Academic Standing

Each academic program maintains specific policies related to academic standing, promotion and dismissal. The academic standing policies for each degree program are explained in the respective program’s academic policy handbook.

At the end of each term, student scholastic achievement is first reviewed by each academic program’s evaluation committee, which is a standing committee that may consist of program faculty, staff, and Student Affairs administrators. Each program’s evaluation committee makes academic standing recommendations to the senior academic officer as listed below.

The committees may consider prior academic deficiencies/failures when making recommendations on the academic status of any student. The recommendations are based upon the specific academic promotion policies of their academic program. Academic standing recommendations are made to the following senior program administrators:

Philadelphia Campus:
Osteopathic Medical Program: Dean & Chief Academic Officer for Osteopathic Medicine
Psychology Programs: Dean for Psychology Programs
Health Sciences: Dean for Health Science Programs

PCOM Georgia Campus:
Osteopathic Medical Program: Dean & Chief Academic Officer for Osteopathic Medical Program
Health Science Programs: Dean for Health Science Programs
School of Pharmacy: Dean and Chief Academic Officer School of Pharmacy

PCOM South Georgia Campus:
Osteopathic Medical Program: Senior Associate Dean & Chief Academic Officer for Osteopathic Medical Program
Health Science Program: Dean for Health Science Programs

The appropriate senior academic officer, in consultation with the Provost, will determine if the recommendation will be accepted, modified, or remanded. The student will receive written notice of the action.