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Extended Study Program (ESP)

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic. A student will be placed in the Extended Study Program for academic reasons at the discretion of the Promotions Committee. A student placed in ESP for academic reasons is automatically placed on academic probation and will not be returned to good academic standing until all failures are retaken. If a student is placed on ESP, such action does not modify or limit the Promotion Committee's options for recommendation for dismissal. Thus, the student may be dismissed for academic reasons while in ESP.

Students who accumulate three failure equivalents over more than a single academic year or two failure equivalents in a single quarter are placed immediately in the Extended Study Program or on academic leave of absence. The student is also on academic probation. He/she is required to retake failed courses during the regular academic year and are not eligible for summer courses either at CCOM or at any other medical school. The Promotions Committee individually reviews ESP students who fail academic courses. Students will be assessed pro-rata tuition for any additional years of instruction.

Voluntary. Students have the option of requesting to voluntarily enter the ESP program. The voluntary Extended Study Program allows students additional time to address personal issues by creating a program of study that allows students to complete the first two years of the curriculum in three years. Students must petition the Dean or designee to voluntarily become an ESP student for personal reasons no later than the end of the fifth week of a quarter. Requests received after the fifth week are reviewed by the Dean or designee and granted only for reasons of substantiated hardship or medical emergency.

Students on ESP will be assessed pro-rated tuition for any additional years of instruction.