Student Academic Policies

Academic Progress

The Physician Assistant Academic Policies apply to all students who matriculate during the academic year of the catalog publication. These policies will apply throughout the entire time a student is enrolled in the Program. In the event that these policies need to be revised as the result of new accreditation requirements, mandates by the United States Department of Education, or other unforeseen circumstances, students will be notified in writing prior to the effective date of the new policy.

Faculty and students should also refer to the University Academic Policy section and the College of Health Sciences Policy section for additional policies that apply to students at Midwestern University.

The academic standing of a student is determined by the student's cumulative grade point average.

To achieve satisfactory academic progress, a student must pass all required courses and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or higher. In addition, to progress to the next quarter, a student must satisfactorily complete all academic and professionalism requirements for the preceding quarter. In order to progress to the clinical year, a student's cumulative GPA must be greater than or equal to 3.000.