Satisfactory Progress

The department requires that all doctoral students complete and submit (in the context of Collegium) an academic plan in the fall, and an academic progress report in the spring of every academic year. These reports, which should be pre-approved by your advisor or the chair of your dissertation committee, are reviewed by the director of doctoral studies, who then sends a notification to the school about satisfactory or unsatisfactory progress per student. This is part of a school-wide strategy for more closely monitoring students’ progress towards the completion of their degrees.

Students who do not make satisfactory progress toward the completion of their research and dissertation may be dropped from the program.