Academic Policies & Resources


Handbooks clarify general policies related to attendance, personal conduct, severe weather procedures, degree requirements, and more.

Graduate students are responsible for reading and following the University of Cincinnati's Graduate Student Academic Policies, found in the graduate-student handbook.

College Handbook

One of these requirements mandates that students maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average to be eligible for graduation. Students who do not meet this standard will be placed on academic probation. You are responsible for knowing if/when you are eligible for academic probation or dismissal.

All "I" grades for required nursing courses must be removed in order to progress to the next sequential course. An "I" grade in any sequential nursing course in any term must be removed by the end of the second week of the next term in order for the student to continue enrollment in the next nursing course in the sequence according to prerequisites as stated in the University Course Descriptions. Graduation will not be permitted if a student has a grade of "I" on the transcript. Course work must be completed or the "I" grade will automatically convert to an "F" one calendar year after the initial grade was given.

Prerequisites for required nursing courses are to be met in order to progress. Any student enrolled in a nursing course for which prerequisites have not been met will be subject to administrative withdrawal from the course.

If a student does not successfully complete a nursing course, the student may repeat the course once. If a student is unsuccessful in the course on the second time, the student may be eligible for dismissal. Please note that repeating a course does NOT result in grade replacement; there is no grade replacement at the graduate level at UC, so your original course and grade will remain on your academic record and be calculated into your graduate cumulative GPA.

Please refer to the appropriate sections in the handbook regarding clinical code of conduct, and unsafe/unprofessional practice, and expectations of all students in the clinical setting. All students are expected to adhere to the American Nurses' Association (ANA) Code of Conduct for nurses, along with adhering to UC's Student Code of Conduct.

UC Graduate Handbook

UC provides guidelines on the following:

*Guidelines do not apply to students in graduate certificate programs.

Academic Resources

Advising Syllabus

The purpose of the advising syllabus is to provide an outline of the expectations and responsibilities of all parties involved in the advising relationship.  Academic advising is a collaborative experience. This partnership with members of our team, including faculty advisors, academic advisors, and clinical site coordinators, requires participation and involvement of all team members and the student as it is built over the student’s entire educational experience at the university. Both the student and the advisor have clear responsibilities for ensuring the advising partnership is successful.

UC Libraries

Become familiar with the resources available to you at the library, along with our academic writing standards.

For more information, contact Lynn Warner, UC Library liaison for the college, at or 513-558-3849.

Accessibility Resources

Accessibility Resources leads the university community in providing accommodations and support to students in both online and in-person programs. Whether you experience test anxiety, need extended time on assignments, have an injury that requires temporary accommodations or any other circumstance that impacts your academic success, the staff in Accessibility Resources can assist in identifying the help you need. To learn more about registration, student resources, and staff contacts, visit the Accessibility Resources website.