Graduate Students Resources

  • Graduate education at AUC engages students in a deeper, more specialized program of learning. As such, the needs and expectations of graduate students are going to be different from those of your undergraduate colleagues. The Code of Academic Ethics applies to the entire AUC community, as a graduate student you are held to a higher standard. As such, it is important to understand that any violation of the Code of Academic Ethics may result in immediate suspension and possible dismissal from the University.

  • Newly admitted degree-seeking graduate students must successfully complete the online Academic Integrity Modules during their first semester at AUC. Registration in subsequent semesters shall not be possible until the successful completion of these modules. These newly admitted students will be contacted via email by the Office of Graduate Student Services and Fellowships during the first few weeks of their first semester with details on these online modules and how to access them.

  • The resources linked on the home page apply to graduate and undergraduate students alike. Additionally, graduate students must be aware of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements for research involving human subjects.

  • A graduate student receiving an “F” grade in any course because of a breach of academic integrity will be dismissed from the university. Upon the recommendation of the program and the approvals of the school dean and the dean of graduate studies a student may be allowed to retake the course when it is next offered unless otherwise stipulated by the academic integrity sanctions. Both the original grade and the new grade will appear on the transcript and both will be used in calculating the GPA. Until the student retakes the course, he/she is not allowed to register in any other courses.  A student dismissed because of an “F” due to a breach of academic integrity and allowed to retake the course, will need to petition for readmission to the program. This privilege of repeating and/or retaking a course may be exercised only once.


    Like their undergraduate counterparts, graduate students are not permitted to drop a course in which there is a pending violation or a determination that the Code of Academic Ethics has been violated. Again, faculty are asked not to sign withdrawal forms. Drop requests that get as far as the registrar's office will be denied.