© 2009 Paul Feehan
Graduating students who would like to attend the commencement ceremony should consult the University Commencement or Graduate School–New Brunswick Commencement information pages. Whether or not you attend the ceremony, you must file an Application for a Graduate Diploma in advance of the Registrar's deadline in order to receive your degree certificate.
The student part of the form should be completely filled out (no blank or partially completed forms accepted) and accompanied by copies of all supporting documents (for example, transcripts). Forms without supporting documents will not be processed. The student is solely responsible for collecting the completed and signed-off form from us and filing it with the appropriate university office.
Student progress towards the degree is normally reviewed each semester after the Fall or Spring grades are posted. The Mathematical Finance Program Director (or designate) may recommend that a student be placed on academic probation if he or she fails to maintain satisfactory academic or professional standards in any phase of their graduate studies.The following are examples of conditions which usually indicate lack of satisfactory academic progress:
For a full-time degree student, nine (9) and, for a part-time degree student, six (6) are the minimum numbers of credit hours per semester; exceptions are made only if the student is (a) in his or her the final semester, or (b) waiting for a required course or for a course approved by the Mathematical Finance Program Director as essential for the student's specialization, or (c) working full time (40 or more hours per week). No degree student may take less then 3 credit hours per semester without the prior permission of the Mathematical Finance Program Director.
In the case of unsatisfactory academic progress, the Mathematical Finance Program Director (or designate) will notify the student in writing, reminding him or her of the applicable program or graduate school rules, describe the concerns, list the proposed actions the student will need to take, and give the student a probationary period of one (1) semester to remedy the academic deficiencies. The warning may specify particular problems that must be corrected to avoid dismissal and may require a meeting with the Mathematical Finance Program Director (or designate) and/or a written response before a hold on registration for the next semester is lifted. (In cases of extremely poor performance, the program may determine that a probationary period is not justified and may move directly to a recommendation for dismissal.)
If the student fails to remedy the lack of progress by the end of the probationary period, then he or she may be subject to the Termination of Studies procedure of the Graduate School–New Brunswick.