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National Boards Policy

College of Dental Medicine-Illinois

All students are required to pass the NBDE Part I examination before the first day of the fall quarter of DMD-3. If students encounter a catastrophic event that prevents them from taking the examination during that timeframe, the Dean may allow them to enter DMD-3 and take the examination at a later date (mutually agreed upon by the student and Dean).

Students who fail to pass the NBDE Part I on their first attempt will be allowed to continue as registered students as noted below. Students:

Students who fail  the NBDE Part I on their second attempt will be allowed to continue as registered students as noted below. Students:

Students who fail to pass NBDE Part I for the third time need to wait one full year prior to retaking the examination per National Board rules, and will be placed on Academic Leave Absence and will be required to appear before the Student Academic Progress Committee, Preclinical. The committee may recommend a further remediation plan or recommend dismissal for failure to meet the academic requirements of MWU CDMI. These students will be charged tuition on a prorated basis for additional months of education. Passing any portion of a licensing examination is not a substitute for passing a Midwestern University course.  Students must pass NBDE Part I in order to begin the DMD-4 year.