A student who has been recessed is removed from their current academic cohort and allowed to re-enroll as a member of the cohort one graduation year behind. (e.g. from Class of 2025 to Class of 2026). Students who are recessed will be required to repeat the entire academic year and pass all courses in both semesters, in order to maintain their knowledge and skills for further progression in the curriculum.
- Students who are recessed will restart in the odd-numbered semester of the academic year (1 through 3) in which the causative failure(s) occurred. Students who are recessed will be charged a reduced tuition fee per semester. They will also be required to pay a laboratory fee for the Clinical Skills course (See Tuition and Fees).
- If a student fails a course that the student had previously passed, the student shall remediate the course. The student shall be placed on Academic Probation for the subsequent semester. If a student fails a course that the student had already passed and the student already had four cumulative failures, the student shall be dismissed.
- Repeated failure of a previously failed course shall result in dismissal.
- Two failures in previously passed courses shall result in dismissal.
- Recessed students will be placed on Academic Probation for at least the first semester upon returning.
- See Academic Grades, Rankings, Failures, Honors.
- See Interruption in Academic Program Progression