The committee is charged with maintaining standards of excellence in the preclinical academic courses. At a minimum, it meets at the end of each academic quarter. The committee assesses the progress of each student at the end of the academic year, with special attention to students with an academic failure, an incomplete, or an in-progress grade. Students who attain satisfactory academic and professional progress are promoted to the next academic year, provided all tuition and fees have been paid.
Students who accumulate 3 or more failure-equivalents in an academic year, students with 2 or more failure-equivalents in a single academic quarter, and students in the extended-study program (ESP; described later in the Extended Study Program section) who accumulate 1 or more failure-equivalents in an academic year are required to meet with the Preclinical Promotions Committee (PCP). Notification of the date, time, and place of the committee meeting is sent to students to their official MWU email account at least 48 hours in advance. Decisions of the committee are emailed to the students to their official MWU email account. The right to appeal a decision for dismissal or deceleration exists and is described elsewhere in this catalog. All information known by the student at the time of the appearance before the committee, which is relevant to the issue being evaluated by the committee, must be shared with the committee. Appeals must be filed in writing with the Dean within three working days following official notification of the committee's decision.
One "failure-equivalent": failing a single-quarter course with the grade assigned at the end of the quarter
Two "failure-equivalents": failing a two-quarter course with a single grade assigned at the end of the course
Three "failure-equivalents": failing a three-quarter course with a single grade assigned at the end of the course