Throughout their coursework, students are expected to perform at a high level of excellence. At the end of each academic year, all EAS faculty discuss and then decide on the re-enrollment of each student for a new year of study. A grade of B+ or below is a sign of concern.

Students should complete coursework in the semester in which it is assigned. An extension on the deadline for coursework can be granted in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the course instructor but an extended deadline must be agreed upon by the faculty member and the student and the new deadline must be communicated to the EAS Department Graduate Administrator. Lingering “incompletes” from previous semesters may lead to a deferred re-admission. A student with an outstanding “incomplete” is automatically denied permission to take the General Examination.