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Academic Policies for Students Who Matriculated Prior to Summer 2012

College of Pharmacy-Glendale

A student must maintain an annual grade point average of 2.00 in their professional program to remain in good academic standing. A student is placed on academic probation for any of the following reasons:

  1. A student's annual grade point average is below 2.00;
  2. A student earns a grade of F in one or more courses;
  3. A student earns a grade of D in two or more courses in an academic year;
  4. A student fails to earn a grade of C or better on a pharmacy practice experience.

A student is notified, in writing, that he/she is being placed on academic probation for the remainder of the academic year. Academic probation represents notice that continued inadequate academic performance may result in dismissal from the College. Additionally, he/she will be remanded to the SPGC. The SPGC will make a recommendation on a course of action. The recommendation may include, but not be limited to remediation, an extended program of study or dismissal.

If the student enters an extended program of study, he/she must repeat all courses or pharmacy practice experiences in that year in which grades of D or F are received. A student is allowed to go through an extended program only once. The pharmacy practice experiences are subject to availability of sites as determined by the Office of Experiential Education. Placement of a student on the extended program does not modify or limit the committee's actions for dismissal. Thus, the student may be dismissed for academic reasons while on an extended program. If the student does not meet the criteria for successful academic performance at the end of the extended program, the student may be dismissed.

To be returned to good academic standing after completion of an extended track year, a student must raise his/her annual grade point average to 2.00 or above at the end of the repeated year.

A student who completes the extended program is defined as a reentering student as the student reenters the next professional year curriculum and resumes a normal course load. A reentering student who earns an annual grade point average below 2.00, a grade of F in one or more courses, a grade of D in two or more courses in an academic year or fails to earn a grade of C or better on a pharmacy practice experience may be dismissed from the College. The following policies also guide decisions made by the committee:

  1. Students must successfully resolve all I (incomplete) grades before beginning pharmacy practice experiences.
  2. To proceed to pharmacy practice experiences, a student must have earned a passing grade in all didactic courses with an annual grade point average of 2.00 or above. Eligibility for introductory pharmacy practice experiences is determined by the annual grade point average calculated from all courses in the PS-1 year. Eligibility for advanced pharmacy practice experiences is determined by the annual grade point average calculated from all courses in the PS-3 summer quarter.