Academic Extended Study Program
A student may be placed in the Extended Study Program (ESP) for academic reasons at the recommendation of the Preclinical Promotions Committee or AZCOM Deans Office. If a student is placed in ESP, such action does not modify or limit the Preclinical Promotions Committee's recommendation for academic warning or probation or dismissal. Thus, the student may be dismissed for academic reasons while in ESP.
Students will be assessed tuition for any additional years of instruction while enrolled. Placement in the Extended Study Program will change the student's expected date of graduation.
Non-Academic Extended Study Program
The purpose of this program is to provide additional time to address significant personal issues by creating a program of study that allows students to complete the first two years of the curriculum in three years. Students must petition the Dean of AZCOM to become an ESP student no later than the completion of 50% of a quarter. Requests received after that time are reviewed by the Dean and granted only for reasons of substantiated hardship or medical emergency. Students who voluntarily enter ESP may be permitted to retake courses over the summer, at AZCOM or another approved institution, at the discretion of the AZCOM Deans Office. Students will be assessed tuition for any additional years of instruction. Placement in the Extended Study Program will change the student's expected date of graduation.