To ensure their quality and relevance, graduate
programs at IUP are subject to review and change by duly appointed and
responsible university groups.
Because of this, the university recognizes that
provisions must be made to prevent hardship to students already enrolled in
programs if changes later occur in specific or general program requirements.
Students affected by changes in programs, policies, and regulations are
therefore given the option of following those requirements in effect when the
student was first enrolled in the program or those in effect at the time of
expected graduation. The student cannot, of course, combine chosen elements of
the two. Should a question of rule interpretation arise with respect to
changes, the student, the student’s advisor, or both should petition the dean
of the School of Graduate Studies and Research for a decision about which