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RRT to BSRT Program Progression and Dismissal Policy

  1. Students must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all respiratory courses to satisfy the requirements for graduation and progress.
  2. Students must retake a respiratory course in which a grade of "D" or less grade is earned. If the repeated grade is acceptable ("C" or above) only the higher grade will be reflected in the student's GPA. If a grade of "D" is earned when repeating the course or in any subsequent respiratory course, the student must submit a performance improvement plan to the program Chair for program progression. If a grade of “D” and “F” is earned in any two or more REST courses, the student will be dismissed from the program. Likewise, if a grade of “F” is earned in any two REST courses, the student will be dismissed from the program.

Withdrawal Policy

The option of withdrawing from a respiratory course and receiving a grade of "W" is possible within the withdrawal period listed on the academic calendar each semester. For courses lasting less than the full semester, the option of withdrawing with a "W" is possible within the first 60% of the course. Refer to the course schedule and/or calendar for specific dates.

See University guidelines for the procedure that must be followed regarding withdrawal.

Students who do not follow the required University procedure to officially withdraw from a course will receive an "F" grade.

Dismissal Policies

  1. Falsification of records and reports and cheating on an examination, quiz, or any other assignment will be a basis for dismissal from the program.
  2. Plagiarism, as defined in the University Bulletin, is the intentional reproduction of another person’s ideas, words, or statements without acknowledgment. Students must give credit when using the works of others and are expected to properly reference the use of: 1) direct quotes; 2) another person’s ideas or opinions; or 3) any borrowed statistics, facts, or other materials. Failure to properly give credit to others’ work is a form of academic dishonesty (University Bulletin, Student Rights and Responsibilities).
  3. Academic honesty is an expected behavior of all students. Academic dishonesty may include, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, and knowingly assisting others in an act of academic dishonesty. Students who engage in academic dishonesty in any form, even as a first offense, place themselves in jeopardy of receiving a failing grade for the assignment or course, as well as dismissal from the respiratory program and University. Policies and procedures governing academic dishonesty can be found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities section of the University Bulletin.
  4. Violation of client and/or agency confidential information may result in dismissal from the program.
  5. The Faculty reserves the right to dismiss any student whose personal integrity, health or behavior demonstrate unfitness to continue preparation for the profession of respiratory and/or violate the Code of Ethics.