PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2023–2024 168 Retake/Repeat/Remediation • Retake of incremental or individual quizzes or periodic exams (e.g., a midterm) throughout a given course is not mandated by the university, college, or program, and if available, will be solely at the discretion of the course instructor who has final say in such matters. The following remediation policies apply only to final grade outcomes and final exams for an entire course. • If a student fails a core cardiovascular course, a cumulative remediation of written and/or practical examination will be administered at the end of the term. Grades on the transcript will be qualified to indicate a remediated course. A successful remediation will result in a final grade for the course not to exceed a minimum passing grade of a C on an alpha scale. • While matriculating through the B.S.—CVS program, each student is permitted to remediate two core courses. A student will be allowed to sit for only one remediation examination per course. A student must successfully remediate the first failed course to have the opportunity to use the second remediation if needed. (Please see the list of core courses in the preceding section.) • A final course grade of less than C in any given core cardiovascular course will constitute a course failure (this includes a grade achieved through a remediation examination). The remediated course grade awarded as a result of any remediation exam can be no higher than a C, regardless of the actual graded outcome of the remediation exam itself. • Students who fail a core sonography course and the remediation will be referred to the CSP and may be dismissed. • Students in the B.S.—CVS program also take courses online. These online courses do not offer remediation. A failure in one of the online courses means the course will need to be repeated at additional cost to the student and may delay graduation from the program. A student with one or more online course failures will be referred to the CSP and may be dismissed from the program. • Students who are dismissed on the basis of inadequate academic performance who wish to reenroll in the program will be required to reapply to the program to be considered for admission. The application will be treated in the same manner as a first-time applicant, under the admissions standards applicable to the next entering class. Any student who is readmitted to the program will be considered a first-time applicant for the purposes of coursework and must repeat all required coursework, including any courses completed previously, and will incur all course charges and expenses accordingly. • Clinical externship courses cannot be remediated. If course requirements for that semester of clinical externship are not met by the end of the term, the externship may be extended as appropriate until satisfied, as determined by the program director. If, upon completion of the extension period, the clinical requirements have still not been satisfied, the student will receive a failing grade for that course and will be referred to the CSP and may be dismissed from the program. If a clinical preceptor, mentor, supervisor, or lab director requests that a student be removed from a clinical site, the student will be automatically suspended from the clinical site pending a decision by the program director whether or not to refer the student to the CSP and/or pending a hearing by the CSP, which may result in course failure and/or dismissal from the program for academic performance and/