PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2023–2024 187 Grading Policies and Procedures 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 Courses for the B.S.—MS/M.H.Sc. program are graded on an alpha scale (described above). Students must pass all courses with a grade of C or better. Any grade lower than a C will result in failure of the course. Students receiving a failing grade will be referred to the CSP. Any failed course may need to be repeated and additional tuition will be charged. Any single core course will be cause for referral to the CSP and may be cause for dismissal from the program. Incomplete Coursework For the B.S.—MS/M.H.Sc. program, a grade of incomplete (I) is issued because of unexpected emergencies and must be made up within one semester, based on instructor recommendation and program director approval. For the B.S.—MS/M.H.Sc. 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.S.—MS/M.H.Sc. Student Center) prior to the end of the course. The form must be signed by the student, instructor, and the B.S.—MS/M.H.Sc. program director. The student must have successfully completed 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 the end of the course. A grade of I cannot be given if less than 50 percent of the assignments have been completed by the official end date of the course. An incomplete grade that has not been changed by the official date in this agreement will be converted to an F by the administrative staff members of the Department of Health Science. Dress Code The medical sonography program complies with the PCHCS dress code. In addition, students in the didactic phase of the curriculum will be required to wear a uniform for training in the ultrasound teaching lab. Students also may be required to wear this uniform during end-of-rotation seminars