PhD in Clinical Research Satisfactory Progress Policy
PhD students in the CLR program must earn a minimum of a B in each of the required core courses in order to remain matriculated in the program. If a student earns less than a B in a required core course, he/she can re-take the course and must earn a B or better. However, if the student does not retake the course or retakes the course and earns less than a B, the student will be withdrawn from the program. Additionally, students are required to maintain an overall 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA). Anytime a student’s GPA falls below 3.0 the Academic Advisory Committee will be consulted and a plan for remediation developed. In most cases the student will meet with the Program Director or another member of the Academic Advisory Committee, develop an individual plan of remediation, and sign a statement of understanding that he/she is on academic probation.
The Academic Advisory Committee meets at the end of each term and reviews the progress of each student on probation. If the GPA has not improved in the subsequent term, the student will continue to meet with the Program Director or another Academic Advisory Committee member revising the remediation plan, as needed. If the student’s GPA has not reached 3.0 within two terms of having been placed on probation, the student will be asked to withdraw from the program. Notices of withdrawal are sent by certified mail.