College of Health Sciences

Glendale, AZ Campus

Satisfactory Academic Progress

College of Health Sciences

To achieve satisfactory academic progress, a student enrolled in a graduate degree program in the College of Health Sciences must pass all courses and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average. For most programs in CHS, students are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.750 or higher. The following programs have exceptions to the minimum 2.750 GPA requirement and/or additional criteria for satisfactory academic progress.

Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine (AZPod): A student enrolled in the Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine must pass all courses and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 or higher to have achieved satisfactory academic progress.

Clinical Psychology (CP) Program: A student enrolled in the Clinical Psychology Program must pass all courses and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or higher to have achieved satisfactory academic progress. In addition, a student must achieve a minimum grade of "B-" or "P" in all required courses, seminars, and practica. To progress to the next quarter, a student must satisfactorily complete all academic requirements for the preceding quarter.

Doctor of Health Science (DHS) Degree Program: The academic standing of a student is determined by the student's cumulative grade point average. A student enrolled in the Doctor of Health Science Degree Program must achieve a minimum grade of "B-" in all courses and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or higher to have achieved satisfactory academic progress.

Nurse Anesthesia (NA) Program: A student enrolled in the Nurse Anesthesia Program must pass all courses and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.750 or higher to have achieved satisfactory academic progress. In addition, a student must achieve a "B-" or higher in all NAAPG curriculum courses. NAAPG courses include: 510, 540, 540L, 541, 541L, 542, 542L, 551, 552, 553, 560, 569, 570, 571, 580,  581, 582, 583, and all clinical rotation and clinical didactic component courses.

Physician Assistant (PA) Program - Downers Grove Campus: A student enrolled in the Physician Assistant Program must pass all courses and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.750 or higher to have achieved satisfactory academic progress. In addition, to progress to the next quarter, a student must satisfactorily complete all academic requirements for the preceding quarter.

Physician Assistant (PA) Program - Glendale Campus: A student enrolled in the Physician Assistant Program must pass all courses and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or higher to have achieved satisfactory academic progress. In addition, to progress to the next quarter, a student must satisfactorily complete all academic requirements for the preceding quarter. A student is not able to progress to the clinical year until or unless their cumulative GPA is greater than or equal to 3.000.

Speech-Language Pathology& (SLP) Program: A student enrolled in the Speech-Language Pathology Program must pass all courses and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or higher to have achieved satisfactory academic progress.