New England College of Optometry 2014-2015 Catalog
 
 
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Academic Policies

Withdrawal from Clinical Courses

A student is not normally allowed to withdraw from a clinical course. A student may request permission to withdraw from a clinical course by writing to the Vice President/Dean of Academic Affairs and providing a copy to the Clinical Education Office no later than 3 weeks before the last day of the student’s present clinical assignment or 3 weeks before the first day of the student’s next clinical assignment.  Permission to withdraw from a clinical course will only be given by the Vice President/Dean of Academic Affairs or designee.  If the student’s request is approved, a grade of “W” will be transcribed.  A student who withdraws from a clinical course will be placed on modified status.  The Vice President/Dean of Academic Affairs or designee will devise a modified program for this student.  A copy of the letter approving the withdrawal and providing the student’s modified program will be sent to the Registrar and the Clinical Education Office.  

If a student withdraws from a clinical course without permission by not attending clinic, clerkships or screenings or by failing to complete other requirements of the clinical course, a grade of “F” will be transcribed.

Withdrawal from a clinical course(s) after the third week of the term may not result in a tuition adjustment.