Students may be required to terminate their graduate studies and withdraw from the Graduate School-New Brunswick if they fail to maintain satisfactory academic or professional standards in any phase of their graduate programs. Conditions imposed at the time of admission must be satisfied by each student. Nonadherence to the schedule of Time Limits for Degrees may constitute a basis for termination. (See the Degree Requirements chapter.)
When such problems occur, the program notifies the student in writing of the program's concern about the student's performance. Such a warning specifies the source of the concern, the applicable program or graduate school rules, and the proposed action. Warnings specify when and on what basis a recommendation for academic dismissal will be considered by the faculty. A probationary period of one term is normal.
Following the probationary period, a student who fails to meet the provisions of the warning is considered for dismissal by the faculty. A faculty vote is recorded on any motion to recommend dismissal, and a letter is written to the student stating the faculty action and its rationale.
When termination is recommended, the graduate program director communicates to the dean of the Graduate School- New Brunswick in writing the specific reasons involved, all warnings communicated to the student, the faculty procedures and actions leading to the recommendation, the recorded faculty vote for dismissal, and the mailing address of the student. The dean of the Graduate School-New Brunswick will write the actual letter of termination to the student. Subsequently, the student's transcript will bear the notation, "Academic Dismissal."