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Promotions Committee Guidelines for COMLEX-USA Failures*

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Exam

Usual Action*

Academic Status

Repeat Exam Timing**

Action Following Retake*

All Passed

Continue in program

Good standing

 

 

One COMLEX-USA failure (any of COMLEX-USA Level 1, COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE or COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE examinations)

Retake failed COMLEX-USA component after study and remediation plan complete

Probation

Time frame will be determined by the Promotions Committee or a Dean's Office representative and will not exceed four months. 

Pass: Continue in program

Fail: See next row

Two COMLEX-USA failures (any combination of COMLEX-USA Level 1, COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE or COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE examinations)

In-person review course prior to re-take

Suspension *** until passing score received

Time frame will be determined by the Promotions Committee or a Dean's Office representative and will not exceed four months. 

Pass: Continue in program

Fail: See next row 

Three COMLEX-USA failures (same COMLEX-USA Level examination)

Recommend Dismissal

Four COMLEX-USA failures (any combination of COMLEX-USA Level 1, COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE or COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE) Recommend Dismissal

*Action may be modified by the Promotions Committee 
**Exam repeat schedule is at the discretion of the Promotions Committee 

*** Suspension is noted on the student's transcript