Graduate Academic Regulations


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Graduate Academic Regulations

An update of the Graduate Academic Regulations was approved by the American University Faculty Senate on May 13, 2015. These will govern all American University students enrolled in graduate degree programs, in graduate certificate programs, or as graduate non-degree students beginning Fall semester 2015. Until Fall 2015, the current Graduate Academic Regulations are being enforced. 

To obtain an exception to the Graduate Regulations from the Office of Graduate Studies, file a Petition for Exception.

These regulations will be in effect starting August 31, 2015: Graduate Academic Regulations

A summary of the major changes between the regulations approved recently and the regulations approved in 2012 can be found here. This document only summarizes these changes and should not be construed as actual policy.

Current Graduate Regulations - Effective until August 31, 2015


Admissions Policies

Evaluation of Academic Performance

Graduate Assistantships

Degree Requirements

Registration Policies