Remediation is an abbreviated program of restudy designed to meet the needs of the students who require additional assistance to demonstrate the achievement of course competencies. During this course, the student will be assessed on course competencies in the failed course. 

Policy for the Remediation Delivery 

Remediation methods will be determined by the appropriate faculty in conjunction with their Department Chair and will be communicated to the student prior to or at the beginning of the remedial course. 

Duration, scheduling, and other requirements for remediation will be determined by the appropriate faculty in conjunction with the ADAA. To pass remediation, a student must achieve an overall score of 70% on the summative assessment; the highest grade awarded will be 70%. The inability to demonstrate mastery of the skill sets prescribed (pass extended learning) may result in delayed progression. 

Note: Any deviation from this policy must be approved in writing by the ADAA and articulated to the students at least one week prior to the scheduled extended learning. All matters regarding attendance, dress code, assessment, etc. during extended learning period are covered by the School’s academic policies. 

Faculty and Student Participation in Remediation 

Students who do not pass courses during the academic semester may be eligible for remediation. Students will be ineligible for remediation if they have failed two courses during the preceding semester. 


Only one remedial course can be scheduled for an individual student per semester. Students are not allowed to participate in electives or experiential rotations during their assigned remediation session without prior approval by the Student Progression Committee (SPC). The ADAA is responsible for scheduling remedial courses. 


The remediation course will not be a complete re-teaching of the failed course, but rather a focused program that may include readings, review of lecture recordings, assignments, practice problems, and discussions with the faculty. The remediation will be designed by the faculty for self-study/small group learning by the students. At the end of the remediation course, the student must demonstrate to the faculty that the academic deficiency has been removed and that the student is now at the same level of understanding and competency as the rest of the class. 

The course coordinator will submit remediation course syllabus to the ADAA for approval. The cou rse coordinator will notify all participating students prior to the scheduled remedial course. All faculty must submit questions to the course coordinator in advance of the scheduled assessment. Assignments or homework may not be assigned in lieu of the summative assessment. 

Details of Remediation and Progression: 

  • Students who fail up to one 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. 
  • 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 have been delayed for academic reasons once are not eligible for second delay for academic reasons. Students who cannot progress without a second academic delay will be dismissed from the program.