Scholastic Standards

Students admitted to the professional pharmacy program must maintain the following standards of scholastic achievement to continue and/or complete the program:

  • A minimum semester and cumulative grade point average of 2.0. (Students are subject to dismissal if there is more than one semester in which they earn a semester or cumulative grade point average below 2.0).
  • A minimum 2.0 grade point average in all required pharmacy courses.  (Students are subject to dismissal if there is more than one semester in which they earn a semester grade point average below 2.0 in required Pharmacy courses.)
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all required pharmacy courses is required to enroll in clinical clerkships/rotations.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation.
  • To demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills in English, the student must receive a grade of 2.0 or above in Interpersonal Skills Development (PHRM 3008) and in Pharmacy Practice Laboratory (PHRM 5009, PHRX 5047) to continue into the clinical experience sequence.
  • All required pharmacy courses must be taken for a grade (i.e. may not be taken on Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory).
  • Failure to meet any of the requirements may result in dismissal of the student from the program.
  • The student has the right to appeal in writing to the Office of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy any dismissal decision.

D Policy

Three-tiered remedial approach which corresponds to the number of grades less than C- that a student earns at any point in his or her professional academic career. Earning a grade less than C- for the third time could lead to dismissal from the Professional Program.