The Promotions Committee is charged with maintaining standards of excellence in the preclinical and clinical academic courses. The committee meets as needed to review academic and professional progress of students and considers student cases of academic failure, or identified academic deficiencies, as well as circumstances in which students have not met the professional standards set forth in the Osteopathic Oath. Students who attain satisfactory academic and professional progress are promoted to the next academic year provided all tuition and fees have been paid. Decisions of the committee are sent to students. The right of appeal exists and is described elsewhere in this catalog. Appeals must be filed in writing with the Dean within three working days following official notification of the committee's decision. The Promotions Committee also recommends to the Faculty Senate for graduation those students who have successfully completed curricular requirements, who have passed COMLEX-USA Level 1 and Level 2 CE and PE of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, and who have paid all tuition and fees.