VI. Graduate School Requirements
Academic standing and dismissal
Please refer to the Graduate School Academic Standing and Dismissal Policy for information on these topics.
Leave of absence
Students in good standing may request a leave of absence by completing a Leave of Absence form during which time they are not required to maintain continuous registration. Usually, a leave of absence is approved for one or two semesters. The leave of absence request may be extended by the student filing an additional leave of absence form. Students applying for a leave of absence should not have any “incomplete” grades which could be changed to “F” and have a detrimental impact on their cumulative GPA. Requests for leave of absences must be received by the Graduate School no later than the last day of enrollment for the semester the leave is to begin.
When a student has been absent for one semester or more without an approved leave of absence, the student may request reinstatement via the Reinstatement form. This form allows the program the option to recommend the student be re-admitted to their graduate program based on their previous admission OR require the student to re-apply for admission which would require students to submit a new application for admission and pay the application fee. The Notice of Reinstatement to Gradate Standing must be received by the Graduate School no later than the last day of enrollment for the semester the reinstatement is to begin.
All domestic degree seeking graduate students, who are enrolled in six or more graduate-level credits in a semester, will be automatically enrolled and billed for the University sponsored health insurance for each term they are eligible (fall & spring/summer). If a student has other comparable coverage and would like to waive out of the student health insurance, it is the student’s responsibility to complete the University online waiver form prior to the deadline. If approved, a health insurance waiver is good for the current academic year only. A new waiver must be submitted each academic year. All international graduate students are required to carry student health insurance, and the cost will be automatically added to your student account. Any international graduate students with insurance questions must contact the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) directly. Please refer to the Graduate School for more information on Graduate health insurance.
Table of contents
- General University and Departmental Requirements for an Advanced Degree at the University of Nevada, Reno
- Departmental Requirements for an M.S. Degree
- Departmental Requirements for the Ph.D. Degree
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Graduate School Requirements
- Graduate Assistantships
- Theses, Dissertations and Publications
- Working Hours and Vacations
- Mental Health and Additional Resources
- Requirements for Specific Degree Programs in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering
- A Final Word