Doctoral Students

January 10, 2023

Grading Practices for Graduate Students

For information regarding grades and grading practices for Graduate Students, see Scholastic Regulation, Chapter 110.1.B.

Graduate Registration Waiver Fee Payment

Review Policy 3.6 Graduate Registration Waiver for complete details. If you are eligible, then follow the below instructions to pay the fee and graduate without being registered: How To Request Fee to be Added to Student Account Send an email to Student Fiscal Services at requesting the fee to be added to student account….

December 29, 2022

Final Examination: Dissertation Defense

A Final Examination may be scheduled if: (a) a student passed a General Examination in a previous quarter; (b) a reading committee is officially established with the Graduate School; (c) the reading committee has read an entire draft of the dissertation and; (d) the entire supervisory committee has agreed that the student is prepared and…

If a Committee Member is Missing

A quorum of four members from the supervisory committee including the Chair, Graduate School Representative (GSR), and two additional general members must be present at a General and Final Exam (see Graduate School Policy 4.2 for details). In the event that a member of the committee should unexpectedly not attend an exam, the following procedures should be…

Instructions for Virtual Doctoral Examinations

Departments may hold General and Final Examinations virtually.  These are minimum Graduate School requirements regarding virtual doctoral examinations. Individual departments may have stricter requirements and participants should contact the departments prior to organizing virtual examinations. Graduate School Requirements As stated in Graduate School Policy 4.2, General and Final Examinations must have four committee members present –…

November 9, 2022


Request Reinstatement | Reinstatement Eligibility | Instructions for Requesting Reinstatement | Information for Graduate Programs A matriculated student previously registered in the Graduate School who has failed to maintain graduate student status (on-leave status or registration) but who wishes to resume studies in their previous graduate program must submit a reinstatement request to the Graduate School. Students approved for…

Graduate School Representative (GSR) Eligibility

In order to serve as a Graduate School Representative (GSR), the proposed candidate: Must be a Graduate Faculty member with an endorsement to chair (check Graduate Faculty Locator). Must be clear of any conflicts of interest (see below).  The GSR is responsible for ensuring that no such conflicts of interest, or appearance of conflicts of interest,…

Graduate On-Leave Status

Graduate students are required to maintain graduate status during their program of study. Failure to maintain this status requires reinstatement to the University of Washington. Students who desire to take a quarter or quarters off without going through the reinstatement process must apply for on-leave status for each quarter they do not register. For complete…

November 8, 2022

Policy 5.2: Conditions of Appointment for TAs who are not Native Speakers of English

This policy describes the conditions of appointments for teaching assistants who are not native speakers of English.

Policy 5.1: Departmental Responsibilities Regarding Instruction by TAs

This policy establishes departmental responsibilities regarding instruction by teaching assistants.

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