A. A graduate students shall be informed in writing and his name shall be listed on registration boards of his warning by the Deanship of Admission and Registration in the following instances:
- If a graduate student fails to earn the minimum passing grade on a particular course during his graduate and post-graduate studies.
- If a graduate student fails to maintain the minimum passing GPA of a particular semester.
- If a graduate student has failed to maintain an acceptable academic performance in his/her preparation of his/her thesis as perceived by his thesis advisor.
- If a graduate student fails to define the title of his/her thesis and appoint a supervisor to it, or fails to register his/her Master thesis after finishing four academic semesters from the time of his/her enrolment in the program. Item (18 B) should apply here.
- If a graduate student fails to define the title of his/her dissertation and appoint a supervisor to it, or fails to register his/her the Ph.D. dissertation or to take his/her Qualifying Exam after finishing five academic semesters from the time of his/her enrolment in the Ph.D. program. Item (18 B) should apply here.
B. A graduate student is given a final warning from the Deanship of Admission and Registration and shall be notified in writing and on registration boards; if and only if he/she does not receive an approval from the Faculty Council regarding defining the title of his/her thesis and appointing a supervisor at the end of the fifth academic semester for a master degree student or at the end of the seventh semester for the Ph.D. student.
The Deanship of Registration & Admission shall have the right to dismiss any graduate or post-graduate students under the following circumstances:
- Failing to maintain the minimum passing grade in a compulsory course for two times.
- Failing to raise his (Grade Point Average) (GPA) on his courses to a satisfactory level for two consecutive semesters after receiving the warning.
- Using up all the time allotted for any graduate student to finish up with his/her master or doctorate and in consistent with item (7 A & B). Item (18 B) should apply here.
- Failing to defend his/her thesis for two times in a row.
- Failing to pass the Qualifying Exam for two times.
- Failing to attend the graduate program in which he/she is enrolled for two consecutive or non-consecutive academic semesters without furnishing a valid and sound excuse.
- Committing a severe gruesome offence which compels the university to dismiss him/her in accord with university regulation and rules.
- In the event that the student fails to obtain the approval of the Faculty Council concerning the title of his/her thesis and the appointment of a thesis supervisor at the end of the sixth semester for a master degree student or at the end of the eighth semester for a Ph.D. student, the master degree student is eligible to apply for a higher diploma provided that he/she has successfully completed 24 credit hours with an GPA of 70% or its equivalent at least.