College of Veterinary Medicine

Glendale, AZ Campus

Course Failure Policy

College of Veterinary Medicine

Students who do not demonstrate minimum competencies assume the obligation and responsibility to make up academic failures. First and second year students must successfully pass all failed courses before they can be promoted to the second or third years. Likewise, third year students can begin the clinical rotations and be promoted to the fourth year only if they pass all requirements of the preclinical curriculum. Third and fourth year students must remediate any failed courses as soon as possible following the failure in order to be considered for graduation.

Grade for Retaken Course

If a student receives a failing grade, that grade is recorded on the transcript as a letter grade (an "F" entry). Upon repetition of a failed course, the original grade of "F" remains on the transcript and the repeated course and new grade are entered on the transcript. The grade for a failed VMED I, VMED II, or VMED III course repeated and passed at an outside institution, or at Midwestern University, is recorded on the transcript as a grade of "C." For all failed clinical rotations at Midwestern University during the VMED IV year that are repeated and passed, a grade of "C" will be recorded on the transcript. For both preclinical coursework and clinical rotations that are repeated, the original failing grade will remain on the transcript but will not be included in the GPA calculations. If a repeated preclinical course or clinical rotation is failed, a grade of "F" is again recorded on the transcript.  Students who fail a course a second time will be recommended for dismissal.