As a graduate student, it is your responsibility to know the rules and regulations governing your graduate program.
- The Upper Division Writing Proficiency Examination is a classification criterion
- Courses completed more than seven years prior to the date on which all requirements for the degree are met cannot be counted to meet unit requirements unless the student can show competency in the content of the outdated courses. Course validation requires departmental approval. A maximum of nine units taken in residency at CSUN may be validated in this manner
- Graduate students are allowed to repeat up to 6 units for the purpose of improving their grade point average. Students must file the Course Repeat Form, with departmental approval, to have the original grade replaced on the transcript.
Note: An incomplete grade ("I" ) is converted to a fail ("IC") if no other grade is submitted within two semesters from the end of the semester in which the incomplete grade was assigned. An unauthorized withdrawal ("WU") has the immediate effect of an "F" grade in GPA computation.
Further information concerning the policies and procedures listed below can be obtained from your Department Graduate Program Coordinator, or the Office of Graduate Studies, University Hall 275; (818) 677-2138 or (818) 677-4800.
Graduate Studies Policies and Procedures
For the full list of policies that apply to both undergraduate and/or graduate students view the Policies and Procedures page.