For a student to progress successfully through the program, the student must maintain good academic standing (>70% or passing all courses), maintain the requisite minimum GPA, complete required coursework in the appropriate sequence, and meet the time-to-completion requirement of 150% of the allocated time for the program. High academic standards are critical to ensuring academic integrity and quality at KGI. The Student Progression Committee (SPC) will review student progression and make recommendations to the Dean relative to the promotion, remediation, and dismissal of students in the program.
All students in the Genetics programs will be required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and pass all courses in each semester to progress to the next semester. Students will have an opportunity to explain any special circumstances to the Student Progression Committee (SPC). Based on the review of the student’s performance, the Committee will make a recommendation to the Dean for a remediation plan, placement on probation, or withdrawal from the program.
Students who have failed one course in the semester will have the opportunity to remediate the course prior to the beginning of the next semester by working with the course coordinator. The course coordinator will develop a remediation plan that will be an abbreviated program of re-study designed to meet the needs of the student who is repeating the course. The remediation plan will be sent to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for approval. Remediation may include retaking of the examinations, rewriting of papers, or completing special projects to demonstrate proficiency in the course.
Students failing two or more courses in a semester will either repeat the courses the next time the courses are available or be withdrawn from the program.
A student whose cumulative GPA drops below 3.0 will be placed on probation and will be given one semester to raise their cumulative GPA to 3.0. Failure to meet this requirement may result in dismissal from the Institute. Students obtaining a 3.0 or below are in jeopardy of not progressing successfully through the program and are expected to work with program leadership, faculty, teaching assistants, tutors, and Student Affairs staff to ensure they avail themselves of every opportunity to succeed.
Remediation for clinical internships may be required if a student is not performing at the program’s expected levels of competence. Student evaluations or verbal and written communications with the clinical supervisors, the program leadership may indicate unsatisfactory performance. Student Progression Committee (SPC) will develop a specific remediation plan that may include repeating the clinical internship. Please refer to the MSGC Fieldwork Manual for further description of clinical progression and remediation policies and expectations.
Due to the sequential nature of the curriculum, students must successfully complete all courses within each trimester before becoming eligible to enroll in courses in the subsequent term. If any courses were not successfully completed, the student must have a remediation plan established and permission from the MSPA Progression and Professionalism Committee in order to permit their continued progression. At the conclusion of eachterm, the MSPA Progression and Professionalism Committee reviews each student’s academic performance and professional conduct. Students must be recommended for progression by the MSPA Progression and Professionalism Committee to be eligible to continue to the subsequent trimester. In order for a student to progress from the didactic phase into the clinical phase, they must also be recommended by the MSPA Progression and Professionalism Committee.
The following are circumstances that will affect a student’s progression through the Program:
A student may appeal a progression decision through written documentation to the MSPA Progression and Professionalism Committee.
Due to the sequential nature of the curriculum, students must successfully complete all courses within a trimester before becoming eligible to enroll in courses in the subsequent term. If any courses were not successfully completed, the student must have a remediation plan established and permission from the OTD Progression and Professionalism Committee in order to permit their continued progression. At the conclusion of each semester, the OTD Progression and Professionalism Committee reviews each student’s academic performance and professional conduct to help support student success.
A student may appeal a progression decision through written documentation to the OTD Progression and Professionalism Committee.
PharmD students are considered to be in good academic standing and performing satisfactorily if they have successfully achieved at least a level of “70%” or passing grade in all courses, progression exam assessments and experiential assessments. Students will no longer have summative assessments that determine progression.
In addition, students must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA at the end of each semester. If the student is unable to achieve a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA, they will be placed on academic probation. Students who are unable to raise their GPA to a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA at the end of the next semester will be dismissed from the program.
Students must complete the program within the time-to-completion of 150% of the length of the program (i.e., for PharmD the time-to-completion is 6 years). There may be exceptions for students who are delayed due to approved personal or medical leaves of absence. Refer to the section on Leave of Absence for further details.
Students who fail up to one (1) course per semester will be allowed to remediate the course over the winter break or summer in a remedial course.
Students who are not successful in remediation must re-take the course when it is offered next if they are eligible to progress in the program, resulting in delayed graduation. Such students remain on academic probation as a result of receiving an “F” in remediation. Progression through the curriculum will be determined as part of the terms of probation; terms of probation will be decided by the Student Progression Committee and the student will be notified of the terms of probation by official correspondence from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (ADAA).
Students who fail a course on the second attempt will be dismissed from the program. There will be no option to remediate a course on the second attempt.
Students who fail two courses in one semester will not progress. They must re-take the courses when they are next offered if they are eligible to progress in the program, resulting in delayed graduation. Re-taking a course counts as remediation for the course.
Students who fail three or more courses in an academic year are subject to dismissal from the program.
Students will be allowed to remediate a maximum of three didactic courses total during the P1 to P3 years of their academic career. Students who fail additional courses beyond the maximum of three remediation opportunities will be dismissed from the program.
Students will be allowed to remediate a maximum of one IPPE and one APPE course in their academic career. Students who fail two or more IPPE or two or more APPE will be dismissed from the program.
Students who do not successfully pass an experiential education course (IPPEs, Certificate Experience Electives, APPEs) will be referred to the Student Progression Committee and Office of Experiential Education Associate Dean of Experiental Education and Coordinator.
Academic progression will be determined through regular formative assessments which allow students to gauge their progress and identify weakness early. However, it is the regularly scheduled summative assessments (exams) which will demonstrate if a student has achieved the required competencies. In addition to the regularly scheduled course assessments, students may also be required to take a progression assessment in each of the P-1 through P-4 years.
Experiential Education experiences will be assessed using online evaluation forms. Students are encouraged to engage in a formative assessment with their preceptor at midterm to discuss the students where current progress is in relation to their goals. Students will have a summative assessment at the end of each Experiential Education Experience. Students receive one credit hour for every 40-45 hours spent in an experiential setting.
Students will receive credit for each course. Credit will be assigned based on hours spent in class, in lab, or in the practice experience. Students receive one credit hour for every 15 hours spent in a didactic classroom setting.
Progression to P-2, P-3, and P-4 Year
P-2 YEAR REQUIREMENTS
P-3 YEAR REQUIREMENTS
Prior to starting the P-3 year, all of the following must be completed:
P-4 YEAR REQUIREMENTS
Prior to starting the P-4 year, all of the following must be completed in addition to all curricular obligations: