The Department of Art History requires that students maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to be in good standing. (The Graduate School minimum is 2.8) Students are encouraged to have at least a 3.5 average and those receiving financial aid are required to maintain their GPA at that level. Students falling below the minimum will meet with the Graduate Studies Committee to address the situation.
The Department of Art History strongly discourages students from having incompletes on their transcripts; a maximum of one is allowed. Incompletes should be removed from the transcript prior to the commencement of the next semester. Any incompletes will affect offers of financial aid and admission to the PhD program. The Graduate School issues bi-annual reports to the DGS regarding students who have incompletes on their record. These students are contacted by the DGS in order to set a timetable for completing the work and removing the incomplete. Students who do not respond to the DGS or who resist completing course work risk having a “hold” placed on their records
Holds are a measure of last resort. A hold can be placed on a student's record due to excessive incompletes or failure to file required Graduate School forms in a timely manner. If a hold is placed on a record, the student is unable to obtain official transcripts or to register for classes or thesis credits. A hold is placed on a record at the discretion of the DGS and is removed by the DGS once the situation is resolved.