The Student Promotion and Graduation Committee (SPGC) meets, as needed, to review academic and professional progress of students in the third and fourth years. 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 one or more didactic course, or rotation failures, after the preclinical block, students who have failed any section of COMLEX-USA Levels 1, 2CE or 2PE, and students with identified academic or professional deficiencies are required to meet with the committee.  Failure to appear when required may result in disciplinary action and does not constitute a reason for appeal. Notification of the date, time, and place of the committee meeting is sent to the student at least two business days in advance by priority e-mail to their official MWU e-mail account, or by telephone. Decisions of the committee are confidentially e-mailed to the affected student using his/her official MWU e-mail account. The right of appeal exists and is described elsewhere in this catalog. Appeals must be filed in writing with the Dean of AZCOM within three business days following official notification of the committee decision.   

The Student Promotion and Graduation Committee also recommends to the Faculty Senate for graduation those students who have successfully completed all curriculum requirements, who have passed COMLEX-USA Level 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 2 CE and Level 2 PE of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners examinations, and who have paid all tuition and fees.