College of Pharmacy Student Handbook 2023-2024

120 Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy 2023–2024 Academic Promotion Promotion is defined as progression from one student level to the next. A student will be promoted to the next level if the student has • satisfactorily completed all courses in that academic year • maintained satisfactory academic progress, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for the Pharm.D. or M.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs programs and 3.0 in the Ph.D. or M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences programs. Pharm.D. students will be classified as first-year (P-1) students until all first-year courses have been satisfactorily completed. This same standard applies to second-, third-, and fourth-year students. Pharm.D. students must successfully complete all didactic and elective courses, assessments, and introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE), before being eligible to begin APPEs. Ph.D. students must successfully complete all first- and second-year courses prior to taking required comprehensive exams and assessments. Extended Students Students who have finished the academic year, but have not successfully completed all of the courses in the respective year, are classified as extended students if their original graduation date is extended. Students on an extended program may be eligible to request a one-semester tuition reduction. The dean will only consider tuition reductions on a case-by-case evaluation for students in good academic standing who have not had additional failures while on an extended program. The tuition reduction, if approved, will be applied during one of the semesters of the student’s last year of the program. Graduation Requirements for the Pharm.D. Program Degrees are awarded upon successful completion of the curricular requirements and when the faculty members believe the students have attained sufficient knowledge, skills, maturity of thought, proficiency, and professionalism. If a student fails to graduate, the student does not necessarily fail in any one subject, but is judged by the faculty members to be unqualified for the practice of the health profession as a whole. To receive a Pharm.D. degree, every student must fulfill the following requirements: 1. S tudent must successfully complete all curricular requirements within six academic years for entrylevel students or five academic years for advanced-standing students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. 2. T ransfer students require a minimum of 30 credit hours of didactic coursework and all APPEs completed at Nova Southeastern University. 3. Student must submit to the registrar’s office an Application for Degree/Diploma by the posted deadline of the anticipated year of graduation. (Applications received after the due date will not be considered for that year’s commencement ceremony.)