The Office of Graduate Education

Academic Policies

Selected University policies are listed below.  The information given here is intended to supplement the official policies given in the Graduate Catalog and other official documents, such as the policy memorandum Policy on Procedures for Completing a Graduate Degree (UTDPP1052) and University Policies Related to Graduate Student Teaching Assistants Teaching Associates and Graduate Student Research Assistants - UTDPP1075.

Graduate Degree Program Policies

Program of Studies/Degree Plan
Milestones Agreement Form
Change of Program
Transfer of Credit
General Degree Requirements
Required Semester Credit Hours
Required Grade Point Average
Registration Requirements: Examinations or Proposal
Time Limits
Additional Master's Degrees
Supervising Committee for Thesis and Dissertation
Admission to Doctoral Candidacy
Doctoral Dissertation
Final Oral Examination for Doctoral Candidates
Required Copies of Dissertation and Thesis
Intellectual Property Rights

Registration and Enrollment Policies

Registration and Enrollment Requirements
Academic Good Standing
Continuous Enrollment
Dates of Early, Regular and Late Registration
Schedule Changes: Dropping, Adding and Withdrawing From Courses
Paying Fees as a Part of Registration
Leave of Absence
Withdrawal (Resignation) from the University

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Under a Particular Catalog
Application for Graduation
Graduation Under In Absentia Registration
Graduation Ceremonies

Undergraduate Registration for Graduate Courses

Undergraduate Registration for Graduate Courses
Graduate Courses Applied Toward an Undergraduate Degree
Graduate Courses for Possible Future Use as Graduate Credit
Graduate Courses Taken in Fast Track Options

Cooperative Arrangements

Cooperative Arrangements
Concurrent Enrollment at Other Public Institutions
The University of Texas System
Visiting Student Program
Texas A&M University System

Course Policies

Auditing Courses
Course Numbering System
Course Offerings
Frequency of Course Offerings
Course Load
Repeating Coursework
Taking Unlimited Repeatable Courses
Taking Limited Repeatable Courses
Repeating Courses to Improve Grades
Additional Information About Repeating Graduate Courses
Final Examinations

Academic Grievances and Procedures

Student Grievances Policy
Rules, Regulations, and Statutory Requirements: Grievance Procedures
Procedures to Appeal Academic Decisions


Grades and Grade Point Average
Grade of I: Incomplete
Grade Changes
Pass/Fail Grading

Military Service

Military Service Activation Interruption of Education
Option to Remain Enrolled and Complete Coursework Following Brief Military Service
Option to Withdraw, Receive Incomplete Grade, or Receive Final Grade
Readmission Following Military Service

Student Conduct and Discipline

Academic Dishonesty
Student Code of Conduct
Dean of Students
Judicial Affairs


Research with Human Subjects
Research with Animal Subjects

Other Policies

99 Hour Rule
Change of Address, Email, or Name
Consensual Relationships
Copyrighted Material
Correspondence - Email
Criminal Background Check
Equal Educational Opportunity Statement
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
International Travel, Policies and Services
Making a False Alarm or Report Involving a Public or Private Institution of Higher Education
Nondiscrimination Policy Statement
Privacy Act: Student Records
Religious Holy Days
Student Travel Policy

For additional policies please refer to the UT Dallas Policy Navigator.