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303.10 - Graduate Degree Requirements

University Group Policy #303.10

#.  Policy Statement

Graduate degrees may be conferred upon a student who has successfully completed the plan of study. Persons who wish to graduate must: (1) apply for graduation and (2) complete all graduation requirements by the specified dates for graduation. A graduate student’s grade point average cannot be lower than 3.00. No graduate course with a grade lower than “C” will be credited toward a graduate degree. All grades of “F” and “I”, which are in the approved graduate plan of study, must be removed before completing an application for graduation. For more information on grades refer to the Grading policy.

The suggested changes generalize the policy to allow for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees. It also removes language that is grounded in administrative as opposed to academic concerns (the question of terms). Those issues are better handled at the program departmental level. The decision of the registrar to change when they wish to have an application complete should not require us to revisit this policy.

#.     Applicability

This policy is applicable to graduate students at Winston-Salem State University.

Responsible Division: Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs

Authority: Board of Trustees


  • Adopted June 17, 2011