Doctoral students are required to attend first term symposium. If a doctoral student does not attend in the first term, the student will be administratively withdrawn at the end of the first quarter. Attendance for the required doctoral symposia is defined as 100% attendance on each day throughout the facilitation.
In an extreme case a doctoral student must submit, in writing, a request to the Dean or designee to be excused from a portion of their symposium. The Dean or designee must approve and forward to the appropriate department for recording. The excused absence cannot exceed 25% of the entire symposium. If the absence is over 25% of the entire symposium, the symposium will not count as one of the four required symposia.
In the case of a medical emergency that prevents the doctoral student from participating in the entire symposium, the doctoral student can be excused up to 50% of the symposium by the Dean or designee. If the absence is over 50% of the entire symposium, the symposium will not count as one of the four required symposia.