Satisfactory Academic Progress
To retain financial support as a graduate student, almost all sources of funds require that the student must maintain satisfactory academic progress. For graduate assistantships and fellowships, students ordinarily must earn nine credit hours or more each semester and maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Some departments may require additional evidence of satisfactory progress for a student to remain eligible to receive assistantship or fellowship support. Students who receive financial aid through the Financial Aid Office must meet the criteria established by that office for satisfactory progress to remain eligible for further aid.