Graduate Policies

The following policies are those applicable to Hamline University graduate students.

Academic Integrity for Graduate Students
Dishonesty of any kind in relation to academic work threatens the integrity of the academic enterprise and is prohibited at Hamline University.

Academic Progress: Graduate Students
Students who do not make satisfactory academic progress may be suspended at the discretion of the program dean/director and the faculty advisory committee.

Admission to Graduate Programs
Students wishing to enroll in degree program coursework must be either fully admitted to the degree program or admitted with conditional or special status.

All Student Travel Policy
This travel policy is design to cover travel by students with, on behalf of, or otherwise sponsored by Hamline University that is outside the Twin Cities Metro area (or approximately 50 miles away from the St. Paul campus). It requires that all student participants must sign a general liability waiver and provide emergency contact information to be held in a Hamline-based office for the duration of the travel.

Amnesty (Good Samaritan) Policy for Student Drug/Alcohol Violations
When assisting an intoxicated individual by alerting University staff (e.g. RA, residence professional staff member, Office of Safety & Security), neither the intoxicated individual nor those who seek help will be subject to formal disciplinary action.

Attendance and Assignments Policy for Graduate Students
Overview of policies related to attendance and assignments for graduate students.

Auditing a Master's Level Course
Students may audit master’s level courses on a space-available basis and with permission of the program office.

Class Cancellation: Graduate Courses
In the unlikely event that course enrollment does not reach the minimum, the course will be canceled. Students are notified seven days in advance.

Course Credit: Graduate Courses
Hamline University has adopted the following policy regarding graduate course credit.

Evaluation Policy: Graduate Courses
Students are expected to evaluate their current courses and quality of instruction at the conclusion of every course.

Financial Aid and Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy: Graduate
Because Hamline University is committed to ensuring that their graduate and professional students are successful in completing their degree programs, their progress is monitored on an annual basis and those not meeting SAP criteria may be placed on financial aid probation and eventually suspended from receiving financial aid.

Financial Policies and Procedures: Graduate Students
The brochure Financial Policies and Procedures is distributed to new degree-seeking students.

Grading Policy: Graduate Students
Hamline University has adopted the following policy related to graduate program grading procedures.

Registration: Graduate Students
The Hamline registration web site at www.hamline.edu/registration lists registration instructions, course information, an academic calendar for the term, and registration forms for degree and licensure students. Registration closes the day before the beginning of the term. Courses involving travel or other events may have earlier deadlines.

Student Status: Graduate Students
Hamline University has adopted the following policy on graduate student status.

Time Limits: Graduate Students
Hamline University has adopted the following policy on time limits for graduate students.

Transcripts: Graduate Students
Hamline University has adopted the following policy on graduate student transcript requests.

Transfer of Credit: Graduate Students
Hamline University has adopted the following policy on transfer of credit/credit equivalencies for graduate students.

Transferring Credit: Low Residency, MFA Students
The Graduate School of Liberal Studies has adopted the following policy regarding transfer credit for low-residency MFA students.

Tuition and Fees: Graduate Students
Hamline University has adopted the following policies regarding graduate student tuition and fees.

Withdrawal: Graduate Students
Hamline University has adopted the following policy regarding withdrawal from a graduate course or program.

See an alphabetical list of all Hamline University policies.