Course Progression

To meet academic requirements, students may not make a grade of D in their program courses, including program-specific electives. (This policy excludes core courses, unless a grade of C or better is required as a prerequisite to other courses.) Students who make a D must repeat the course and obtain a final grade higher than D. The first grade will, however, still be recorded on the transcript. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation.

To fulfill the academic requirements of all Health Sciences programs, a minimum grade of C is required for progress from specified courses to more advanced courses. In addition, a minimum grade of 75 is required for academic course progression in both the Registered Nursing and Licensed Practical Nursing programs. Students unable to meet the academic requirements for continuation in any Health Sciences program will not be allowed to continue until the requirements are met. Upon completion of these requirements, the student will be allowed to continue when course sequence permits. Students with a second failure of the same occupational course or of any subsequent course in the same program will not be eligible to progress in the program. Students with two academic failures in occupational courses will not be allowed a third attempt. This applies to all occupational courses in the School of Health Sciences except for those occupational courses in the Health Information Technology, Fire Science, Health Care Science, Health Care Assistant, Healthcare Professional, Nurse Aide, and Healthcare Management programs.