Academic. A student may be placed in the Extended Study Program for academic reasons after approval of the Promotions Committee. Once placed in ESP, a student is required to retake failed courses during the regular academic year and is not eligible for summer courses either at CCOM or at any other medical school. If a student is placed in ESP, such action does not modify or limit the Promotions Committee's options to recommend academic probation or dismissal. The Promotions Committee individually reviews ESP students who fail academic courses and applies the Promotions Committee Guidelines as described. Thus, a student may be dismissed for academic reasons while in ESP.

Non-academic. Students have the option of requesting to voluntarily enter the ESP program to allow them additional time to address significant personal issues. A program of study is created that permits students to complete the first two years of the curriculum in three years. Students must petition the Dean or designee to voluntarily become an ESP student for personal reasons no later than completion of 50% duration of a quarter. Requests received after this date are reviewed by the Dean or designee and granted only for reasons of substantiated hardship or medical emergency. Students who voluntarily enter ESP for non-academic reasons will not be placed on Academic Probation if they remain in good academic standing in all courses. Students who voluntarily enter ESP for non-academic reasons will be assessed tuition while enrolled for any additional years of instruction.