PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences 2024–2025 153 Alpha Grade A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D F Scale 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.0 Percent 94–100 90–93 87–89 83–86 80–82 77–79 74–76 70–73 67–69 60–66 Below 60 In addition to alpha grading, the B.S. in Respiratory Therapy—Postprofessional program may use transcript notations outlined in the PCHCS section of this handbook. For purposes of retention in the B.S. in Respiratory Therapy—Postprofessional program, any core-course grade below a C will be considered a course failure. No more than two courses may be passed through retake. All students receiving a failing grade of less than a C or 74 in a required core course will be required to repeat the scheduled course and achieve a C or better at its next scheduled offering. Upon achieving a C or better in a repeated course, an E will be noted after the original grade on the student’s transcript, in a column marked “repeated,” and that original grade will then be excluded from GPA calculation. The new course grade (the grade of the repeated course) will be noted on the transcript followed by an I in the column marked “repeated.” This repeated course grade will be included in the GPA calculation. Additional tuition will be charged for any repeated course. A student who has experienced two or more course failures while in the B.S. in Respiratory Therapy— Postprofessional program may be dismissed from the program. Passing a course through retake does not negate the original failure for purposes of retention in the program. Assessment of Prior Experiences for Academic Credit Students matriculating in the B.S. in Respiratory Therapy—Postprofessional program will be granted a block grant of 45 credits for their NBRC Certification as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or licensure in their home state as an RRT that will be transferred in as HLSC 1999 Prior Learning in Health Science. Academic Advising and Administrative Support Students will be assigned an academic adviser upon admission into the program. The adviser will advise and assist students during matriculation and throughout their studies in the program. Students may communicate with their adviser via phone or email.