Student Performance Reviews
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Rotman's PhD program provides students with an annual performance review to ensure their successful progress in the program. Each area performs their reviews internally.
A performance review of all doctoral students is conducted annually by the Rotman School. In order to remain eligible for funding students must maintain ‘good academic standing’ classification. The key guidelines for the student evaluation in each year of study are listed below:
First Year Review: primarily based on performance in the required courses and the research project
- Students receiving a grade of B or below in required courses will automatically be classified as ‘not in good standing’.
- Students who fail to show any evidence of progress in the research project will be classified as ‘not in good standing’.
Second Year Review: primarily based on the successful completion of the comprehensive examination, course requirements and the research project.
- Students receiving a mark of ‘Fail Without Invitation to Retake’ will automatically be classified as ‘not in good standing’.
Third Year Review: primarily based on the progress the student has made in identifying the thesis research topic and supervisor.
- Students who are retaking the comprehensive exam and fail to achieve ‘Unconditional Pass’ or ‘Conditional Pass’ will automatically be classified as ‘not in good standing’.
- Students showing no evidence of progress in their thesis research will be classified as ‘not in good standing’.
Fourth and Fifth Year Reviews: primarily based on the progress students are making towards completing their thesis.