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Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies contains the policies and regulations of the Rackham Graduate School. The Rackham Executive Board establishes these policies to ensure consistent standards in admissions, registration, degree requirements, and the awarding of degrees across all Rackham graduate programs.

Responsibilities for graduate programs are shared with the schools, colleges, and departments. These units have requirements and rules specific to their graduate programs. Students are expected to be familiar with all academic regulations and rules. This guide also provides links to policies and regulations on academic, scholarly and personal conduct.

The authoritative version of Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies is updated annually and published online. It will also be available in printed form. In the event of any discrepancy, the version published on the Rackham website is the authoritative version. Each new edition is archived.

This edition of Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies was written by Assistant Dean John Godfrey, with help from staff members of the Rackham Graduate School. Comments or suggestions are welcome. Students, faculty and staff may send comments to

Last updated: June 15, 2017 - 2:02pm