Graduate Policies & Procedures

Once admitted the student is expected to maintain a high level of academic achievement. The graduate degree is a defined program of courses, research, and practice offered by a department, school, or multiple units that focuses on a field of study. Any deviation from the courses, research, or practice must be appealed by petition. The petition is obtained from the Office of Graduate Studies or VCSU OneStop and submitted to the advisor and the Dean of Graduate Studies who will process the petition.  To view the full Graduate Policy go to or use the linked Graduate Policy