The Graduate Academic Regulations were approved by the American University Faculty Senate and currently govern all American University students enrolled in graduate degree programs, in graduate certificate programs, or as graduate non-degree students.

Graduate Academic Regulations

The Graduate Academic Regulations were ratified May 5, 2021 and take effective August 30, 2021. The Graduate Academic Regulations are available online and as a downloadable PDF.

GPA Worksheet - This worksheet will help determine what grades are necessary to continue study at American University should a graduate student be placed on Academic Probation.

  • Exceptions to the Graduate Academic Regulations from the Office of Graduate Studies must be submitted using this form.
  • A copy of the student's transcript MUST be included unless instructed otherwise.
  • Petitions must be emailed from the American University account of the Associate Dean in the appropriate academic unit.
  • Please submit petitions to petitions@american.edu.
  • Please allow 3-5 business days for a decision.