The Preclinical Promotions Committee (PPC) is charged with maintaining academic and professional standards of excellence in the preclinical courses. At a minimum, the committee meets after the conclusion of each academic quarter to assess the academic status of students with an academic failure, an incomplete, or an in-progress (IP) grade. The committee assesses the progress of each student at the end of the academic year. Students who attain satisfactory academic and professional progress are promoted to the next academic year, provided all tuition and fees have been paid. Students who accumulate two or more failures in the preclinical block, and students in the Extended Study Program (ESP) who accumulate one or more failures in the preclinical block are required to meet with the Preclinical Promotions Committee. Failure of the student to appear when required may result in disciplinary action, and does not constitute a reason for appeal. Students not in an extended study program who have one failure have the option to meet with the committee, but are not required to meet. Notification of the date, time and place of the committee meeting is sent to the student by priority e-mail to their official MWU e-mail account, or by telephone, at least two business days in advance. Decisions of the committee are confidentially e-mailed to the student's official MWU e-mail account. The right to appeal a decision for dismissal or program extension exists and is described elsewhere in this catalog. Appeals must be filed in writing, using the student's official MWU e-mail account, with the Dean of AZCOM within three business days following official notification of the committee decision.