MSOT Grading Policies

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements

Students must achieve a grade of C or better to pass individual courses in the program. In order to achieve a passing grade, the student must complete all required assignments and meet attendance requirements for the course.

Any student who receives less than a 3.0 GPA for a term will be placed on academic probation during the term following the receipt of the deficient grade point average.  If the student receives a term grade point average during the term of academic probation that is not a minimum of 3.0 and is not sufficient to increase the student’s cumulative grade point average to a minimum of 3.0, the student will be dismissed from the MSOT program.  Academic probation is only granted for one term of the MSOT program.

If the student receives a term GPA of less than 3.0 in Term 4, the student will be placed on academic probation and be required to raise her or his GPA to a minimum of 3.0 in Term 6 prior to attending Level IIB fieldwork.

Course Failure or Withdraw

Any student failing a single course in Term 1 will be allowed to take a one-time remediation exam for only one (1) course. Prior to giving this remediation exam, a student may require additional tutoring based on the discretion of the instructor responsible for teaching that given course. For the remaining terms, students failing a course in the MSOT program must repeat the course and are prohibited from taking any course where the failed course is the pre-requisite.

A student may remediate a failed Level II Fieldwork course one (1) time only. An unsuccessful remediation or subsequent failures will result in dismissal from the program.

Students who withdraw will receive a grade of “INC” for the course in progress. Enrolled students who do not complete a course on time will receive a grade of “F” within twenty-one (21) days after the conclusion of the course if assignments have not been completed.

Term Exit Exam or End of Program Examination

The Term Exit Exam and End of Program Examination exams are graded as PASS or FAIL. Students who fail the exams will have the opportunity to take a remediation exam. If a student fails the remediation exam, they will need to meet with the Program Director for advisement and adhere to a remediation plan. Students who fail to successfully adhere to the remediation plan for the Term Exit Exam or Program Exit Examination will be dismissed from the program.