At a minimum, doctoral students must attain at least a B grade in each course. Some programs have additional requirements concerning satisfactory performance. Doctoral students in English, geography and environmental studies and history programs must attain a minimum grade of B+ in each course to be eligible to continue in the program. Consult the specific program section in the Graduate Calendar for details.
In addition, doctoral students are required to submit, by April 15 annually, a report outlining their progress in the program over the past year (May 1-April 30). This report is to be submitted to their advisor, (or graduate program co-ordinator). The advisory committee (or graduate program co-ordinator if no advisory committee is yet established) reviews the report and completes the annual evaluation of a student's overall program of studies and research to determine whether progress is deemed satisfactory. The report, when completed and assessed, must be filed with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by June 1. In the event that progress is deemed unsatisfactory, the department may recommend to the dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that the student be required to withdraw.