Policies and Procedures

The Graduate School makes every effort to provide accurate, current information regarding Graduate School and University policies. Michigan Tech’s Graduate School thus reserves the right to change without notice statements in this website concerning rules, policies, fees, curricula, courses, and/or other matters.

The following lists provide links to the policies and procedures in the Graduate School for enrolled students and graduate faculty.


Primarily for Students

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#Policy TopicKeywords
1  Courses / Credits Policies
1.1 Adding and Dropping a Course deadlines, tuition refunds, W grades
1.2 Bills, Due Dates, Refunds, and Payment Plans confirming enrollment, payment methods
1.3 Credits Hours and Expectations contact hours, lab, lecture, recitation, expected work load
1.4 Enrollment Policies and Full-time Status continuous enrollment, readmission, registration, summer
1.5 Full-Time Course Listing Peace Corps, OSM VISTA, Co-op, Internships
1.6 Research Mode reduced tuition
1.7 Reusing Credits double-counting credits, second master's degree
1.8 Transfer, MIGS, and Senior Rule Credits maximum transfer credits, transfer agreements
1.9 Withdrawals: University | Medical reasons Voluntary & Involuntary withdrawal from university, leave of absence, tuition refund
2  Academic Standards
2.1 Appeals of Suspension or Dismissal appeals process
2.2 Attendance Policy course attendance, excused absences, religious observance
2.3 Exam Policies final exams, evening exams, winter carnival, career day
2.4 Good Academic Standing and Dismissal academic probation, suspension, dismissal, GPA
2.5 Scholastic Standards minimum course grades, GPA, disputed grades
3  Professional Conduct
3.1 Academic Integrity academic misconduct, plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, falsification, sanctions
3.2 Conduct Policies student conduct policies, IT, residence halls, apartments, sexual misconduct, drugs and alcohol
3.3 Consensual Relationships romantic and spousal relationships, teaching, supervising, reporting
4 Financial Policies
4.1 Assistantships GTA, GTI, GRA, GA, GADE, GADI, appointment, stipend, tuition support, expected work, language assessment
4.2 CGS Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants CGS, offer of financial support, commitment
4.3 Federal Financial Aid satisfactory progress policy statement, GPA, maximum time frame, appeals, work study, loan
4.4 Fellowships FELI, FELE, taxes, payment schedule
4.5 Financial Aid Policies general information
4.6 Stipend Rates, Minimum assistantships, fellowships, payment frequency
5  General Graduate Student Policies
5.1 Disability Services and Policies documenting a disability, available services, accommodations, service animals
5.2 Grievances: Academic | Graduate grades, ombuds, policy violations, retaliation, grievance procedure
5.3 Health Insurance insurance plans, supported and unsupported students
5.4 Parental Accommodation accommodation request, childcare, excused absences, time-limit extension, university travel
6  Degree Completion Requirements
6.1 Degree Requirements, General credit requirements, time limits, responsible conduct for research (RCR) training, advisor selection
6.2 Degree Requirements, Specific to Degree milestones, degree completion timeline, advisory committee, exams
6.3 Dissertations, Theses, and Reports formatting guide, resources, seminars, copyright, submitting, printed copies
6.4 Graduation, Certification, and Commencement degree certification, diplomas, commencement application, caps, gowns, hoods
6.5 Tracking and Status Forms forms and deadlines

Primarily for Faculty and Staff

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#Policy TopicKeywords
1  Financial
1.1 GACS - Graduate Assistant Cost Share Guidelines proposals, Sponsored Programs Office
1.2 GTSP - Graduate Tuition Support Pool proposals, tenure-track faculty, Sponsored Programs Office
1.3 Parental Accommodation Funding Request accommodation request, childcare, excused absences, time-limit extension, university travel
1.4 Tuition Support for Graduate Students tuition caps, banner, TZAGRSP
1.5 Tuition-only support / fellowship form request form, work requirements, guidelines
2  Stipend and Tuition
2.1 CGS Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants CGS, offer of financial support, commitment
2.2 Payroll Date Recommendations for Graduate Students EPAFs, sponsored programs accounting, payroll services
2.3 Stipend Levels (Maximum/Minimum)for Preparing Proposals proposals, sponsored programs budget estimating tables, GRA stipend levels
2.4 Stipend Rates, Minimum assistantships, fellowships, payment frequency
2.5 Support Status Letter Samples Department or school offering support should prepare offer letters
2.6 Tuition Caps for Departments academic year, summer, credits
3  Guides for Graduate Programs
3.1 Academic Program Proposals flowchart, degrees, certificates, shelving programs, spin-off
3.2 Accelerated Master's Program (Senate Proposal 13-11) proposal, guidelines, credits, time limits
3.3 Consensual Relationships romantic and spousal relationships, teaching, supervising, reporting
3.4 GFC and University Senate Roles in Guiding Graduate Education graduate faculty council, senate, agenda, minutes, proposals
3.5 Interdisciplinary graduate programs (approved by GFC 2014) guide, governance, admissions, student advising, curriculum
3.6 International Dual Graduate Degrees (Senate Proposal 24-10) negotiated agreements, parallel degrees, MOU, proposal guidelines, programs
4  Graduate Faculty
4.1 Graduate Faculty Appointment membership, ad hoc appointments, advisory committee, teaching, permission to teach, faculty review

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