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To remain in good academic standing, a graduate student must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 in all courses taken for graduate credit after admission to a graduate degree program at the University of New Mexico.
A grade of B- or above is required in each core course. A Program of Studies can be submitted to OGS after the student has completed a minimum of 12 hours of graduate courses in graduate status. It must, however, be submitted to OGS by the following deadlines: March 1 for Summer graduation, July 1 for Fall graduation, October 1 for Spring graduation.
An MS student must maintain progress through the four core courses (466, 505, 511, and 521) at the following minimal rate:
|End of Semester 1||No requirement|
|End of Semester 2||No requirement|
|End of Semester 3||1 core course completed|
|End of Semester 4||2 core courses completed|
|End of Semester 5||3 core courses completed|
|End of Semester 6||all 4 core courses completed|
Graduate students wishing to take a leave of absence of a duration longer than 1 month during the academic term are required to notify the department's Academic Programs Coordinator in advance to request approval from the Graduate Committee. Failure to obtain advance written approval from the department may result in dismissal from the degree program. Approval of a leave of absence does not necessarily grant a postponement in the mandatory schedule for completion of preliminary examinations, candidacy examination, and core courses. Students holding assistantships prior to beginning leaves of absence are not guaranteed assistantships upon their return to the academic program without prior approval from the Graduate Committee.