Graduate Policies and Procedures

Many undergraduate student policies and procedures also apply to graduate students. It is important for graduate students to familiarize themselves with these policies. Included among them are policies related to Tuition, Financial Aid, Registration/Deregistration, Academic Grievance/Appeals, Campus Communications, Accounting, Campus Police/Parking, Schedule Changes (add/drop), Incompletes, and Course Cancellations. There are specific policies listed in the university's catalog that apply to specific graduate programs. Please refer to your advisor or the appropriate graduate office for further information.

Graduate Student Responsibility

The student must assume responsibility for knowing the requirements and policies of the Graduate Program at the University of Rio Grande. In no case will a requirement be waived or an exemption granted because a student pleads ignorance of the requirement or asserts that his/her advisor, mentor, or other authority did not inform the student of the requirement. While the School of Graduate Studies and the student’s advisor will endeavor to aid in every way possible, the responsibility for meeting requirements stated in the Catalog rests with the student.

CEC - Council for Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.