Be Responsible, Stay Informed.
At NYU's School of Global Public Health, a commitment to excellence, fairness, honesty, and respect within and outside the classroom is essential to maintaining the integrity of our community.
While you may never need to immerse yourself in many of the policies below, we expect you to familiarize yourself with them.
Below you will find more information about your program-specific forms and University policies. If you have any questions please contact your Program Advisor in the Student Affairs for guidance.
Academic Standing and Financial Aid
Students should know that a cumulative GPA below the required minimum and/or courses that are not completed on time can have implications for financial aid eligibility. Students should carefully read the graduate student information regarding NYU’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.
Adding and Dropping Courses
*Auditing a course means a student can take classes but cannot be graded or given credit for a particular course. It is usually done for academic exploration and self-enrichment.
Course Grade Minimums
The minimum grade required for all courses counted towards any graduate degree at GPH, with the exception of the applied practice related courses, is a C- or better.
For the applied practice related courses, students must receive a minimum grade of B. If a student receives less than a B, the course must be repeated.
These courses include:
- GPH-GU 2359/5359 Applied Practice Experience Seminar *
- GPH-GU 2360/5360 Integrative Learning Experience Seminar *
- GPH-GU 2686 Thesis I: Practice & Integrative Learning Experiences **
- GPH-GU 2687 Thesis II: Practice & Integrative Learning Experiences **
*this applies to students in Community Health Science & Practice, Environmental Public Health Sciences, Global Health, Public Health Nutrition, Public Health Policy & Management, and SDG
**this applies to students in Biostatistics (MPH and MS), Epidemiology (MPH and MS), and Social & Behavioral Sciences)
Course Repeat Policy
When a course is repeated, both the original grade and second grade will be recorded on the student’s transcript, but only the second grade will be included in the calculation of the student’s GPA. If the second grade is lower than the original grade, or if the student does not achieve the minimum grade requirement upon taking the course a second time, under special circumstances, the student may take the course a third time pending permission of both the instructor and advisor.
*please see the information above regarding course grade minimums.
Course Withdrawals and Refunds
GPH follows the University policy for course withdrawals and refunds. Students who submit a request to withdraw from a graduate course after the add/drop deadline, they will be subject to financial and academic penalty.
It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the schedules posted on the NYU Bursar's website.
Grading components: All GPH courses have a rubric of grading components, indicating the breakdown of how the grade is calculated, as defined by the instructor. The grading components are outlined on the course syllabus. Below is an example:
Incomplete grades: see the section below.
Students in the MPH program must complete 46 credits for their degree requirements. A minimum of 25 credits, including 12 credits of core courses, 9 credits of concentration courses, and 4 credits of the culminating experience must be taken at GPH. Electives may be taken outside GPH* but require approval of the Chair or Program Director, unless already on the pre-approved list of electives for that particular concentration. Per the GPH transfer credit policy, students may transfer in up to 9 credits of approved coursework, including 6 credits of core coursework, from an accredited school or program.
Students in the MS Biostatistics program must complete 46 credits for their degree requirements. A minimum of 28 credits, including 12 credits of core courses, 12 credits of selective courses, and 4 credits of the culminating experience must be taken at GPH. Electives may be taken outside GPH* but require approval of the Chair, unless already on the pre-approved list of electives. Per the GPH transfer credit policy, students may transfer in up to 9 credits of approved coursework, including 6 credits of core coursework, from an accredited school or program.
Students in the MS Epidemiology program must complete 46 credits for their degree requirements. A minimum of 28 credits, including 24 credits of required courses and 4 credits of the culminating experience, must be taken at GPH. Electives may be taken outside GPH* but require approval of the Program Director. Per the GPH transfer credit policy, students may transfer in up to 9 credits of approved coursework, including 6 credits of core coursework, from an accredited school or program.
Students in the MA program must complete 32 credits for their degree requirements. A minimum of 8 credits, 6 credits of required courses and 2 credits of practicum, must be taken at GPH. Electives may be taken outside GPH* but require approval of the Chair, unless already on the pre-approved list of electives.
Students in the DrPH program must complete 42 credits for their degree requirements. A minimum of 16 credits of required courses, must be taken at GPH. Per the GPH transfer credit policy, students may transfer in up to 9 credits of approved coursework from an accredited school or program. Electives may be taken outside GPH* but require approval of the Director.
Students in the PhD program who matriculated in Fall 2020 or later must complete 72 credits for their degree requirements. A minimum of 66 credits, including 18 credits of required courses, and 6 credits of concentration courses, must be taken at GPH. Students in the PhD program who matriculated prior to Fall 2020 must complete 39 credits for their degree requirements. A minimum of 33 credits, including 18 credits of required courses and 6 credits of concentration courses, must be taken at GPH. Per the GPH transfer credit policy, students may transfer in up to 9 credits of approved coursework from an accredited school or program. Electives may be taken outside GPH* but require approval of the relevant Concentration Director.
* outside GPH, but within NYU.
Note: exception to residency requirements may be made in extraordinary circumstances and must be approved by the relevant Chair or Program Director.
Forms & Procedures
Students should contact their Program Advisor in Student Affairs for guidance on academic progress, required course selection, and changes in student status.
For information and technical assistance relevant to the registration topics listed below, students should read the relevant information at the weblinks provided.
In this section, you will find the following forms & instructions:
- Dropping Courses and Withdrawal Schedule
- Enrollment Mismatch Hold
- Full-time/Half-time Equivalency
- Graduate Course Waiver
- Graduate Elective Substitution Petition
- Graduate Student Travel Grant
- Incomplete Grade Request
- Independent Study Request
- Leave of Absence/Term Withdrawal/Total Withdrawal
- Maintenance of Matriculation
- MPH/MS Concentration Transfer
- MPH/MS Transfer Credit
- Types of Leave of Absence
- For Registration Guidelines, please visit the Student Services page.
- Doctoral Students should consult this page for helpful forms including dissertation defense reports, candidacy exam applications, and coursework checklists.
☛ IMPORTANT NOTE | Many forms require to be signed and returned to GPH Registration at email@example.com.
1 - Dropping Courses and Withdrawal Schedule
2 - Enrollment Mismatch Hold
The most common type of disbursement hold students encounter is the Enrollment Mismatch Hold. This occurs when the number of credits the Office of Financial Aid expects to see is different from your actual enrollment for the semester.
3 - Full-time/Half-time Equivalency
The School of Global Public Health defines full-time status as enrollment in a minimum of 12 units in one semester (11 credits per semester if you are in your second year), and half-time status as enrollment in a minimum of 6 units in one semester.
For the purposes of immigration and federal aid eligibility (student loans), NYU considers full-time status as enrollment in a minimum of 9 units in one semester, and half-time status as enrollment in a minimum of 4.5 units in one semester.
Note for International Students: if it is your last semester before you graduate and you have fewer than 12 credits left to finish your degree or program, you only need to complete the NYU OGS form Register Part-Time: Reduced Course Load. You do not need to apply for full-time equivalency.
Students may be certified as having full-time equivalency for an academic term under the program’s equivalency requirements defined here:
Full-time equivalency: A student may claim full-time status based on any combination of required program internship or fieldwork, work as a Graduate or Research assistant, and coursework* requiring at least 40 hours per week.
Half-time equivalency: A student may claim half-time status based on any combination of required program internship or fieldwork, work as a Graduate or Research assistant, and coursework requiring at least 20 hours per week.
A student is not eligible for equivalency if he/she is not registered for any credit-bearing course work: therefore, students registered for a leave of absence, maintenance of matriculation or zero credit courses will not be approved for equivalency.
The courses which may qualify for equivalency include:
- GPH-GU 2359 Applied Practice Experience Seminar (2)
- GPH-GU 2360 Integrative Learning Experience Seminar (2)
- GPH-GU 2686 Thesis I: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)
- GPH-GU 2687 Thesis II: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)
Students should be aware of the limitations of equivalency status. Equivalencies carry no credit value toward the degree and may affect financial aid. In particular, students should note that equivalencies do not affect program-awarded scholarships, which are always based on actual credit enrollments.
Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid, 25 West 4th Street, 212-998-4444 to determine his/her status.
Application Procedures for FT/HT Equivalencies
- Students who wish to apply for equivalency must submit the form below (with necessary signatures) to the program office no later than two weeks before the first day of classes in the semester for which equivalency is requested.
- Students must be registered before equivalency can be approved.
- Students are fully responsible for investigating the terms, conditions, and deadlines related to any financial aid implications.
☛ Download form here: Full-time/Half-time Equivalency Form
4 - Graduate Course Waiver
MPH students may waive the requirement to take certain core and concentration courses as indicated below, based on the conditions below. When a course is waived, the credits must be made up with additional electives so the total credits at the end of the student’s program is still 46 credits. MPH and MS Biostatistics students should refer to the Biostatistics Course Substitution Form on the landing page of their program (MPH Biostatistics; MS Biostatistics).
A core course (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Health Policy and Management, Social and Behavioral Health, or Essentials of Public Health Biology) may be waived only with a similar core course taken at a CEPH-accredited MPH program/school.
Students who meet one of the following criteria may waive Essentials of Public Health Biology:
Student has a clinical health background (e.g., MD, MBBS, RN, BSN, NP, DO, DDS, PA, RD, DVM) may waive the Essentials of Public Health Biology course.
Student has taken at least 3 of the following undergraduate or graduate courses and obtained at least a B+: biochemistry, cell biology, embryology, human anatomy, human genetics, human physiology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, neurobiology, neuroscience, toxicology, virology.
Up to 9 credits of coursework may be waived if the following conditions are met:
- a grade of a C- or better was obtained;
- the MPH core course(s) was taken at a CEPH-accredited school or program within the last 5 years;
- And the syllabus for the waiver course was evaluated and approved by the relevant course instructor and/or chairperson/program director.
NOTE: if 3-4 core courses have already been taken at a CEPH-accredited institution, 2 courses may be transferred in and 1-2 additional courses may be waived.
All requests for a course waiver must be filed upon matriculation in the student’s first semester of enrollment in the program using the form below, which should be sent along with the relevant course syllabus and a copy of the transcript to Lisa Kroin, Director, Registration and Academic Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).
☛ Download form here: Graduate Course Waiver Form
5 - Graduate Elective Substitution Petition
6 - Graduate Student Travel Grant
The School of Global Public Health encourages matriculated graduate students to submit abstracts for presenting at a professional public health (or related) conference. To help offset the cost of attending such conferences, The Office of Student Affairs offers competitive travel grants to students on a limited basis. Each academic year, a total of 10 awards will be made with each one not exceeding $500. If approved, the travel grant will be awarded to the student and can only be used for conference registration, travel, and lodging.
The following eligibility criteria will be used:
- Applicants must be a currently enrolled student in one of the following Graduate programs (MPH, MA, MS, or Certificate). The student must be enrolled as either a part-time or full-time at the time of the presentation. Applications will be considered for students who will present within 60 days of graduating from the program. In this case, notification of acceptance for presentation must be made while the student is matriculated (prior to graduation).
- The applicant’s work must be accepted for presentation at a scholarly or professional conference (either oral or poster presentation). Applicants must include the abstract of the paper and correspondence from the conference indicating acceptance as part of the application (as soon as the acceptance notification is available).
- Applicants must be presenting original work, which is directly related to the field of public health.
- The conference must take place in the academic year for which the applicant is requesting funding.
- Applicants must be in good academic standing (GPA at or above 3.0).
- The applicant must not be receiving alternative sources of funding that will cover the cost of attendance (students may combine this award with other financial assistance, but not to exceed the total cost of conference participation).
- The applicant can receive only one travel grant award while matriculated in the degree program.
☛ Download form here: Graduate Student Travel Grant (Updated October 2023)
7 - Incomplete Grade Request
To receive an incomplete grade, the student should make a formal request using the Incomplete Grade Request form. The form serves as a contract between the student and course instructor and must be signed by both parties and submitted to the Director of Registration & Academic Services. The request will indicate the reason for the incomplete, the work to be completed, and the final deadline by which the work is to be submitted, to be stipulated by the instructor. 150 days after the end of the semester in which the course was taken, the Incomplete will lapse to an “F”.
8 - Independent Study Request
Under special circumstances, students may pursue an independent study, which is an opportunity for individualized study on a topic of the student’s interest. Independent studies may be done for 1-4 credits, with 40 hours of coursework per credit. No more than 4 credits of independent study may be done during a student’s time in the program.
They are open only to undergraduate seniors, second-year graduate students, and doctoral students.
The following criteria must be met for an independent study:
- It must be related to the student’s concentration or major;
- It must be done with a full-time NYU faculty who has expertise in the area and who is willing to serve as their faculty supervisor; it may not be done with an adjunct or anyone outside NYU;
- An independent study may be done off-campus, as long as it does not prevent the student from attending all sessions of the other courses which they are enrolled in. Students are encouraged to use Spring break, January, and Summer for off-campus independent studies, particularly those which are overseas;
- It may not replicate a pre-existing course, nor may it involve assisting a faculty member with non-academic work.
- Please read this form and its instructions carefully and complete all components of it.
☛ Download form here: Independent Study Request Form
9 - Leave of Absence/Term Withdrawal/Total Withdrawal
- A leave of absence is an approved temporary break from University studies for one or more terms with the intent to return for a future term.
- A term withdrawal means you are withdrawing from all of your classes for a term. A term withdrawal requested after the drop/add deadline of the term will result in W grades on your transcript.
- A total withdrawal means you intend to stop your studies at the University before completing your program, and do not intend to return for a future term. A total withdrawal requested after the drop/add deadline of the term will result in W grades on your transcript.
Important information when requesting a leave and/or withdrawal:
- you accept financial responsibility for all charges (including collection of fees) associated with your request according to the University refund/liability schedule. View the Refund Policy.
- Withdrawing can impact your visa eligibility and/or financial aid. It’s important to understand those impacts before you take a leave of absence or withdraw.
➪ International students: contact the Office of Global Services with questions.
➪ Financial Aid recipients: contact the Office of Financial Aid with questions.
What you need to do before requesting a leave and/or withdrawal:
- Always speak with your GPH Student Affairs Program Advisor when you are considering a leave of absence or term/total withdrawal, or if you are uncertain about any of the information on this web-page.
- Once you have done it, submit your request for an approved leave of absence, total withdrawal, or term withdrawal in your Albert Student Center by clicking the “Request Leave of Absence” or “Request Term/Total Withdrawal” link (on the Homepage of your Student Center, under your Enrolled Courses). An email confirmation will be sent to your NYU email address after you submit your request.
Do not submit a request for leave of absence or term/total withdrawal if:
- You want to drop individual classes but will remain registered in other classes. ➪ Instead, submit a class withdrawal request.
- You intend to complete the remaining graduation or research requirements that do not require registration for additional credit-bearing classes.
➪ Instead, contact your Program Advisor to discuss options for registering for “Maintenance of Matriculation”.
☛ Instructions are outlined on the Registrar's website: Leave of Absence/Term Withdrawal/Total Withdrawal
10 - Maintenance of Matriculation
In order to be matriculated, students must either register for at least one credit-bearing course, or pay the maintenance of matriculation fee plus the registration fee (which comes to a combined total of is $1098 as of Fall 2023).
MA, MPH, and MS students who maintain matriculation are still required to complete all degree requirements within 6 years.
Students on Maintenance of Matriculation will retain access to their NYU email account, NYU facilities, etc.
☛ Download form here: Maintenance of Matriculation Form
11 - MPH/MS Concentration Transfer
This procedure is required for students who wish to change to a new concentration (MS or MPH). If this is your first semester in the program, please note that you may be accepted into the new concentration on the condition that the GPA and course requirements are met, as outlined on the form below.
Students should read through the form carefully and submit it no later than one week prior to the first day of Spring registration, which usually occurs in mid-November (students who matriculated in the Spring must submit the form at least one week prior to the start of Fall registration, which usually occurs in mid-to-late April). Keep in mind that the review process may take a couple of weeks, so plan your request accordingly. Please also note that changing concentrations may increase the length of your program from 2 to 3 years if you are currently full-time.
NOTE: International students may not transfer to an online MPH program if they are staying in the U.S. In addition, a change of concentration does not require a new I-20.
Eligibility Requirements: Students requesting a change of concentration must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Students wishing to transfer into one of the concentrations below should be aware of the following grade requirements. Please note that students may be accepted into a new concentration on the condition that these grades are attained:
- Biostatistics – the BIOS concentration requires students to earn at least an A- in GPH-GU 2995/5995 Biostatistics for Public Health and a grade of B+ or higher in GPH-GU 2106/5106 Epidemiology. The Biostatistics (MS) requires students to earn at least an A- in Biostatistics and Epidemiology.
- Epidemiology - the EPI concentration requires students to earn at least a B+ in both GPH-GU 2995/5995 Biostatistics for Public Health and GPH-GU 2106/5106 Epidemiology.
- Social & Behavioral Sciences – the SBS concentration requires students to earn at least a B+ in both GPH-GU 2995/5995 Biostatistics for Public Health and GPH-GU 2106/5106 Epidemiology.
☛ Access form here: MPH/MS Concentration Transfer Form
12 - MPH/MS Transfer Credit
Individuals who complete coursework at NYU as non-matriculated students will be allowed to transfer up to 9 credits into the graduate program and may be either core or elective courses. Transfer credit may not be applied towards Applied Practice Experience Seminar or Thesis.
For those who have taken the core courses that comprise the Advanced Certificate in Public Health through GPH, up to 15 of these credits may be applied toward the MPH degree. Approval of transfer credits from the Advanced Certificate will be approved pending a grade of a C- or better and completion of within the past 5 years.
☛ Download form here: MPH/MS Transfer Credit Form
13 - Types of Leave of Absence
- Personal Leave of Absence
- Medical Leave of Absence
- Counseling Leave of Absence
➪ What is a Personal Leave of Absence?
A personal leave of absence is a request for reasons unrelated to medical or counseling conditions. Personal leaves are voluntary and apply to issues related to personal circumstances.
To officially request a personal leave of absence, the student must submit a Personal Leave of Absence Request online via Albert (see above for the instructions). No additional documentation is needed.
➪ What is a Medical Leave of Absence (MLOA)?
NYU recognizes that it is sometimes necessary or desirable for a student to take a leave from enrollment for a period of time due to unforeseen medical occurrences/issues.
The duration of the leave will be:
- Minimum of one academic semester, or an equivalent four-month period
- Maximum of two academic semesters or the equivalent in months (8 months).
To officially request medical leave, the student must:
- Always speak with your Program Advisor when you are considering a leave of absence, or if you are uncertain about any of the information on this web-page.
- Complete Medical Leave of Absence Request Form along with appropriate/supporting documentation. In the form, you will find the instructions for students who wish to take a medical leave of absence.
- Submit a request for leave of absence through Albert as outlined before.
- Once you are back from your medical leave, complete the NYU SHC Return from Medical Leave Form. This is a certification of readiness to return to school.
➪ What is a Counseling Leave of Absence?
If you have a mental health diagnosis and need to take a leave of absence due to a mental health concern, please contact Counseling & Wellness Services by calling 212-443-9999.
If a student needs to request a counseling leave of absence, they must schedule an appointment with a counselor at the Student Health Center by calling 212-998-4780.
Students returning from leave due to a psychological concern must contact the Wellness Exchange at 212-443-9999.
Statement of Academic Integrity
The NYU School of Global Public Health values both open inquiry and academic integrity.
Students in the program are expected to follow standards of excellence set forth by New York University and stated in the NYU Academic Integrity Policy Statement.
Such standards include respect, honesty and responsibility.
GPH does not tolerate violations to academic integrity including:
- Cheating on an exam
- Submitting your own work toward requirements in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor
- Collaborating with other students for work expected to be completed individually
- Giving your work to another student to submit as his/her own
- Purchasing or using papers or work online or from a commercial firm and presenting it as your own work
Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the GPH Statement of Academic Integrity and NYU University’s policy on academic integrity as they will be expected to adhere to such policies at all times – as a student and an alumni of New York University.
Plagiarism, whether intended or not, is not tolerated at GPH.
Plagiarism involves presenting ideas and/or words without acknowledging the source and includes any of the following acts:
- Using a phrase, sentence, or passage from another writer's work without using quotation marks
- Paraphrasing a passage from another writer's work without attribution
- Presenting facts, ideas, or written text gathered or downloaded from the Internet as your own
- Submitting another student's work with your name on it
- Submitting your own work toward requirements in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor
- Purchasing a paper or "research" from a term paper mill.
Students at GPH and enrolled in GPH courses are responsible for understanding what constitutes plagiarism. Students are encouraged to discuss specific questions with faculty instructors and to utilize the many resources available at New York University.
Prior to join NYU GPH, each graduate student enrolled in any graduate program at GPH is required to complete the online Plagiarism Certification Test to learn how to recognize plagiarism, test your understanding, and earn a certificate.
When an instructor suspects cheating, plagiarism, and/or other forms of academic dishonesty, appropriate disciplinary action is as follows:
➪ The Instructor will meet with the student to discuss, and present evidence for the particular violation, giving the student opportunity to refute or deny the charge(s).
➪ If the Instructor confirms that violation(s), he/she, in consultation with the Department Chair or Program Director may take any of the following actions:
- Allow the student to redo the assignment
- Lower the grade for the work in question
- Assign a grade of F for the work in question
- Assign a grade of F for the course
- Recommend dismissal
Once an action(s) is taken, the Instructor will inform the Department Chair or Program Director and inform the student in writing, instructing the student to schedule an appointment with the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, as a final step.
The student has the right to appeal the action taken in accordance with the GPH Student Complaint Procedure.
Grade Appeal Process
Students who wish to request a change of their final course grade should follow the procedures outlined below.
STEP 1 | Within fifteen (15) calendar days from when the final course grade is posted in Albert, the student should consult with the instructor who assigned the grade to discuss the requirements for the course and how the grade was determined. Following this discussion, the instructor will make a determination whether to change the grade and issue a decision to the student via email (the “Step 1 Decision”).
STEP 2 | If the student wishes to appeal the Step 1 Decision, they must submit a formal written appeal (“Appeal”) via email within ten (10) calendar days of the Step 1 Decision being sent. The Appeal should include a written statement explaining the grounds for the appeal and why the course grade provided by the instructor should be re-assessed.
Appeals will be decided by the Department Chair / Program Director* of the department / program where the course is housed or by their designee, who shall be an appropriate academic administrator equivalent to a Department Chair / Program Director. If the Appeal is from the grade in a course taught by the Department Chair or Program Director, the Appeal will be decided by the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. If the Appeal is from the grade in a course taught by the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, the Appeal will be decided by the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs.
The Step 2 decision maker will independently review the grade(s), collect relevant information pertinent to the course grade and the Appeal, and will issue a decision via email (the “Step 2 Decision”).
STEP 3 | If the student wishes to appeal the Step 2 Decision, they must submit a formal written appeal (“Final Appeal”) via email within ten (10) calendar days of the Step 2 Decision being sent.
The Final Appeal will be decided by the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. If the First Appeal was decided by the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs, the Final Appeal will be reviewed by the Senior Executive Vice Dean.
The Step 3 decision maker will independently review the grade(s), collect relevant information pertinent to the course grade and Final Appeal, and will issue a final decision via email. No further appeals are permitted.
Graduate Student Guidelines for Academic Issues Encountered in a Course
The following outlines procedures for dealing with common academic issues sometimes experienced in a course. If a student has an academic issue, the first point of contact should be the instructor. If the student and instructor can’t resolve the issue, the student should contact their Chair or Program Director for further adjudication.
Students who are experiencing personal difficulties are encouraged to contact the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs for help in dealing with non-academic issues.
For issues related to grades, students should follow the steps below:
1. Request for justification of a grade received. Instructors are expected to provide clear and detailed grading criteria either in the syllabus or in a separate document explaining an assignment. Students are entitled to ask instructors to explain further how a grade was determined. Instructors are expected to respond to these requests as quickly as possible.
2. Challenging a grade. Students who believe that the assigned grade is not justified after receiving the instructor’s explanation of how the work was assessed and the grade was calculated should contact their Program Director who will review the case and communicate with the instructor regarding the details of the case and recommendations for resolution. The student will be contacted regarding the outcome of this review. The Vice Dean for Academic Affairs will be consulted by the Chair or Program Director as needed.
3. Persistent absences. Students are expected to attend all class sessions. The syllabus should clearly state the instructor’s policy regarding missing class sessions and the penalties for missing class. If a student has frequent absences, the instructor is advised to reach out to email@example.com and they will try to contact the student. The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs will communicate with the instructor, Chair or Program Director, and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and all these parties will decide how to proceed regarding any academic penalties.
4. Late submission of assignments. Students are expected to submit all assignments on time. The syllabus should clearly state the instructor’s policy regarding penalties for late submission of assignments. Barring emergencies, students must request permission in advance if they are unable to meet an assignment deadline, and the student and instructor should establish an agreed upon due date. If a student persistently submits assignments late, the instructor is advised to consult with the Chair or Program Director who may also consult with the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs regarding how to proceed with the student.
5. Missing the midterm or final. Students must obtain the instructor’s permission at least a week in advance if they expect to miss the midterm or final unless the absence is due to an emergency. Make-up exams are the prerogative of the instructor. The instructor is expected to communicate with the student via email regarding his/her decision on whether a make-up exam will be provided.
6. Incomplete grades. Students are expected to complete all course requirements on time. Under extraordinary circumstances (such as a medical emergency), the temporary grade of I (incomplete), may be recorded for a student who is unable to complete course requirements. To receive an incomplete grade, the student must make a formal request using the Incomplete Grade Request form. The request must include the reason for the incomplete, the work to be completed, and the final date the work is to be completed. The form must be signed by both the student and the course instructor and sent to the Director, Registration & Academic Service. All incompletes must be changed to a final grade no later than 150 days after the semester in which the incomplete is given or the grade will automatically become an F. Students are strongly advised to complete the work well before the 150 day time limit as instructors may not be available to grade the work close to the deadline.
Student Conduct Policies - Non-Academic
If students have any questions regarding the following policies and procedures they are strongly encouraged to meet with the GPH Sr. Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
Student Conduct - Non-Academic
Student Conduct Procedures
Student Conduct Forum for Resolution
While many situations can be addressed through conversational and colloquial measures, other matters may necessitate more formal procedures depending on the severity of the alleged conduct and potential sanctions. Upon receipt of a report, the Office of Student Conduct shall review the matter and determine an appropriate forum for resolution. All forums, as outlined below, are administered to ensure that any student accused of violating University policy (the “respondent”) is afforded a fair and impartial process.
Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment
The Office of Equal Opportunity is the University's neutral unit charged with investigating allegations of discrimination and harassment in the working and learning environments in accordance with the University's Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedures for Employees.
Bias Response Line
Experienced administrators in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) receive and assess reports, and then help facilitate responses, which may include referral to another University school or unit, or investigation if warranted according to the University's existing Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy.
The Bias Response Line is designed to enable the University to provide an open forum that helps to ensure that our community is equitable and inclusive.
University policies define prohibited conduct, provide informal and formal procedures for filing a complaint and a prompt and equitable resolution of complaints.