Satisfactory Progress & Grading
PMP Satisfactory Progress Policy
The department is eager to help students successfully complete the PMP. Satisfactory progress for PMP students relates primarily to remaining in good academic standing and off of any Low Scholarship status. The Graduate School provides the PMP office with a quarterly Low Scholarship Report which lists the names of students whose GPAs fall below 3.0 either cumulatively or for that quarter. The Low Scholarship process is coordinated at the departmental level by the PMP Advisor, PMP Faculty Director, and EE Graduate Program Coordinator, as needed.
In accordance with Graduate School Memorandum No. 16, students whose cumulative or quarterly GPA falls below a 3.0 will be notified of being put on one of the following Low Scholarship statuses and be provided with an explanation of performance expectations and a timetable for correction of deficiencies:
Warn: A warning letter will be issued to students whose cumulative or quarterly GPA has dropped below 3.0 for one quarter.
Probation: A state of Probation is triggered if a student has a cumulative or quarterly GPA less than 3.0 for two consecutive quarters.
Final Probation: A state of Final Probation is triggered if a student has a cumulative or quarterly GPA less than 3.0 for three consecutive quarters.
Drop: A Drop recommendation is triggered if a student has a cumulative or quarterly GPA less than 3.0 for four consecutive quarters. A Drop recommendation means immediate drop from the University of Washington.
An action of “Warn” will not appear on the student’s permanent record/transcript. Only actions of “Probation”, “Final Probation”, and "Drop” will appear on the student’s permanent record/transcript.
In addition, in accordance with Graduate School Memorandum No. 19, a minimum of 2.7 is required in each numerically graded course that is counted toward a graduate degree, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation.
All PMP degree requirements
must be completed within 6 years. The timeframe/clock begins on the
first day of the quarter that a course is taken as a student in the
PMP. Graduate Nonmatriculated (GNM) credits and/or transfer credits
used towards the PMP credit total are counted in the 6 years. Quarters
spent On-Leave and out of status are also counted in the 6 years.
Questions regarding satisfactory progress should be addressed to the Professional Programs Advisor via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grades & Incompletes
A minimum of 2.7 is required in each graded course that is counted toward a graduate degree. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 is required for graduation. Note that an Incomplete may be given only when the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work to within two weeks of the end of the quarter and has furnished proof satisfactory to the instructor that the work cannot be completed because of illness or other circumstances beyond the student's control. Refer to Graduate School Memorandum No. 19 for full details on grades.
Graduate students may repeat any course. Both the original grade and the second grade are computed in the GPA. Subsequent grades will not be included, but will appear on the permanent record. The number of credits earned in the course will apply toward degree requirements only once. Veterans receiving benefits must receive approval from the Office of Special Services before a course is repeated.