New England College of Optometry 2014-2015 Catalog
 
 
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Academic Policies

Requirements for Student Advancement

A student is required to meet minimum academic and clinical standards in order to advance to the next year of study.  A student in the OD/MS program must meet the professional and graduate program standards to advance to the next year of study.
 
For a professional program:

  • A student must have at least a 2.000 cumulative GPA at the end of the academic year and have complete all clinical requirements without an unresolved grade of “F” for that year unless placed on modified status.
  • To enter the final Professional Year, a student must have a 2.000 cumulative GPA, no more than one grade of Incomplete, In Progress, Remedial or Fail in didactic or clinical courses, and have completed all clinical requirements for all three years without an unresolved grade of “F” unless placed on modified status.

For a graduate program:

  • A student must have at least a 3.000 cumulative GPA at the end of the academic year.
  • A student must meet all program requirements for that year which is confirmed by his/her advisor to the Graduate Studies Committee.
  • A student must have no more than one grade of Incomplete, In Progress, or Fail in a didactic course unless placed on modified status.