Graduate students assume full responsibility for knowledge
of all Graduate School and University rules, regulations and
deadlines published in the Graduate Catalog and of all departmental
and program requirements concerning their degree programs.
Administration of the
Advanced Degree Programs
Committees on Graduate Studies
Each graduate program is governed by a Committee on
Graduate Studies. The committee is composed of all full members of
the graduate faculty in that program. Graduate faculty from allied
fields may serve on the committee, when appropriate. In
an interdepartmental program, the Committee on Graduate Studies
is appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Each graduate program has a Graduate Advisor. The
Graduate Advisor represents the Dean of Graduate Studies and the
Committee on Graduate Studies in matters pertaining to advising
graduate students in their academic areas. The Graduate Advisor's
functions include registering graduate students and acting upon requests
for drops, adds, section changes and special examinations;
keeping graduate student records; and advising graduate students about
their degree plans and programs of work. The name, office location
and telephone number of each Graduate Advisor is listed at the
beginning of each departmental or program description in this catalog.
Observance of Religious Holy Days
A student who misses an examination, work assignment or
other project because of an observance of a religious holy day will be
given the opportunity to complete work missed within a reasonable
time, provided that the student has properly notified the instructor.
To meet notification requirements, the student must notify
each instructor in writing of classes scheduled on dates he/she will
be absent in observance of a religious holy day. Notification must
be made within the first 15 class days and either personally
delivered, acknowledged and dated by the instructor or sent by certified
mail, return receipt requested. The student may not be penalized for
these excused absences, but the instructor may respond appropriately
if the student fails to complete satisfactorily the missed assignment
or examination within a reasonable time after the excused absence.
A "religious holy day" means a holy day observed by a
religion whose places of worship are exempt from property taxation
under Section 11.20 of the Tax Code.
Grades of Scholarship
Subject to the following conditions, graduate credit will be
given for grades of A, B or C (as well as P) for work done at The
University of Texas at Arlington:
1. The student must maintain a B average in all
work in the major.
2. The student must maintain a B average in all
work in the
minor or minors.
3. The student must maintain a B average in all
With the exception of research, thesis and dissertation
courses, only those courses so designated in this catalog are offered on a
pass/fail (P/F) basis. The grade P is not included but the grade F is
included in calculation of grade-point average.
No student will be allowed to repeat a course in order to change
a passing grade. A student may repeat a course only if that course
is specifically designated in this catalog as one that can be repeated
for credit. A student who fails to receive credit (grade of D or F)
may repeat a course in order to obtain credit, in which case the grades
for both courses will count in computing the student's average.
Personal improvement courses, including but not limited
to, individual or group music or art lessons and exercise and sports
studies activities courses will not be used for the following: 1) to
satisfy graduate degree requirements; 2) in computation of graduate
grade-point averages or determination of academic probation or
academic good standing in Graduate School; or 3) in calculation of
grade-point averages for the purpose of admission to a Graduate
Program or certification for graduation from a Graduate Program.
For work completed at other institutions, graduate credit may
be granted only for grades of A or B. Courses taken on a pass/fail
basis, or for which a grade lower than B was assigned, may not be
considered for transfer to a graduate degree program at The University of
Texas at Arlington. Courses with grades of A or B from other
institutions may be submitted for transfer according to the procedure
described in this catalog under the section entitled "Transfer Credit."
Grades received in transfer courses are not included in calculation of
the graduate grade-point average.
Valid Grades and 'N' Designation
Types of grades (Valid Grades) that may be assigned in a course
are generally determined by policies outlined in the paragraphs
above. However, Valid Grades for independent study, conference,
seminar and readings courses vary widely among departments; therefore,
a statement on Valid Grades and special grading policies, if any, is
given at the beginning of the course descriptions for each program in
this catalog. If students are uncertain about Valid Grades for a course
in which they are registered, they should consult the instructor
at the beginning of the semester for that information. The Valid
Grades for a course are printed on the instructor's copy of the class roll
issued at the beginning of the semester and on the form on which
the instructor reports students' grades at the end of the