Graduate Student Handbook

Contact Information

College of Engineering and Computing Office of Graduate Studies (CECGS)
Nguyen Engineering Building, Suite 2400
4400 University Drive - MS 5C8
Fairfax, VA 22030

The purpose of CEC’s Graduate Student Handbook is to provide guidance by clearly communicating CEC-specific policy, process, and criteria. The handbook is supplemental to University Policy as well as the CEC Graduate Policies section of the University Catalog and cross-referenced where appropriate. The handbook and all CEC-specific policies are available in Blackboard (public). 

Handbook Overview

Academic Policies

The academic policies section of the handbook contains policies on numerous topics such as grade appeals, termination, withdrawal, and change of program among others. The University Catalog is linked where applicable. 


The information section of the handbook contains additional academic resources, tutorials, and contact information. 

Additional Resources

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