The Graduate School may terminate a student's degree candidacy when,
upon recommendation of the department, the student has not made
satisfactory academic progress or when a student on leave has not
In the case of Ph.D. students in particular,
degree candidacy terminates automatically after a second failure of the
general examination or after five years from the date of the student's
having passed the general examination if the student has not maintained
regular contact with the department and dissertation adviser.