Chicago College of Optometry

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Clinical Rotation Failure (refers to OPTOD 1770, 1771, 1772, 1774, 1800, 1810, 1820, and 1830 Clinical Services VII-XIV)

Chicago College of Optometry

Clinical Rotations are completed sequentially.

If a student receives an "F/WF" in a clinical rotation course, the matter will be reviewed by the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee. Details about individual Clinical Services course requirements and policies are in the individual course syllabus.

The following actions may be recommended by the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee:

  1. Place the student in an extended program, if eligible.
  2. Put the student on a leave of absence to undergo a period of independent study.
  3. Require additional coursework or specified activities to enhance optometry knowledge, skills techniques, and concepts that are deemed critical for success as a Doctor of Optometry; and/or demonstrate mastery of the knowledge, skills techniques and concepts deemed critical for success as a Doctor of Optometry.
  4. Require the student to repeat the failed clinical rotation.
  5. Be dismissed from the program.