College of Pharmacy

Glendale, AZ Campus

Extended Program for Students Who Matriculated in Summer 2012 or Thereafter

College of Pharmacy-Glendale

Problems may arise that may necessitate a restructuring of a student's academic course load. Accordingly, an individual's academic course load may be reduced so that the student enters what is termed an extended track repeat year program. Such a program rearranges the course schedule so that the normal time period for the program is extended, usually by one additional year. Only enrolled students may enter an extended program. To enter an extended program, either one or both of the following conditions must be met:

  1. Personal hardship. If a student is experiencing unusual stresses in life and a decreased academic load could alleviate added stress, the student may petition the SPGC for an extended program. This petition is not automatically granted and is approved only in exceptional circumstances. The committee is responsible for evaluating the petition and submitting a recommendation concerning a student's request for an extended program to the Dean or his designee. The Dean or his designee is responsible for reviewing and assessing the committee's recommendation, and then notifying the student of a decision.
  2. Academic. As described above, a student that earns a grade of “F” in one course or pharmacy practice experience will be required to repeat the course or pharmacy practice experience from that year in which “F” grades were received. A student may be placed on an extended program for academic reasons at the discretion of the SPGC. A student placed on an extended program for academic reasons is automatically placed on academic probation and may not be returned to good academic standing until the extended program is completed.

If a student is placed on an extended program, such action 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.

A student placed on an extended program for academic reasons will be returned to good academic standing when he/she reenters the prescribed academic program and completes all courses that were unsatisfactory and are required for graduation.