Good Academic Standing

Authorizing Body:

Curriculum Committee


Robert Noiva, Ph.D.

Date Issued:

August 1, 2011

Last Update:

November 15, 2021

Scope and Applicability:

All students enrolled in the School of Medicine


Good academic standing should be clearly defined and communicated to students, faculty and staff because it is a standing requirement for application to and/or continuation of many scholarships, internships, externships, research opportunities, school-sponsored travel and class leadership positions.


Unremediated course failure: A course or clerkship with a posted grade of Fail that has not been successfully repeated.

Standard Practice Guideline:

Any unremediated course failure on a student record in any academic year or being placed on Probation or Suspension by the SPRC will remove a student from good academic standing. A single course or clerkship grade of Incomplete is not sufficient to remove a student from good academic standing.


Students must request a verification of Good Academic Standing from the School of Medicine Office of Records and Registration.

Related Policies and Forms:

School of Medicine Educational Records Guidelines
Student Performance Review Committee Guidelines