CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

198 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 2018–2019 Grading Policies and Procedures Grading for all PAC prefix courses is based on an alpha scale as shown. Required courses directed by the College of Medical Sciences department use a different scale outlined on their respective course syllabi. Alpha Grade A A- B+ B B- C+ C F Scale 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.0 0.0 Percent 94–100 90–93 87–89 83–86 80–82 77–79 75–76 0–74 A final course grade of less than 75 percent in any PAC given course, or less than 70 percent in any basic science course will constitute a course failure. If a student fails a course, a remediation examination will be administered according to the CHCS remediation policy. Grades on the transcript will be qualified to indicate a repeated course or a remediation examination. When a student passes a course by a remediation examination, a minimum passing grade of C ( E ) will be recorded as the final grade for the course on the transcript. Additional tuition will be charged for repeated courses. A student who is dismissed on the basis of inadequate academic performance may reapply to the program at a later time. The application will be treated in the same manner as a first-time applicant. Any student who is readmitted to the program will be considered a first-time student for the purposes of coursework and must repeat all required coursework, including courses completed previously. Incomplete Coursework The course director will determine the method by which an incomplete grade will be converted to an earned grade. When a student fails to complete all the requirements of a course or clinical rotation, the student shall receive a grade of I (incomplete). A change from an incomplete to an earned grade must occur within 90 days of having received the incomplete grade or the student’s grade will be converted to an F . Academic Advising Each student is assigned an academic adviser at matriculation. The goal of an academic adviser is to provide students with assistance in attaining the most from their educational experiences; provide academic guidance, direction, and encouragement; monitor the overall progress; and identify appropriate resources. Each student in the academic and clinical year should meet with his or her adviser at least once a semester.