Academic Policies

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards for the D.O. Program

In order for students to meet SAP standards, students must:

  1. Successfully complete all their courses/clerkships/required seminars* each year
  2. Complete the D.O. degree requirements within six years (150% of the standard four years) of the first day of attendance. Exceptions may be made for periods when the student may be withdrawn from the college.

* Please note, the method of delivery of a course may be modified at any time as permitted by governmental and/or accreditor regulations.

Grading System for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree

H – Honors
HP – High Pass
P – Pass
F – Fail
I – Incomplete
S – Satisfactory
U – Unsatisfactory
WA – Withdrawn, Administratively
W – Withdrawn, Passing
WF – Withdrawn, Failing
TC – Transfer Credit
AC – Assessment Credit

Definitions

(H) Honors – Awarded to students whose performance is determined to be in the top 10% of the cohort of students enrolled in the course for 500-level and 600-level courses (or as otherwise specified in the course syllabus). Awarded to students who attain a minimum COMAT standard score of 115 and a minimum Overall Student Performance Evaluation Score of 6 in 700-level courses (or as otherwise specified in the course syllabus).

(HP) High Pass – Awarded to students who attain a COMAT standard score between 110 and 114 and a minimum Overall Student Performance Evaluation of 6 in 700-level clerkship courses (or as otherwise specified in the course syllabus).

(P) Pass – All requirements for successful completion of the course have been met.

(F) Fail – Requirements for successful completion of the course have NOT been met.

(I) Incomplete – All assignments/activities used to determine a course grade have not been completed.

(S) Satisfactory – Performance has met the minimum standards for passing.

(U) Unsatisfactory – Performance has NOT met the minimum standards for passing.

Grade Notation

The grades of I (Incomplete) and U (Unsatisfactory) are interim grades and change to a grade of P (Pass) when the requirements for passing are successfully completed within the allotted time frame or to a grade of F (Fail) if the student is unable to successfully complete the requirements for passing within the allotted time frame. Grades of I and U will be automatically changed to a grade of F (Fail) if the student does not complete the work before the start of the academic year following the assignment of the I or U grade. In some instances, a grade of I (Incomplete) may also change to a grade of H (Honors) or HP (High Pass) as a result of completed assignments/activities meeting the corresponding grade standards (unless otherwise specified in the course syllabus). The Honors (H) grade and the High Pass (HP) grade do not apply to the 800-level courses unless otherwise specified in the course syllabus

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