College of Dental Medicine-Illinois

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Advanced Standing/Exemption from Coursework

College of Dental Medicine-Illinois

All requests for advanced standing by admitted, transfer, or enrolled students are processed on a course-by-course basis by the Office of the Dean. Courses must be at the graduate level to be considered for advanced standing. Students should submit a letter to the Office of the Dean listing the course(s) under consideration. Students must provide an official course description, transcript, and syllabus for each course previously taken. It is expected that a minimum grade equal to a "B" would have been achieved in the petitioned class. The decision to grant or deny advanced standing will be made by the department in consultation with the CDMI Dean's Office.

If a course is accepted for credit, the course will be recorded the transcript along with the name of the institution at which the credit was earned and the original course title and number. Any earned letter grade will not be included on the transcript or used in the GPA calculation; instead, a notation of "AP" (Advanced Placement) will appear.