Good Academic Standing is achieved by maintaining > "C" cumulative average in all courses/rotations at all times. A student on academic warning or academic probation is not considered to be in good academic standing. To return to good academic standing, a student must pass the failed courses/rotations and incur no further failures.
Advanced Standing for currently enrolled students is not granted for individual courses completed at another institution. Full credit is granted for course work completed by students transferring from another COCA accredited institution for the purpose of completing their course of study at CCOM.
Academic Warning is issued by the Office of the Dean or the Promotions Committee when a student has failed a course/rotation and may occur at any time during the academic year when a student is currently failing a course/rotation. Academic warning represents notice that continued substandard academic performance may compromise the student's ability to pass one or more courses. Academic warning is not noted on the transcript. A student who is currently failing or has failed a course/rotation is required to meet with the Course Director or course faculty to formulate a plan of action. A student who is currently failing more than one course or rotation is required to meet with a representative from the Office of the Dean to discuss their academic challenges and receive direction, feedback and encouragement on their academic plan in order to achieve academic success. Students on academic warning are discouraged from holding organizational offices. Academic warning does not require the student to meet with the Promotions Committee.
Academic Probation is defined as failure of 2 or more courses/rotations or a failure of any level of COMLEX-USA. Academic probation is issued by the Promotions Committee when a student meets this criterion, which represents notice that continued substandard academic performance may result in dismissal. Students meeting the criteria for academic probation are required to appear before the CCOM Promotions Committee. Academic probation is noted in a student's permanent academic file and will be included in their Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE). A student on academic probation is required to meet with a representative from the Office of the Dean. When a student passes the failed courses and returns to good academic standing, this is also noted in the student's file. Academic probation is not noted on the transcript. Students on academic probation are ineligible to hold student organization offices, or to participate in international rotations.