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Academic Policies and Procedures

This information applies to the current academic year and is updated periodically. Northwestern University reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained on this site concerning, but not limited to, rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. Archives of these policies and procedures for each academic year are retained in The Graduate School. Failure to read this information does not excuse a student from knowing and complying with its content. Graduate programs may have additional requirements. In addition to TGS and program policies, graduate students are subject to and should be aware of University policies pertaining to students.  

1. Academic Calendar

2. Student Handbook and Code of Conduct

3. Academic Integrity

4. General Registration Policies

5. Program Transfer

6. Change in Degree Sought

7. Withdrawal

8. Readmission

9. Leaves of Absence

10. Parental Accommodation

11. Master's Degree Requirements

12. PhD Degree Requirements

13. Ad Hoc Combined Degrees

14. Certificate Requirements

15. Satisfactory Academic Progress

16. Teaching

17. Graduation and Diploma Mailing

18. Diversity Statement

19. Financial Aid Policies

20. Patent and Invention Policy

All Policies