PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2023–2024 169 or unprofessional conduct (even without any prior failure on record). The student will not be placed at another clinical site pending the outcome of the CSP referral and final decision of the department chair. Students who are dismissed from the program on the basis of unprofessional conduct will not be considered for reenrollment in the program. All guidelines regarding academic honesty, cheating, attendance, and professionalism apply to the clinical externship courses. Grading Policies and Procedures Courses for the B.S.—CVS program are graded on an alpha scale, following the grading standards of the college. Each student must pass all courses with a C or better in all required courses for the B.S.—CVS degree. Any grade lower than a C will result in failure of the course. Students receiving a failing grade in a core sonography course or an online course will be referred to the CSP. Any failed online course may need to be repeated and additional tuition will be charged, and may result in delay of progress through the program. Failure of any single core course will be cause for referral to the CSP and may be cause for dismissal from the program. 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 0–59 Incomplete Coursework For the B.S.—CVS program, the student will have one semester to complete a course after the conditions of the incomplete have been agreed to, based on instructor recommendation and program director approval. Students requesting extensions due to medical or military reasons are expected to provide official documentation. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the instructor and submit the Incomplete Grade Agreement Form (download available from the B.H.Sc. and M.H.Sc. Student Center) prior to the end of the course. The form must be signed by the student, instructor, and the program director. The student must have successfully completed at least 50 percent of the assignments prior to course end and prior to requesting an incomplete grade. The instructor will not accept assignments received after the date indicated on the agreement, and the student’s grade will be assigned according to the work the student completed by that predetermined date. A grade of I cannot be given if less than 50 percent of the assignments have been completed by the