Foundational Sciences Curriculum
All final grades appear on official college transcripts. In the foundational sciences curriculum, final grades are not available on the Student Portal until the course is completed, the term examination is taken and grades are approved by the Promotions Committee. Clinical core/selective and elective grades are posted on the Student Portal, as they are submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
When a completed course has been failed, the grade of (F) becomes part of the student's official transcript. Performance and subsequent work for the same course will appear on the transcript when work is satisfactorily completed. A transcript will reflect all remedial and repeat grades. If a course is failed and a student takes a remedial examination the highest grade that can be achieved is a pass. If a course is repeated in its entirety, then any grade may be achieved.
XXXX (Remedial) P
XXXX (Repeat) H
XXXX (Remedial) F
XXXX (Repeat) H
In Core Clinical Clerkships a final grade is not rendered until a student has successfully completed all course requirements and achieved a passing score on the National Board Subject Examination. If all course requirements have not been met, a grade of "I" (Incomplete) will appear on the transcript.
If all course requirements have been completed, but performance on one or more components was unsatisfactory (eg. a student’s score on the National Board Examination was a Failure), a grade of Deferred “D” will appear on the transcript.
A student who fails a NBME clinical subject exam on a repeat attempt will be required to repeat the core rotation. He/she will receive a grade of Fail, which appears on the official transcript. If a student fails the NBME clinical subject exam on the third attempt, they are subject to dismissal.
All outstanding grades must be cleared before graduating.