Graduate Policies

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)

The Office of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Studies Committee oversee the Graduate Writing Assessment Program on campus.  They review new course certifications, oversee the course recertification process, GWAR policy, and waivers. Learn more about competency in written English, new course certification, recertification, courses currently certified, and students' satisfaction of GWAR.

University Studies 1290R and Departmental 1290R ("RP Policy" Continuous Enrollment Guidelines

Graduate students with an RP grade in a thesis (299) or project (often 298) course in the S12 or later semester are required to enroll in the 1-unit course, UNVS 1290R, in each semester until degree completion except in cases in which the department requires repeated enrollment in these classes each semester until completion.  Some programs may need to complete a  Minor Curriculum Change form. Read the entire policy.