Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Audiology 2018–2019 125 Grading Policies, Procedures, and Course Failures Alpha Grade A B F Quality Points 4.0 3.0 0.0 Percent 90–100 80–89 0–79 A minimum grade of 80 percent must be earned in each course in the curriculum. If a student achieves a grade below 80 percent in any course, the student must repeat the course during the next semester in which the course is offered. If the course is a core/foundation course, the student may not continue on in the program until the failed course is retaken and passed. Due to the course sequence in the curriculum, students may need to take a leave of absence from the program until the course is offered again. A course may be repeated only one time. When repeating a course, the student must earn a grade of 80 percent or better in the repeated course. Where applicable, assignments, quizzes, and examinations are recorded to the first decimal point. Only the final course grade is rounded. Final course grades are calculated to two decimal points, but only the tenths position is considered. Grades are rounded up only if the grade is X.50 or higher. A grade of X.49 does not round up to X.50. Students in clinical courses who do not earn a passing grade will be required to repeat the course the next semester. This may alter a student’s plan of study and extend his or her program beyond 11 semesters/four years. A clinical course may be repeated only one time. If a student repeats a clinical course and does not earn a grade of 80 percent or better or a pass, the student will immediately be referred to the Committee on Student Progress (CSP) and may be dismissed from the program. A student will be referred to the Committee on Student Progress (CSP) to review the circumstances of any course failure. While matriculating through the audiology program, a student is permitted to retake a total of two courses. When a third course grade below 80 percent is earned, the student will be referred to the CSP and may be dismissed from the program. Professional behavior is a prerequisite of the Doctor of Audiology program. These behaviors are specifically outlined in all clinical practicum syllabi. They include, but are not limited to, responsibility, punctuality, confidentiality, personal appearance, ethical practice, and professional interaction. Students must earn a “Satisfactory’’ in each professional behavior category in all clinical practicum. Any student that earns an “Unsatisfactory’’ in any area will automatically be referred to the Committee on Student Progress (CSP) for review of the circumstances and determination, which may include verbal warning, professional probation, course failure, and/or dismissal from the program. Course failure may alter a student’s plan of study and extend his or her program beyond 11 semesters/four years. The student’s transcript will reflect the professional behavior grade earned in each clinical practicum. Withdrawal from a Course A request for withdrawal from a course shall be made in writing to the program chair. A student may request withdrawal only if the student is in good academic/professional standing with the program. A withdrawal from a course requires approval from the program chair. A grade of W (withdrawal) or WP (withdrawal passing) will be recorded on the transcript. The grade of W or WP will be replaced by an earned grade only if the student retakes the course. Unofficial or poor standing withdrawals may result in a grade of WF (withdrawal failing) or F as determined by the faculty.