Downers Grove, IL Campus Catalog / Chicago College of Pharmacy / Student Academic Policies / Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Failures in the Pharm.D. Program

A withdrawal failure (WF) may only be granted to a student with the approval of the Director of Experiential Education if the student is receiving a failing grade at the time of withdrawal and if the withdrawal is due to extenuating health or personal issues. A student who is requested by the preceptor or site administration to permanently leave the IPPE/APPE site for unprofessional behavior or patient safety issues may be issued a failing grade.

When a student either fails or receives a "WF" in an APPE, he/she must petition the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee within 30 calendar days after the last day of the APPE to retake the same type of APPE. After consideration of the circumstances of the failure or "WF", the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee may exercise any of the following options:

  1. Require the student to take coursework;
  2. Recommend that the student take coursework;
  3. Recommend that the student undergo a period of independent study; or
  4. Require the student to wait a defined time period before repeating the APPE.

The Committee's options are not limited to the above and will be determined on a case-by-case basis. The timing of the retake will be as early as possible once the student has satisfied the Committee's requirements, and is subject to availability of sites as determined by the Office of Experiential Education. The retake, if granted, must be completed within 12 calendar months of the date the petition is received by the Dean's Office. If the student fails or receives a "WF" for the APPE on the retake, he/she is dismissed from studies at CCP. Students are allowed only one failed or one "WF" for an APPE and one retake of the failed or "WF" APPE while enrolled at CCP.