Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy 2018–2019 195 Academic Advising and Administrative Support Each student is required to contact the program director for academic advising before beginning the program. The program director and her or his designee will advise the student during matriculation through the program. Students may communicate with the director via phone, fax, email, or in person. In some instances, students can select courses from another program. Approval by the Program Director must be received prior to registration for courses taken outside the primary area of study. Grading Policies and Procedures Grades for the Ph.D. and T-D.P.T. programs utilize an alpha letter grade designation based on a 0–100 scale; 90–100 is equivalent to an A , and 80–89 is equivalent to a B . Students are considered to have failed a course if they score below an 80. Failure of a course in the Ph.D. program may result in dismissal from the program. Failure of two courses in the T-D.P.T. program may result in dismissal from the program. In addition to alpha grading, the postprofessional programs may use transcript notations outlined in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences section of the student handbook. Grading for Physical Therapy Ph.D. and Transition D.P.T. students is based on a scale of 0–100 percent. Some courses may be pass/fail. P or Pass 80 percent or above F or Fail below 80 percent Grading for all Postprofessional physical therapy courses is based on an alpha scale as shown. Alpha Grade A B F Scale 4.0 3.0 0.0 Percent 90–100 80–89 0–79 Administrative Withdrawals Unless prior approval or a leave of absence has been granted, students who do not enroll in any classes for two consecutive semesters may be administratively withdrawn ( WU ) from the postprofessional program. If a student is administratively withdrawn from the program, he or she would be required to petition the program director in writing for reinstatement in the program. Suspension/Dismissal Students enrolled in postprofessional programs have an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the university’s function as an educational institution. Students can be suspended and/or dismissed from the postprofessional program for failure to meet academic standards, course failures, and/or unprofessional conduct. Please refer to the section of this handbook entitled Statement of Students Rights and Responsibilities.