Academic Policies


Questions about Graduate School policies related to registration or the academic records of graduate students may be sent to Julie Meyer or Diana Larkin.

As a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, it is important that you conduct yourself and your studies in a manner that aligns with the university’s Honor Code and its standard of academic integrity.

In addition, you must comply with university policy as defined here and in the Graduate and General Information catalogs, the Handbook of Operating Procedures and elsewhere.

Standards of Conduct

Standards of conduct include the Code of Conduct and Student Honor Code.

University Catalogs

The catalog of the University is the document of authority for all students.

Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP)

The HOP contains the university's governing policies.

Academic Policies

Full-Time Graduate Student Status

Find out what you need to do to maintain full-time graduate student status.

Grades & Credit

The university has standard procedures for assessment of performance and awarding of credit for coursework.


Graduate students have the right to seek redress of any grievance related to academic or nonacademic matters.

Leave of Absence

Sometimes, students need to pause their graduate study.

Warning Status & Academic Dismissal

The Graduate Studies Committee is responsible for evaluating students in its programs to ensure they are making satisfactory progress toward a degree.