Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Academic Surveillance, Warning & Probation

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Good academic standing is achieved by maintaining > "C" cumulative average in all courses/rotations at all times. A student on academic warning or academic probation is not considered to be in good academic standing. To return to good academic standing, a student must pass the failed courses/rotations and incur no further failures.

Advanced standing for currently enrolled students is not granted for individual courses completed at another institution. Full credit is granted for course work completed by students transferring from another institution for the purpose of completing their course of study at CCOM.

Academic warning is issued when a student has failed a one failure-equivalent course or rotation at any time during the academic year.  Academic warning represents notice that continued substandard academic performance may compromise the student's ability to pass one or more courses. Academic warning is not noted on the transcript. A student who has a <70% cumulative average in a course or rotation is required to meet with the course director or course faculty to formulate a plan of action. A student who has a cumulative average <70% in more than one course or rotation is required to meet with a Dean's Office representative to formulate a plan to achieve academic success. Students on academic warning are discouraged from holding organizational offices. Students on academic warning will be invited to the CCOM Promotions Committee meeting but will not be required to attend. 

Academic probation is defined as failure of 2 or more single-quarter courses or 2 or more failure-equivalents in multi-quarter courses or 2 or more rotations.  Academic probation is issued by the Promotions Committee when a student meets this criterion, which represents notice that continued substandard academic performance may result in dismissal. Academic probation is noted in a student's permanent academic file. A student on academic probation is required to meet with a Dean's Office representative. When a student passes the failed courses and returns to good academic standing, this is also noted in the student's file. Academic probation is not noted on the transcript. Students on academic probation are ineligible to hold student organization offices, or to participate in international rotations. Students on academic probation will be required to appear before the CCOM Promotions Committee. 

Definitions:

"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.