At a minimum, doctoral students must attain at least a B grade in each course. Some programs have additional requirements concerning satisfactory performance. Doctoral students in English, geography and environmental studies and history programs must attain a minimum grade of B+ in each course to be eligible to continue in the program. Consult the specific program section in the Graduate Calendar for details.
In addition, doctoral students are required to submit, by April 15 annually, a report outlining their progress in the program over the past year. This report is to be submitted to their academic unit. The academic unit/supervisory committee reviews the report and completes the annual evaluation of a student's overall program of studies and research to determine whether progress is deemed satisfactory. A copy of the evaluation form, available on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website, must be filed with the Office of Graduate Studies by June 1. In the event that progress is deemed unsatisfactory, the department may recommend to the dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that the student be required to withdraw.