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BioPh.D. Handbook | Basic Responsibilities - Grades/Milestones

Bioengineering Ph.D.
For the 2017 - 2018 Academic Year
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I. BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDENTS (continued)

Grades

The most readily used means for assessment of the student's academic progress is through grades assigned in course work. The Graduate School grading system is on a four-point basis. Grades recorded for graduate courses are: A (4.0), A- (3.667), B+ (3.333), B (3.0), B- (2.667), C+ (2.333) and C (2.0). In the bioengineering program, the grade of B- is considered the lowest acceptable grade in any graduate course. A student whose cumulative GPA is below 3.0 or whose GPA in any given semester is below 2.5 may be subject to loss of financial support and/or dismissal.

Milestones

You must meet certain milestones in order to remain in good standing with the program and the graduate school. You must:

  1. Complete your qualifying examination before starting your third semester.
  2. Pass your candidacy examination before beginning your ninth semester
  3. Complete your dissertation defense within seven years

Failure to achieve these milestones will result in your ineligibility for further financial aid, including tuition and fees.

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