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Academic Standings

ACADEMIC STANDING, PROGRESSION, AND RETENTION IN THE PROGRAM

ACADEMIC STANDING AND PROGRESSION IN THE PROGRAM

Students are considered to be in good academic standing if they maintain at least a 76% (“C”) pass mark for all courses during the program.  Any student receiving a grade of less than 76% must repeat the course theory, earn at least a grade of 76%, and pass the clinical component.  Students may repeat a failed course once. 

•    A student with two failures in the same course will be asked to withdraw from the program.
•    A student may have only one course failure within a level to be able to progress in the program.
•    A student who fails two unit exams will be seen by the instructor to discuss procedures to improve grades.  There is a re-evaluation at mid-course.  Tutorials will be offered for each course from 2 PM-4 PM at the request of the student.

RETENTION

For students to remain in the program, they must meet several conditions. They must:

•    Maintain a Grade of C for all courses during the program
•    Maintain a pass grade for all clinical courses during the program
•    Successfully complete each course; having repeated any failed courses only once
•    Adhere to all the school’s academic and general policies
•    Demonstrate a pattern of safe clinical practices commensurate with their educational experience to date