These pages describe how to address unusual circumstances of various kinds.

Graduate students who encounter difficulties beyond their control may request certain reasonable exceptions to Graduate School policies.

In some cases, graduate students may choose to appeal academic decisions such as their grades or scholastic standing; specific procedures and timelines are required.

Finally, Graduate Assistants may file grievances (PDF) related to conditions of employment; this process is facilitated by the Labor Relations Coordinator and overseen by the Office of the Provost.