PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2023–2024 122 Dismissal Dismissal is the final and most severe step in the levels of disciplinary recourse. Dismissal is stipulated when students violate the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility and/or do not meet the conditions of their probation, as described above. A student who violates the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility will be referred to the program’s CSP, which will make recommendations to the department chair/program director. The college reserves the right, and the student by the act of matriculation concedes to the college the right, to require withdrawal at any time the college deems it necessary to safeguard its standards of scholarship, professional behavior, and compliance with regulations, or for such other reasons as are deemed appropriate. A student who is dismissed because of a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility may be required to reapply to the program to be considered for readmission under the admissions standards applicable for the next class. However, readmission is not guaranteed and is ultimately at the discretion of the program director. The applicant will be treated as a first-time competitive applicant for the purposes of coursework and must repeat and pass all required coursework. Students are instructed to refer to their college’s individual program policies regarding readmission, because exceptions or additional restrictions may apply. Faculty members should use the Curriculum Change Form when probation, etc., is to be notated on a transcript. Course Remediation Cost The cost of repeating a course is not covered in the regular tuition. Students who fail a course, didactic or fieldwork, will be required to repeat the course and will be charged a per semester hour rate. Course Remediation—Applies to Professional Programs Only The purpose of course remediation is to assure mastery of the material taught in a course, not only for earning good grades, but also to develop proficiency to guide decision-making in clinical and nonclinical situations. Please note that the term “Examination” is being used generically throughout this document to imply any assessment method that is employed by a program. Individual programs may elect to allow remediation for all courses, core courses, or only specific courses. Note: Successful remediation of a course does not constitute a course failure. A course is considered failed when the final course grade as noted on the transcript is an F. When offered, the following guidelines should be followed: 1. A student who earns a grade less than the minimum passing grade for a final course grade will remediate the course through the appropriate mechanism (written examination, practical examination, oral presentations, etc.). 2. A course remediation examination will only be allowed one time per course, at a date no earlier