Good academic standing is achieved by maintaining a C or better 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 retake the failed courses/rotations, and incur no further failures.
Advanced standing is not granted for currently enrolled students. 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 AZCOM.
Academic warning is issued by the AZCOM Office of the Dean and does not require the student to meet with the Preclinical Promotions Committee, or the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee, when a student is currently failing or has failed a course/rotation. Academic warning represents notice that continued substandard academic performance may compromise the student's ability to pass one or more courses/rotations. Academic warning is not noted on the transcript. A student who is failing a course/rotation is required to meet with the course director or course faculty to formulate a plan of action. A student who is failing more than one course/rotation is required to meet with a representative of the Office of the Dean to formulate a plan to achieve academic success. Students on academic warning are discouraged from holding organizational offices.
Academic probation is defined as failure of two or more courses/rotations, or a failure of any level of COMLEX-USA. Academic probation is recommended by the Preclinical Promotions Committee, or the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee, and is issued by the Dean of AZCOM when a student meets this criterion, which represents notice that continued substandard academic performance may result in dismissal. When a student is placed on academic probation it is noted in the student's permanent academic file, and will be reported in the student's Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE). A student on academic probation is required to meet with a representative of the Office of the Dean to formulate a plan for academic success. When a student remediates the failed course(s) or failed COMLEX-USA exam 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.