4.8 Decisions Concerning Academic Promotions
The letter grade “D” is the lowest acceptable level of performance in each undergraduate course leading to the degree of D.M.D. when the work of any given year is being taken for the first time. (In the case of a repeated year, the minimum passing grade in each course is “C”.)
A student who has a failing grade registered against him/her may not register for the program of the subsequent year, but may, at the discretion of Dental Faculty Council, be permitted to repeat the failed year.
A minimum term GPA of 2.0 in each year is required to qualify a student for standing in that year.
A student who fails to obtain a minimum term GPA of 2.0 and who is not granted supplemental privileges will be considered to have failed the year.
Except by special permission of Dental Faculty Council, no student may repeat more than one year in Dentistry, nor may any year be repeated more than once.
The work requirements of any repeated year may be modified, even increased, at the discretion of the Dental Faculty Council.
The passing grade in each course of a repeated year in Dentistry is “C”.
If a student receives an “F” grade in a fourth year clinical course, they will be required to register and pay a fee for the entire repeated year, and the work in that year may be modified or even increased by Dental Faculty Council.