Course credit will be considered only if the following
conditions are met:
1. Completion of all assigned term work.
2. Satisfactory grades in the examinations.
3. Meeting the clinical objectives to the satisfaction of
the Clinical Supervisors.
4. Meeting the academic objectives to the satisfaction of
We expect students to attend all scheduled classes.
Before a passing grade is issued, a student must complete
all coursework. Class attendance means that students remain in the class or
clinic until the class is over, or unless otherwise excused. Students who
frequently leave class early, or are continually late may be subject to
To determine a student’s progress and ability to retain and
assimilate course material, we use written, practical and oral examinations.
Most courses have at least one examination and may also include a number of
It is at the individual Professors discretion whether a student must sit additional tests, examinations, quizzes
etc. Course outlines will detail the weight of each assignment and test.
Students who fail to achieve a passing grade (70% or better
in each course) will be considered to have failed the course and will be offered
an opportunity for a rewrite.
Rewrites must occur before the beginning of the next
academic term, or at a time agreed upon by the Academic Adviser and Professor.
If a second failure occurs, the student may be expected to repeat the course or
may be expected to complete an appropriate assignment. There will be a $50.00
fee for rewrites.
If a student refuses to sit a rewrite, an automatic
repetition of the course is expected. Repeating a course may interfere with
taking a full course load in the following term. All prerequisite courses must
be completed before progressing onto clinical courses. If a repeated course is
failed, the Professor and Academic Advisers will deal with these cases.
If you believe there has been a miscarriage of justice,
either through procedural error or discriminatory marking, then you may appeal
your grade. Simply disliking the instructor's marking scheme is not a
legitimate grade grievance. Your grade may fall just below the instructor's
cut-off for a higher grade; you cannot grieve this if your instructor clearly
outlined how term marks are converted to grades.
Given that life offers many unpredictable circumstances, we
understand that students, may need additional time to complete assignments or
If a Professor deems it appropriate, he/she may make a
recommendation to the Academic Adviser that a particular student be given a
designation of incomplete. Students will have an additional 60 days (or a time
period deemed appropriate by the Professor and Academic Adviser) to satisfy the
conditions of the course or will receive a failure for the course.
If a student is unable to sit an exam during the exam
period, and notifies the Professor prior to the exam, it is at the discretion
of the Academic Adviser and/or Professor, whether and/or when a rescheduling of
the exam will be made (Final Exams can only be written prior to the official
exam date). Fees may apply.
Unscheduled absences will be accepted with appropriate
documentation supporting an extenuating health condition or other
circumstances, at the Academic Adviser's discretion.
A student may withdraw from a course anytime during the
first 10% of the course provided they do so in writing. Notice must be made to
the Registrar and the withdrawal will be noted on the student’s official
Students may apply for an academic leave of absence from the
program if a written notice specifying the return date is made in writing to
the Registrar. Each request will be individually assessed and students will be
advised of the academic and financial implications.
Academic probation is a condition where students must
improve a situation, behaviours, or standing that led to their probation.
Written notification will be given to the probationer as to the nature of their
probation, the terms of the probation and the consequences of no-compliance
with those terms.
An evaluation will ensue to determine the status of the
probation. Upon successfully meeting the terms, the probation will be lifted.
Students may be
placed on probation for a number of reasons including the following:
1. Grades: below average academic/clinical performance.
2. Attendance: less than 90% attendance, unless otherwise
3. Behaviour: disruptive and/or unprofessional behaviours.
4. Finances: failure to meet financial obligations.
5. Professional/Academic: misconduct/dishonesty.
Failure to satisfy the conditions of their probation may
result in academic suspension of one or more academic terms, or academic
dismissal. An Academic Adviser, the Registrar and President will review the
suspension and/or dismissal case of the student.
Only students who have completed all the required courses,
practical components, and have met all financial obligations may apply for