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Grade Point Average

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Courses are recorded in terms of quarter hour(s) of credit. Multiplication of the credits for a course by the numeric value for the grade awarded gives the number of quality points earned for a course. Dividing the total number of quality points earned in courses by the total number of credits in those courses gives the grade point average. Grades reported as Pass (P), Withdrawal (W), or Withdrawal Failing (WF) are recorded on the student's permanent record but are not used in the calculation of the student's grade point average.

The student's cumulative grade point average is computed and recorded by the Office of the Registrar. It is calculated at the end of the academic year, and does not include any grades or credits for courses audited or accepted for transfer, or courses with a grade of Withdrawal (W), Withdrawal Failing (WF), or Failed (F) that were later repeated.

If a student receives a failing grade, that grade is recorded on the transcript as a letter grade or "F" entry. Upon repetition of a failed course, the original grade of "F" remains on the transcript and the repeated course and grade are entered on the transcript. The grade for an OMS I or OMS II year course repeated at an outside institution, or at MWU and passed is recorded on the transcript as a grade of "C." For all repeated clinical rotations at MWU during the OMS III and OMS IV years that are passed, a grade of "C" will be recorded on the transcript. For both pre-clinical coursework and clinical rotations, the original failing grade will remain on the transcript but will not be included in the GPA calculations. If a repeated pre-clinical course or clinical rotation is failed, a grade of "F" is recorded on the transcript.