Course Catalog

Academic Failure

College of Dental Medicine-Arizona

Students who accumulate three failures over more than a single academic year, or two failures in a single quarter, may be recommended for dismissal or an academic leave of absence. Students returning from an academic leave of absence are required to retake failed courses. The grade for a course repeated at an outside institution or at Midwestern University and passed is recorded as a grade of "C". The previous "F" course grade remains on the official transcript but does not calculate into the overall Grade Point Average. 

Students may be dismissed from the academic program for the following reasons:

  1. Accumulate 4 or more failures within the four-year curriculum
  2. Accumulate 3 or more failures in a single academic year
  3. Accumulate 2 or more failures in a single academic year
  4. Fail the repeat of a course previously failed

Any failures must be repeated within one year, unless an extension is granted by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Dean.

Please Note: Students will be assessed tuition and related fees for any additional years.