Professional Curriculum and Academic Standards
Once a student is admitted, a minimum grade point average of B (3.0) in Occupational Therapy courses must be maintained for each trimester in order to continue in the program, with no grade lower than a B for 6 credit courses and a C (2.0) for other courses. A grade of B or lower places the student at risk.
Students must comply with the standards and policies set forth by the College, the Occupational Therapy program, and the profession throughout their academic tenure. An advantage of a weekend course format is that it allows students to pursue educational goals while continuing their daily workplace arrangements. Students are cautioned, however, that long work hours are generally incompatible with success in the Program, which requires extensive study time, and that the Program cannot consider competing work obligations as a substitute for the maintenance of academic standards. In particular, it is a matter of policy that absence for more than the equivalent of one weekend will necessitate a non-passing grade for any professional course. Absence for any part of the first weekend of a trimester is not permitted.