Graduate Minimum Study Policy

Graduate Minimum Study Policy


School for Graduate Studies & School of Nursing and Allied Health


Director of Graduate Student Services or Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health


Graduate Studies



Effective Date:


Implementation History:

Originally implemented 07/01/2011; new version 01/01/2021


Graduate, Minimum, Study, Active, Inactive

Background Information:


To define active graduate status and how a student requests to return to a graduate program.


Designee: person designated by the school’s dean to make certain administrative decisions
Active: The status of a student who meets the requirements of the minimum study policy
Inactive: The status of a student who does not meet the requirements of the minimum study policy


To remain active, a student must enroll for a minimum of one credit-bearing course during an academic year. If a student has not enrolled in a credit-bearing course and has not been granted a leave of absence by the dean of the school, or designee, the student will be considered inactive and administratively withdrawn from the program.  
If a student has been administratively withdrawn from a program and wishes to return, the student must reapply to the university. The student’s application will be reviewed for admission under the admission standards that are current at the time of the new application.

Students can also be administratively withdrawn for failure to pay the tuition and/or fees required by the program or academically dismissed for failure to meet the expectations of the Graduate Evaluation and Grading Policy, Graduate Academic Standing Policy, or Teacher Professional Expectations Policy.

Applicable Legislation and Regulations

Not applicable.

Related References, Policies, Procedures, Forms and Appendices

•    Graduate Evaluation and Grading Policy.
•    Graduate Academic Standing Policy.
•    Teacher Professional Expectations Policy.
•    Graduate Admissions Policy.