Procedures regarding dismissal:  The following is a list of reasons for dismissal, with procedure:

Graduate students may be dismissed by the Graduate School if cumulative GPA falls below 3.00.  The rules, procedures and appeals process for such dismissals are specified in the Graduate and Professional Bulletin, and the Department of Mathematics will use these rules, procedures and appeals process if a graduate student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.00.

If a student’s advisor and advisory committee determine that progress towards degree completion is unsatisfactory, and that satisfactory progress towards degree completion cannot reasonably be anticipated, then a recommendation to this effect must be made in writing and presented to the student and the Graduate Committee.

According to Graduate School policy, this written recommendation must include substantive justification for dismissal in lieu of probation.  If the Graduate Committee concurs with the recommendation to dismiss, then, according to Graduate School rules, it must be referred to the department chair for approval and the Vice-Provost for Graduate Studies for final action.

Appeals may be made through the existing Graduate School appeals procedure contained in the Graduate and Professional Bulletin:

(http://graduateschool.colostate.edu/faculty-staff/bulletin.aspx).

If a Ph.D. student receives two Fail ratings for any final examination included in that student’s Suite of Qualifying courses, the student may be dismissed from the program. The Qualifying Examination Committee will consider whether the student should be dismissed from the program, or put on probation. If a QEC decides on a recommendation of dismissal in lieu of probation, the QEC will recommend dismissal of the student to the Graduate Director and the Department Chair in writing.   The student will be notified of the QEC’s recommendation of dismissal in writing as soon as possible after the decision is made, and will have ten days to prepare an appeal, if so desired, which will be made to the Graduate Director and the Department Chair.   The final departmental decision on dismissal will be made by the Department Chair. The student may make a formal appeal of the departmental decision, according to the Graduate School appeals procedure described in the Graduate and Professional Bulletin.  Any formal appeal must be made within the time limits specified in the Graduate and Professional Bulletin.

If a Ph.D. student does not fulfill other conditions, determined by a QEC and specified in writing to the student, that the student must satisfy to successfully complete Part I, then the student may be dismissed from the program.

The Qualifying Examination Committee will consider whether the student should be dismissed from the program, or put on probation. If a QEC decides on a recommendation of dismissal in lieu of probation, the QEC will recommend dismissal of the student to the Graduate Director and the Department Chair.

The student will be notified of the QEC’s recommendation of dismissal in writing as soon as possible after the decision is made, and will have ten days to prepare an appeal, if so desired, which will be made to the Graduate Director and the Department Chair. The final departmental decision on dismissal will be made by the Department Chair.  The student may make a formal appeal of the departmental decision, according to the Graduate School appeals procedure described in the Graduate and Professional Bulletin.  Any formal appeal must be made within the time limits specified in the Graduate and Professional Bulletin.

If a Ph.D. student fails to complete Part II of the Qualifying Examination in a timely fashion, then the Graduate Director and the student’s advisory committee, together, may recommend that the student be dismissed from the program.

If dismissal is recommended, the student will be informed of the decision in writing, and will have ten days to prepare an appeal, if so desired, which will be made to the Graduate Director, the student’s advisor, and the Department Chair.  The final departmental decision on dismissal will be made by the Department Chair.

The student may make a formal appeal of the departmental decision, according to the Graduate School appeals procedure described in the Graduate and Professional Bulletin.  Any formal appeal must be made within the time limits specified in the Graduate and Professional Bulletin.

According to Graduate School rules, a student may repeat a failed Preliminary or Final Examination once. Failure to pass the second exam results in dismissal from the Graduate School. See the Graduate and Professional Bulletin for further details on University policies here.