An annual didactic grade point average will be used as the primary measure of academic performance. It is calculated from all didactic courses for a particular professional year. Grades earned for courses prior to matriculation in the professional program and grades earned for courses taken at another institution while enrolled in the professional program are not included in the calculation of this annual grade point average.
Students must maintain an annual grade point average of 2.00 in their professional program to remain in good academic standing. If a student earns a grade of “F” in one course or pharmacy practice experience, the student is notified, in writing, that he/she is being placed on academic probation. Academic probation represents notice that continued inadequate academic performance may result in dismissal from the College. Additionally, he/she will be remanded to the SPGC. The SPGC will make a recommendation on a course of action. The recommendation may include, but not be limited to, an extended program of study or dismissal.
If the student enters an extended program of study, he/she must repeat all courses or pharmacy practice experiences in that year in which a grade of “F” was received. In general, a student is allowed to go through an extended program only once. The pharmacy practice experiences are subject to availability of sites as determined by the Office of Experiential Education. Placement of a student on the extended program does not modify or limit the committee's actions for dismissal. Thus, the student may be dismissed for academic reasons while on an extended program. If the student does not meet the criteria for successful academic performance at the end of the extended program, the student may be dismissed.
To be returned to good academic standing after completion of an extended track year, a student must have successfully repeated all courses or pharmacy practice experiences in which a grade of “F” was received.
A student who completes the extended program is defined as a reentering student as the student reenters the next professional year curriculum and resumes a normal course load. A reentering student who earns a grade of “F” in one course or pharmacy practice experience may be dismissed from the College. The following policies also guide decisions made by the committee:
1. Students must successfully resolve all “I” (incomplete) and "IP" (in-progress) grades before beginning pharmacy practice experiences.
2. To proceed to pharmacy practice experiences, a student must have earned a passing grade in all coursework with an annual grade point average of 2.00 or above. Eligibility to start introductory pharmacy practice experiences is determined by the annual grade point average calculated from all courses in the First Professional (PS-1) Year. Eligibility to start advanced pharmacy practice experiences is determined by the cumulative grade point average calculated from all coursework over both the Second Professional (PS-2) Year and the Third Professional (PS-3) Year summer quarter.