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Glendale, AZ Campus


College of Veterinary Medicine

Students who fail two or more courses in a single quarter will receive a recommendation for dismissal.  Matriculation and participation in veterinary school is a privilege, not a right. Therefore, a student can be dismissed for the following reasons:

  1. Failure to achieve minimum academic standards (as outlined above and enforced by the preclinical or clinical promotions committees).
  2. Failure to exhibit the personal qualifications and ethical standards necessary to the practice of veterinary medicine.
  3. Violation of Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine rules and regulations that are grounds for dismissal (student and administrative judicial process).

Students who are subject to academic warning, academic probation, or dismissal are given the opportunity to meet with the appropriate Student Promotion Committee. Notification of the date, time, and place of the committee meeting is sent to the student at least 48 hours in advance by priority email and/or telephone. Students are invited to the meeting to give a statement, to teleconference into the meeting by telephone, or provide a statement by email or in writing, should they so desire. Decisions of the committee are forwarded to the Dean and emailed to the student. The right of appeal exists and is described in the Appeals Process section. Appeals must be filed with the Dean within three working days following official notification of the committee decision.

NOTE: Students will be assessed full tuition for any additional years or partial years that they must complete for not meeting the minimal academic requirements.