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Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Academic Warning & Probation

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Good academic standing is achieved by maintaining > 70% cumulative average in all courses at all times. A student on academic warning or academic probation is not considered to be in good academic standing. To return to good academic standing, a student must pass the failed courses and incur no further failures.

Academic warning is issued by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs when a student has <C/failed a one failure-equivalent course or at any time during the academic year when a student has <70% in a course. Academic warning represents notice that continued substandard academic performance may compromise the student's ability to pass one or more courses. Academic warning is not noted on the transcript. A student who has a <70% cumulative average in a course is required to meet with the course director or course faculty to formulate a plan of action. A student who has a cumulative average <70% in more than one course is required to meet with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs to formulate a plan to achieve academic success. The student will seek assistance from Student Services and/or a COMCoach as needed.  Students on academic warning are discouraged from holding organizational offices.

Academic probation is defined as failure of > 2 single-quarter courses or > 2 failure-equivalents in multi-quarter courses.  Academic probation is issued by the Dean when a student meets this criterion which represents notice that continued substandard academic performance may result in dismissal. When a student is placed on academic probation, it is noted in the student's permanent academic file. When a student passes the failed courses and returns to good academic standing, this is also noted in the student's file. Academic probation is not noted on the transcript. The student will seek assistance from Student Services and/or a COMCoach as needed. Students on academic probation are ineligible to hold student organizational offices, or to participate in international rotations.