties should seek early assistance from their programs. Students may also meet with the Graduate Division’s Academic Counselor for additional assistance, guidance, and strategies.
- P1 status: Academic or professional doctorate degree objective, but not advanced to candidacy
- P2 status: Academic or professional doctorate degree objective, has advanced to candidacy (P2 status lasts for 9 registered quarters)
- P3 status: After 9 registered quarters as P2 status, students become P3 status. International students in P3 status will be charged non-resident supplemental tuition.