Academic Regulations - Graduate

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TitleAcademic Regulations - Graduate
CategoryResearch and Graduate Studies
Sub-categoryDegree Requirements, Graduate School
AuthorityProvost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Revised April 30, 2018.


Office of the University Registrar (252) 328-1425

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1. Introduction

The graduate catalog is offered online in a digital format. The current graduate catalog and archived graduate catalogs are accessible on the Office of the Registrar website at:

The graduate catalog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contractual agreement between a student and East Carolina University. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, degree requirements, course offerings, or academic regulations at any time when, in the judgment of the faculty, the Chancellor, or the Board of Trustees, such changes are in the best interest of the students and the university.

Ordinarily, a student may expect to earn a degree in accordance with the requirements of the curriculum described in the official graduate catalog in effect when he or she first entered the university or in any subsequent catalog published while he or she is a student, but the faculty of the university reserves the right to make changes in curricula and in regulations at any time when in its judgment such changes are for the best interest of the students and of the university. Graduate students should refer to the requirements of their respective college, school, or department for information about their programs of study and confer with their advisors whenever problems arise.

1.1. Academic Regulations

The following academic regulations are identified in the current university’s graduate catalog and are valid until such time as revisions are made in a regulation. Revisions to regulations are posted in the Graduate Catalog upon approval and are in effect as stated in the regulations.

1.1.1 The Graduate Catalog

1.1.2 Falsification of Information on the Graduate Admissions Application

1.1.3 Language Requirement

1.1.4 Course Attendance and Participation

1.1.5 Disruptive Academic Behavior

1.1.6 Courses Course Load Course Repetition Credit Credit by Examination Transfer Credits Auditing Courses

1.1.7 Registration Procedures Early Registration Schedule Changes

1.1.8 Grading System Grades and Scholarship Graduate School Grade Appeals Appeals Procedure Exceptions to the Grade Appeal Policy Removal of Incompletes

1.1.9 Academic Eligibility Standards Probation and Termination Policy Graduate School Appeals Procedure What is Covered by this Procedure? What is Not Covered by this Procedure? Deadline to Commence Appeal and Requirement to First Attempt Informal Resolution Deadline to Initiate Formal Appeal and Requirements The Review Panel The Review Panel Process Dean of the Graduate School Makes Final Decision Contact for More Information Comprehensive Assessments Advancing to Doctoral Candidacy Thesis/Dissertation: Research, Examination, Preparation, and Delivery

1.1.10 Change of Program

1.1.11 Alternative Programs Dual Degree Programs Interdisciplinary Degree Programs Joint Degree Programs

1.1.12 Residence and Graduation Requirements Continuous Enrollment (or Registration) Research Skills Requirement Time Limits for Completing Graduate Programs Application for Graduation

1.1.13 Withdrawal and Readmission

1.1.14 Student Educational Records Policy on Posting Grades Transcripts of Records Privacy of Student Educational Records Policy Access to Student Educational Records Change of Name and Address Release of Directory Information