The Graduate Policy Committee (GPC) considers University-wide policies related to graduate education and works in accordance with the Steering Committee and the Faculty Senate. When a policy is successfully accepted by the GPC, it has to then normally be approved by the Steering Committee and/or the Faculty Senate (depending on the nature of the policy) in order to be revised and implemented. This page consolidates all approved graduate policies related specifically to students. 

Table Key

  1. Date- This serves as the official date that the policy was approved and finalized.
  2. Subject- The subject heading highlights the name of the policy.
  3. Approved Policy- This link takes you directly to the new and/or revised policy wording. The header of this document shows each date the policy was discussed, revised and accepted.
  4. Graduate Policy Committee (GPC) Minutes- Highlights the discussion, origin, and reasons behind the development or amendment of the policy.
  5. Faculty Senate (FS) Minutes- Highlights the discussion in finalizing and approving the policy for implementation.

To Search

  • Hold Left-Control and Click F on your keyboard and type in a key word to search the webpage for a specific policy. If you cannot locate the policy this way, simply scroll down the page until you find the policy you are looking for.

Note: If "N/A" is visible under the GPC or FS column, this does not mean the minutes do not exist, but rather could not be found. This website is a work-in-progress, so bear with us as we try to locate all of the information.


If you have questions pertaining to the Graduate Policy Committee Minutes, please contact James Beck at If you have questions pertaining to the Faculty Senate Minutes, please contact Andrea White at






Approved Policy


GPC Minutes


FS Minutes

3-21-18 Master's Degree- Graduate Credit Hr Requirement Document 3-5-18 Minutes 3-21-18 Minutes
3-5-18 Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies- GRE Waiver Document 3-5-18 Minutes N/A
2-21-18 Master's Course-Type Option- Minimum Hours Change Document 1-22-18 Minutes 2-21-18 Minutes
10-23-17 College of Business- GMAT Waiver Policy Update/ GMAT Waiver Policy for Students Applying to the MSF Program Document N/A N/A
10-9-17 School of Information Graduate Admissions Entrance Exam Waiver (GRE/GMAT, etc.) Document N/A N/A
8-31-17 Updated Leave of Absence Policy Document N/A N/A
2-17-16 Language of the Theses, Dissertations and Treatises Policy Document 1-11-16 Minutes 2-17-16 Minutes
11-18-15 Residence Policy Revision Document
2-16-15 Minutes
3-30-15 Minutes
11-2-15 Minutes
11-18-15 Minutes
10-19-15 Master's of Accounting (MAcc) GMAT Waiver Proposal Document 10-19-15 Minutes N/A
12-3-14 University Wide Standards for Graduate Teaching Assistants Document 10-27-14 Minutes 12-3-14 Minutes
10-6-14 College of Business- GMAT Waiver Proposal for MBA & MS Degree Programs Document 10-6-14 Minutes N/A
4-21-14 College of Criminology- GRE Waiver for Online Master's Program Document 4-21-14 Minutes N/A
2-24-14 Revision to Language Requirement for International Students Document 2-24-14 Minutes N/A
2-19-14 Revision to Dual Enrollment Policy Document 1-27-14 Minutes 2-19-14 Minutes
10-1-13 Policy for Combined Section Classes (Co-Listed 4000-5000 Level Courses) Document N/A N/A
4-24-13 College of Medicine- Transfer Student Policy Document 4-1-13 Minutes 4-24-13 Minutes
4-24-13 Residence Requirement for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program Document 2-4-13 Minutes 4-24-13 Minutes
4-24-13 New Language for Graduate Bulletin on Academic Integrity and Advisement Document N/A 4-24-13 Minutes
12-5-12 Modification of Spoken English Certification Standards for TAs in Modern Language and Linguistics Document 11-26-12 Minutes 12-5-12 Minutes
12-5-12 Alternative Certification for International TAs Document 10-1-12 Minutes 12-5-12 Minutes
2-16-11 Graduate Bulletin Revisions to the Doctoral Dissertation Defense Policy Document 2-28-11 Minutes 2-16-11 Minutes
2-16-11 Graduate Bulletin Revisions to Graduate Degree Requirements Section Document 10-11-10 Minutes 2-16-11 Minutes
2-14-11 College of Motion Picture Arts- GRE Exception Document 2-14-11 Minutes
2-14-11 Revision to ETD Submission Process Document 2-14-11 Minutes N/A
2-16-09 Examination in Defense of Dissertation Policy Document 2-16-09 Minutes N/A
1-12-09 Supervisory Committee and University Representative Policy Revision Document 1-12-09 Minutes N/A
2-4-08 Full-Time Status for Graduate Students Document 2-4-08 Minutes N/A
11-26-07 ETD Sequestration Policy Revision Document 11-26-07 Minutes N/A
9-10-07 Full-Time Enrollment Requirement for Graduate Students Document 9-10-07 Minutes N/A
1-22-07 Final Term Registration (one credit hr to two credit hrs) Document 1-22-07 Minutes N/A
10-30-06 ETD Sequestration Policy Revision Document 10-30-06 Minutes N/A
10-31-05 IBTOEFL Minimum Score Document 10-31-05 Minutes N/A
4-4-05 Grade Appeals System Document
Proposal to Revise
Step Process
4-4-05 Minutes N/A
3-14-05 S/U Deadline Policy Change Document
Policy Change Memo
3-14-05 Minutes N/A
4-21-04 Elimination of Forgiveness Policy Document
Implementation Procedures
Analysis Table
4-5-04 Minutes 4-21-04 Minutes
4-21-04 Revision to Reinstatement Policy Document
Proposal Memo
4-5-04 Minutes 4-21-04 Minutes
9-23-02 Electronic Submission of Treatises, Theses, and Dissertations (ETD Project) Document 9-23-02 Minutes N/A
10-15-01 Proposal to Waive GRE Requirement for MFA Dance Students Document 10-15-01 Minutes N/A
4-24-00 Proposal to Waive GRE Requirement for MFA Theatre Students Document 4-24-00 Minutes N/A
3-15-93 S/U Deadline Policy Change Document 3-15-93 Minutes N/A
2-10-92 Registrar Policy for Resetting a Graduate Student's GPA Document
2-10-92 Minutes N/A
11-14-90 Graduate Bulletin Revisions Document 10-8-90 Minutes 11-14-90 Minutes
4-19-89 Graduate Assistants with 25% or Greater- Minimum of 9 Credit Hrs Document
4-10-89 Minutes 4-19-89 Minutes
10-31-88 Examination in Defense of Dissertation Policy Document 4-18-88 Minutes 10-31-88 Minutes
4-8-87 Proposal to Lower Minimum TOEFL Score for International Students Document 2-16-87 Minutes 4-8-87 Minutes
11-17-86 Clarification to the Residence Requirement Document 11-17-86 Minutes N/A
10-13-80 Graduate Bulletin Revisions Document N/A N/A
4-14-80 Joint Authorship of a Thesis or Dissertation Document N/A N/A
1-16-78 Requiring a 3.0 GPA for Grad Students Seeking Admission to FSU with a Master's Degree Document (Item # 108) N/A N/A
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