Good Academic Standing
High academic performance is expected in required courses. If a student earns grades lower than “C” or their cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0 the student may not be permitted to register for subsequent courses, and the student may be subject to dismissal from the program.
During the program, if a student's performance is unsatisfactory (GPA less than 2.0 or a letter grade of less than "C"), he/she may not be permitted to register for subsequent classes. The student will be subject to dismissal from the program. If the student wishes to re-enter the program, he/she must reapply and will be considered on the same basis as any new applicant. Students who voluntarily withdraw from the program either passing or failing have no guarantee of reinstatement to the program. Students requesting readmission to the program should submit a letter to that effect to the Committee on Progress and Promotion for Imaging Sciences.
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA in the program of at least 2.0 unless otherwise described in a given course syllabus, the minimum satisfactory grade for course credit is 75% (a letter grade of "C"), and all stipulated segments of a course must be passed by this standard. Students must demonstrate proficiency in all clinical skills presented in order to pass clinical courses. For all clinical courses, the final exam must be passed at the designated cut score and a grade of “C” or better must be maintained in order to successfully complete each Clinical Practice to continue in the program.
Grievance Policy - Student Appeals
Normal communication regarding course or program policy should be first directed to the instructor assigned to the course or clinical section involved. In the event that the student is unable to satisfy his/her inquiry or request at that level, the matter should be referred to either the clinical director (in the case of clinical practice) or the department chair (in the case of academic course work or policy). In the event that the matter in question cannot be resolved at that level, it should be directed to the Committee on Progress and Promotions for Imaging Sciences. This committee will either resolve the matter in question to the student's satisfaction or instruct the student on available mechanisms for appeal as described in the University Catalog and University Student Handbook.
At the end of the program, the student will complete an end-of-program competency assessment examination as a part of IS-471, Clinical Practicum IV is required to successfully complete IS-471, as well as meet graduation and program completion requirements (see Graduation Requirements). Students who do not successfully complete the examination will receive an Incomplete (“I”) for IS-471 and will retake the examination prior to the beginning of the next quarter. Those failing the examination twice will be enrolled in IS-471as a directed Independent Study during the next quarter for remediation. Those failing the examination on the third attempt will be subject to dismissal from the program. Those students may reapply to the program (see Procedures for Readmission).
College of Health Sciences/Rush University Academic Policies
Academic policies specific to the College of Health Sciences are located at http://www.rushu.rush.edu/catalog/acadprograms/chs/chsacadpolicies.html . In addition, the Academic Resources and Policies section of this catalog contains Rush University academic policies.