Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Promotions Committee Guidelines*

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Promotions Committee Guidelines

  Course or Clinical Rotation   Usual Action   Academic Status   Retake Course Action Following Retake
All passed Promote -- -- --
1 Failure equivalent Retake Course Warning Summer or Next Academic Year Fail - ESP or Dismiss Pass - Promote
2 Failure equivalents (different quarters) Retake Course Warning or Probation Summer or Next Academic Year Fail - ESP or Dismiss Pass - Promote
2 Failure equivalents (same quarter) ESP or Suspension Probation Summer or Next Academic Year Fail - ESP or Dismiss Pass-Promote
3 Failure equivalents (over > 1 academic year) ESP or Suspension Probation Next Academic Year Fail - Dismiss Pass-Promote
3 Failure equivalents (same academic year) or 4 Cumulative Failure equivalents Recommend Dismissal  
One rotation/course failure with 0, 1, or 2 failure-equivalents in MSI/II years Repeat rotation/course Academic Warning or Probation   Fail - Probation, Repeat of Academic Year or Dismiss Pass - Promote or Graduate***
One rotation/course failure with 3 or more failure-equivalents in MSI/II years Recommend Dismissal  
2 rotation/course failures with 0 or 1 failure-equivalents in MSI/II years Repeat rotation/course Academic Probation   Fail - Repeat Academic Year or Dismiss Pass - Promote or Graduate***
2 rotation/course failures with 2 or more failure-equivalents in MSI/II years Recommend Dismissal  
3 rotation/course failures with 0 failure-equivalents in MSI/II years Repeat Academic Year or Dismissal Academic Probation   Fail - Dismiss Pass - Promote or Graduate***
3 rotation/course failures with 1 or more failure-equivalents in MSI/II years Recommend Dismissal  

*   May be modified by the Promotions Committee for reasons of additional consideration.
**  Letters of academic warning will indicate that if another failure occurs the student will be placed on academic probation. 

***  Graduation additionally requires passage of COMLEX-USA Level 1, Level 2 CE and Level 2 PE

One "failure-equivalent": failing a single-quarter course with the grade assigned at the end of the quarter

Two "failure-equivalents": failing a two-quarter course with a single grade assigned at the end of the course

Three "failure-equivalents": failing a three-quarter course with a single grade assigned at the end of the course