Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Glendale, AZ Campus

Academic Surveillance, Warning and Probation

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Good academic standing is achieved by maintaining a C or better 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 is not granted for currently enrolled students. Full credit is granted for course work completed by students transferring from another institution for the purpose of completing their course of study at AZCOM.

Academic warning is issued by the AZCOM Dean's Office and does not require the student to meet with the Promotions Committtee, Pre-Clinical or Clinical, when a student has <C, failed a course/rotation, or at any time during the academic year when a student has lower than a letter grade of C in a course/rotation. Academic warning represents notice that continued substandard academic performance may compromise the student's ability to pass one or more courses/rotations. Academic warning is not noted on the transcript. A student who has lower than a letter grade of C in a course/rotation is required to meet with the course director or course faculty to formulate a plan of action. A student who has lower than a letter grade of C in more than one course/rotation is required to meet with a representative of the Dean's Office to formulate a plan to achieve academic success. Students on academic warning are discouraged from holding organizational offices.

Academic probation is defined as failure of 2 or more courses/rotations. Academic probation is recommended by the Promotions Committee, Preclinical or Clinical, and is issued by the Dean of AZCOM when a student meets this criterion, which represents notice that continued substandard academic performance may result in dismissal. When a student is placed on academic probation it is noted in the student's permanent academic file. A student on academic probation is required to meet with a representative of the Dean's Office to formulate a plan for academic success. 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.