Graduate students are governed by policies established by the university, the Graduate School, and the student's department, division, or program. Therefore, the policies identified here, and elsewhere in this Bulletin, cannot be a complete list. However, every attempt has been made to identify the location of those policies which affect most or all students in the Graduate School.

In this Bulletin, the page University Policies covers many of the policies that apply to both graduate and undergraduate students, under the headings of nondiscrimination, student health, student conduct, statement of intent to graduate, and student academic records and transcripts. In addition, it refers to the university's Compliance and Policies page. Graduate students should follow that page's links to Information Technology, Computers and Internet Policies; and to Intellectual Property and Research Policies. Most of the former, and many of the latter, will apply to all graduate students.

The Graduate School website includes a Policies and Guides page with links to the full texts of the following policies:

  • Academic and Professional Integrity Policy for Graduate Students
  • Alcohol Service at Events Sponsored by Graduate Student Organizations
  • Dissenting Vote(s) at a Dissertation Defense
  • Involuntary Leave Policy
  • New Child Leave Policy
  • Part-time Employment Policy
  • Policy on Probation and Dismissal for Academic Reasons
  • Student Grievance Procedures
  • Time Off Policy
  • Transfer of Credit Policy
  • Washington University Policy on Consensual Faculty-Student Relationships

Please note that the majority of these policies cover the same topics as quite different versions, found elsewhere in the Bulletin and/or on the university's website, but applicable only to undergraduate students. Accessing these documents through the Graduate School website is the best way to guarantee finding the relevant policy for graduate students.