1.2 Graduate Student Responsibilities

By accepting admission to NC State University, graduate students indicate that they are ultimately responsible for adhering to the policies and procedures that govern their education at the university. That responsibility requires that all graduate students know where to find the rules and regulations of the Graduate School and any additional requirements of their specific programs.

The Graduate Handbook defines the minimum requirements of the Graduate School and describes procedures that must be followed. Individual program requirements may be found in the Graduate Catalog and should be available through the department office or its website. Students are expected to follow the requirements in place during the semester they entered NC State. Archived copies of both the Handbook and the Catalog are available online should any questions arise.

All students must also abide by standards of conduct established by NC State. The Handbook section on Codes of Conduct provides web links to Policies, Procedures, and Rules.

The requirements of the Graduate School and individual programs have been instituted so that students, faculty, and administrators are guided by a shared set of expectations for graduate education. We sincerely hope that awareness of these requirements allows each graduate student to have a fruitful educational experience at NC State.