Warner encourages you to meet with or at least be in contact with your advisor prior to registration; however, in the event that you cannot make connections with your advisor (and please allow a reasonable time for a response), you may contact your Department Chair (Warner’s Registrar can supply you with contact information, should you need it). If you have trouble reaching these people, the Student Services Administrator will locate a faculty member who will be able to assist you.



UR graduate schools, including Warner, do not record GPAs.  Should you need this information for insurance, certification or other purposes, contact the Warner School Registrar.


Final Warner grades are viewable online through UR Access Plus (not in Blackboard); you can get there by going to and clicking on Student Access.
  • Should your employer require a hard-copy grade report, and the one available through Student Access will not suffice, contact the Warner School Registrar who will prepare one for you.
  • Please NOTE:  Warner allows instructors at least two weeks from the final day of a class to submit grades online; if you need a grade sooner than this, it is your responsibility to provide the instructor this information well in advance of the end of the term so that s/he can make an accommodation.


If you need to take a fall and/or spring term off, Warner offers the low-cost option of a leave of absence.  You have the choice of taking a personal, professional or medical leave.  Personal and professional leaves can be taken twice before you graduate (that is, two total leaves, not two of each). Medical leaves can be used as often as necessary (and require a medical professional’s letter, indicating when you will be cleared to resume your program).
  • Register for ED985 online.
  • Complete the Leave of Absence Application Form (See “Forms” section).
  • You never have to register for summer, so no leave of absence request is needed.


At a glance, your Program of Study (POS) is a list of courses and requirements for your particular degree program, but it is more than that:  it is the complete “itinerary” for your journey through Warner School toward degree completion.
  • Should you have misplaced or never received a copy of your POS, contact the Warner School Registrar for assistance.
    • If you think the form you received does not correctly identify the program you want to follow, first discuss it with your advisor; if indeed you do decide a change of program is warranted, contact Admissions or the Warner School Registrar who will provide you with a new personalized POS form.

      If this is a change from one department to another (e.g., from Counseling to Teaching & Curriculum), from one degree to another (e.g., from Ed.D. to Ph.D.) or from one teaching level to another (e.g., from early childhood to adolescent education), the change must be reviewed through the admissions process; contact the Office of Admissions for details.
  • Some programs are less structured than others; failure to complete the POS along with your advisor could lead you to taking a course that will not fit your degree program.  It could also lead to your taking a particular course out of sequence or missing it completely because it is not offered every year.  Your advisor will be an invaluable help (your personal “travel agent,” if you will) in navigating you around these potential issues.
  • If you are a Master’s student, you should plan to complete your POS with your advisor either before classes start your first term, or at the latest sometime during that first term.  If you are a doctoral student, you should plan to complete your POS within the first year of your degree program.
    • You should not feel you are bothering your advisor by requesting an appointment to complete your POS; this is part of their job as your advisor, and though you should respect your advisor’s busy schedule, you still are within your rights to have a completed POS within the timeframe outlined above.
    • If you are having real difficulties arranging a time to meet with your advisor, you may contact the Student Services Administrator who will see that you receive help from someone in your department.


Transcripts now are available through National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) at any time in your academic career at Warner.  You may request transcripts online by going to the University Registrar’s transcript page:  Scroll down to NSC Transcript Ordering Center >.


  • Warner will involuntarily withdraw you from your program for four main reasons:
    • You have failed to register for two consecutive fall/spring or spring/fall terms (you are never required to register in the summer). The Continuous Enrollment Policy requires you to be registered for something (other than an audit) each fall and spring until you graduate.
    • You have received two “C” grades. Warner considers a “C” grade to be sub-standard and when you receive your first “C,” you will receive an Academic Probation notification letter.  Receipt of the second “C” results in involuntary withdrawal.
    • You have received an “E” (failing) grade.
    • You have failed to make satisfactory progress toward degree completion (this applies most often to doctoral students).
  • Once involuntarily withdrawn, you will not have the option to request reinstatement or to reapply to Warner.


  • Should you determine that you need to withdraw from your program, you must:
    • Notify your advisor; it is also a courteous gesture to notify the Department Chair.
    • Notify the Associate Dean (e-mail is acceptable). If your reason for withdrawal involves something you feel Warner could improve upon, you may add that in your note (this is not required but appreciated as we attempt to strive for excellence).
  • Unlike involuntary withdrawal, if your situation changes and you would like to return to Warner to complete your program, you may do so without reapplying if you request reinstatement within two (2) years of your last date of attendance.  The reinstatement request should be sent to the Associate Dean.
    • Be aware that if you are receiving a tuition award from Warner, you may not necessarily receive the same award should you withdraw and return; you should take this into consideration.