Academic Standing and Promotions

IMPOSITION OF ACADEMIC PROBATION

Academic probation will be imposed upon a student when the student’s academic performance meets either or both of the following conditions:

  1. The grade point average earned at the conclusion of the first semester of the first professional year, or the cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of any semester thereafter, is less than 2.33.
  2. The grade point average earned for any one semester is less than 2.00.

PERIOD OF ACADEMIC PROBATION

A period of academic probation will be in effect during the semester immediately following the conclusion of the semester in which the student's academic performance meets either or both of the conditions for imposition of probation. If at the conclusion of the semester during which a period of probation is in effect the student's academic performance continues to meet either or both of the conditions for imposition of probation, another period of probation will be imposed. If at the conclusion of the semester during which a period of probation is in effect the student’s academic performance no longer meets either or both of the conditions for imposition of probation, another period of probation will not be imposed.

CONDITIONS OF ACADEMIC PROBATION

The following conditions will apply to a term of academic probation imposed upon a student:

  1. During any term of probation, a student may not be elected to any office in any College recognized organization, and will not be eligible for College paid travel.
  2. The following additional conditions shall apply to a student on probation two or more times:
    1. must resign any and all office(s) held in College recognized organization(s);
    2. is not permitted to represent the College in any official capacity.

ACADEMIC DISMISSAL RECOMMENDATION

A student will be subject to a dismissal recommendation when any one or more of the following conditions are met:

  1. Academic performance at the conclusion of any semester is so poor as to predict strongly an inability to meet the overall requirements of the curriculum. It is recognized that this situation is most likely to occur during the first professional year, and may occur without a probationary period being imposed.
  2. A period of probation is imposed for a second time and the cumulative grade point average is less than 2.33.
  3. A period of probation is imposed for a third time, regardless of the cumulative grade point average.

ACADEMIC DISMISSAL RECOMMENDATION CHANGES

Class of 2014 and 2015

4. A student who receives two grades of "D" or "F" throughout the curriculum regardless of GPA.

In addition the minimum acceptable grade for any course attempted is a "D". Courses in which an "F" is earned, both the original "F" in a course(s) and the newly earned grade will be used for the determination of the student's overall cumulative grade point average.

Students with outstanding deficiencies in the professional curriculum may not register for courses in the next semester without affirmative action by the Academic Standing and Promotions Review Committee.

Students may appeal any academic action to the Academic Standing and Promotion Review Committee. The appeal must be submitted, in writing, within five calendar days of receipt of notification of action. The Academic Standing and Promotion Review Committee will make a recommendation to the Dean who will make a decision on the appeal. Further appeal from the decisions of the College of Pharmacy can be made to the Chancellor’s office. Appeals from denials of promotions occurring at the end of the spring and fall terms will be heard during the first week of the summer and winter terms respectively.

Contact Us

Student Affairs
Memphis and Nashville

James C. Eoff III, PharmD
901.448.6120 (office)
jeoff@uthsc.edu

Academic Affairs
Memphis and Nashville

Stephanie J. Phelps, PharmD
901.448.8780 (office)
sphelps@uthsc.edu

Student Affairs
Knoxville

Debbie Byrd, PharmD, BCPS
865.974.2398 (office)
dbyrd4@uthsc.edu

Academic Affairs
Knoxville

Peter A. Chyka, PharmD
865.974.2388 (office)
pchyka@uthsc.edu