In order to be eligible for promotion, students are required to maintain a satisfactory level of scholarship, performance and competence. Written, oral and practical examinations, unannounced quizzes, clinical observations, completion of performance objectives and other evaluative procedures in all areas of the curriculum will be used to assess students’ progress. Students are advised that clinical rotations are weighed like courses for purposes of promotion decisions.
The following criteria apply:
- Students who achieve an F (fail) or U (unsatisfactory) grade in a course or rotation will carry the F or U throughout the academic year. Students who fail an additional course or rotation during a semester in which they have been placed on academic probation will be academically dismissed. Please see the Academic and Summary Dismissals section for additional details.
- Students falling below the minimum overall grade point average of 2.4000 following the 2nd Year spring semester will be academically dismissed.
- A failure in a remedial course or rotation will result in academic dismissal. Any student with two or more failures (any combination of courses or rotations) in one academic year will be academically dismissed.
- Students at the end of their 4th Year will not be eligible to graduate with failures on their transcript.
Please refer to the College of Podiatric Medicine policies on Remediation, Academic and Summary Dismissals, Eligibility for Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree and Remediation and Mandatory Academic Counseling for additional information.