A course with a notation of W on the transcript will not fulfill a requirement for graduation and may be discussed on the MSPE. (See Advancement, Graduation & Dismissal Policy) Any gap in educational progress will be explained on the MSPE. (See Leave of Absence Policy)
Withdrawing from a Pre-Clerkship Course
A student may withdraw from a pre-clerkship course only under special circumstances with approval of the Office of Student Affairs and the course director. If a student withdraws from a course prior to the first exam, the course will not appear on the transcript. If a student withdraws from a course after the first exam, a notation of W will appear on the transcript. A student will not be permitted to withdraw from a course solely due to poor academic performance. A student who withdraws from a pre-clerkship course must repeat the course in its entirety and will not be permitted to participate further in the course, including assessments. If a student withdraws from a pre-clerkship course, a decision will be made about required longitudinal courses (e.g. FRCT, ICM, PoM) in consultation with the Office of Student Affairs and the longitudinal course director regarding the ability to continue with the course. A student who withdraws from a pre-clerkship course may not continue in a pre-clerkship elective unless granted specific permission from the course director and the Office of Student Affairs.
Withdrawing from a Clinical Course
In required clinical courses, a student who withdraws prior to completing two-thirds (2/3) of the time must repeat the course in its entirety, and a notation of W will appear on the transcript. A student who leaves a course having completed more than two-thirds (2/3) of the time cannot withdraw; they will receive an Incomplete, and a notation of I will appear on the transcript (see Grading Policy).
Withdrawing from an Elective
Students may withdraw from an elective only in consultation with the course director and the Office of Student Affairs. A notation of W will be recorded on the transcript unless the course is withdrawn from by the third day of the course.
Withdrawing from the Term
For any course currently in progress, the statements outlined above apply. Any enrolled courses that have not yet started will be dropped.
Withdrawing from School
A student who wishes to withdraw from school must meet with the Office of Student Affairs. A student who withdraws from school and subsequently desires to return must formally reapply through the Office of Admissions. A student who has completed all pre-clerkship courses may be eligible to apply for the Masters of Medical Science program. Withdrawal Process and Form
Approved: CCC, June 16, 2020.