2016-2018 Graduate Catalog

Academic Policies and Procedures

As a graduate student at Shippensburg University, you will need to understand and follow all academic policies and procedures in order to successfully complete your course of study.  University officials such as your faculty advisor, department chair, and academic dean can provide assistance, but it is ultimately your responsibility to be aware of policies relating to grading, academic progress, withdrawal from courses, and requirements for graduation.  This chapter explains the general academic policies for graduate students.  The chapter on University Curricula discusses the specific requirements for individual graduate degree programs.