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Promotions Committee Guidelines*

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Promotions Committee Guidelines

 

Course or Clinical Rotation

 

Usual Action

 

Academic Status

 

Retake Course

Action

Following

Retake

All passed

Promote

 

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1 Failure equivalent

Retake

Course

Warning

Summer or Next Academic Year

Fail - Retake and Enter ESP**

Pass - Promote

2 Failure equivalents

(different quarters)

Retake

Course

Warning or

Probation

Summer or Next Academic Year

Fail - Retake and Enter ESP**

Pass - Promote

2 Failure equivalents

(same quarter)

ESP or

Suspension

Probation

Summer or Next Academic Year

Fail - Retake and Enter ESP** or

Dismiss

Pass-Promote

3 Failure equivalents

(over > 1 academic year)

ESP or

Suspension

Probation

Next Academic Year

Fail - Dismiss

Pass-Promote

3 Failure equivalents

(same academic year) or

4 Cumulative

Failure equivalents

Recommend

Dismissal

 

One rotation/course failure with 0, 1, or 2 failure-equivalents in MSI/II years

Repeat rotation/course

Academic Warning or Probation***

 

Fail - Probation, Repeat of Academic Year or Dismissal

Pass - Promote or Graduate

One rotation/course failure with 3 or more failure-equivalents in MSI/II years

Recommend Dismissal

 

2 rotation/course failures with 0 or 1 failure-equivalents in MSI/II years

Repeat rotation/course

Academic Probation

 

Fail - Repeat Academic Year or Dismissal

Pass - Promote or Graduate

2 rotation/course failures with 2 or more failure-equivalents in MSI/II years

Recommend Dismissal

 

3 rotation/course failures with 0 failure-equivalents in MSI/II years

Repeat Academic Year or Dismissal

Academic Probation

 

Fail - Dismissal

Pass - Promote or Graduate

3 rotation/course failures with 1 or more failure-equivalents in MSI/II years

Recommend Dismissal

 

*    May be modified by the Promotions Committee for reasons of additional consideration.

**    Extended Study Program

***    Letters of academic warning will indicate that if another failure occurs the student will be placed on academic probation.

Failures in elective courses carry the same weighting as failures in core curriculum courses. Withdrawal/Failing (W/F) may be considered as a course failure by the Promotions Committee.

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