Graduate Studies

Incoming Students

Appointments and Awards

The University of Rochester, as a member of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, subscribes to the Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees, and Assistants. In accordance with that Resolution, “when a student accepts an offer before April 15 and subsequently desires to withdraw, the student must submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15. However, an acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made.”

The continuity of all appointments and awards, and the eligibility for reappointment, require that the student make satisfactory academic progress. Any award can be terminated, at any time, if the academic work is regarded as unsatisfactory.