Limited Time for Enrollment and Time to Degree Policy
- The B.S. Traditional and B.S. Degree Completion Dental Hygiene programs have a limited time for enrollment.
- Continuous semester enrollment is required.
- The Dental Hygiene Progression Committee reviews student progress at mid-term and semester conclusion and will recommend and report student advancement decisions for approval by the Faculty Council. See Academic Probation below.
- Students must achieve a 2.00 grade point average each semester and receive passing grades in all courses to advance unconditionally to the next semester.
- Courses may only be repeated once to obtain a passing grade and a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.00.
- Students must attain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher to qualify for graduation.
- Students must receive a passing grade of C or higher in all courses applied to earning the Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene including transfer, institutional, and inter- and intra-institutional credits.
- The B. S. Traditional Dental Hygiene Program is limited to a two year enrollment.
- If students are unsuccessful, the Dental Hygiene Progression Committee may recommend Academic Probation with a modified curriculum and repeat of the failed course or student dismissal from the program.
- The Progression Committee may afford opportunities to complete the program in one additional year if students are unsuccessful within the usual two year enrollment
- The maximum period of enrollment for the B.S. Traditional Program is three years.
- The B.S. Degree Completion Dental Hygiene Program has a limited number of class positions for the one year and two year tracks.
- Course sequencing is pre-determined by the admission track and students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 in all institutional and inter- and intra-institutional courses.
- Degree Completion students are admitted into the respective tracks based on seat availability and will have their progress reviewed by the Dental Hygiene Progression Committee at mid-term and semester conclusion.
- If students are unsuccessful, the Dental Hygiene Progression Committee may recommend dismissal from the program or afford opportunities to repeat the failed course and complete the program in one additional year.
- If students were admitted to the one year track and are unsuccessful in a course, they may be afforded the opportunity to complete the program in a maximum of two years.
- If students were admitted to the two year track and are unsuccessful in a course, they may be afforded the opportunity to complete the program in a maximum of three years.
- A student may appeal any decision reached pursuant to this policy under the School’s Division of Dental Hygiene established appeal process.
- Requests for exceptions to the above timetables because of interruptions caused by illness or requested leave of absence must be made in written submission delivered to the Dean for Academic Affairs and the Director of the Dental Hygiene Program.
- This policy does not apply to students in combined degree programs.
Approved by Faculty Assembly on September 15, 2014.
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