OT Dismissal Policy

Occupational Therapy (OT) Dismissal Policy for Academic Performance

Honor Point Hour Requirements

The scholarship requirements for continuation include both a cumulative grade point average and an individual course grade standard. Cumulative GPA: Occupational therapy students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the Graduate level of the program.

The OT Dismissal Policy can be found here.

Graduate Level

Occupational Therapy students must successfully complete all graduate courses with a grade of 3.0 or better. Repeating a course is allowed only once in the professional program. Two grades of B- through C will result in automatic dismissal from the program. One grade of F will result in the automatic dismissal from the program.

For information regarding Final Course Grade Appeals please refer to the document found at this website by selecting the GRADE APPEAL POLICY link.

Students who have been terminated from the program must withdraw from their next semester fieldwork course or risk losing their tuition.

Graduate students are allowed one semester probation with a GPA below 3.0. Grades below 3.0 are not considered adequate at the graduate level in the occupational therapy professional program.

OT Repeating a Course

Students are allowed to repeat an OT course only once to achieve an acceptable grade.

Full-time students who need to repeat a course will automatically be moved to part-time status by the program. Remaining coursework will have to be completed in the sequence designated by the curriculum. No student can enroll in two courses that have conflicting meeting times. Students on academic probation are not allowed to take more than 18 hours in one semester. Students requesting permission to take 19 hours or more in one semester must obtain authorization from the Office of Student Affairs.

Academic Accountability

If a student needs accommodations for religious reasons/obligations they are required inform instructors of all dates at the beginning of each semester. The student may be required to sign an exam waiver. If a student is doing poorly in any class or on curriculum probation, it is expected that the student will seek advisement from the academic advisor and speak to the course instructor before mid-term.

Incomplete Grades

A student who receives a grade of "I" (Incomplete) in a professional course must complete the course and receive a change of grade by the end of the following semester or as soon as the course is offered again. If the course is not offered the following semester, the student must decide with the instructor of the course in which he/she holds the "I" grade when the work will be completed. All incomplete grades must be resolved within one year. If an incomplete grade is not resolved within a year's time the Faculty will review the reason for the lack of resolution and may dismiss the student from the program.

Academic Dishonesty

Instances of academic dishonesty occurring in any course offered while Occupational Therapy Program as defined by the University Student Code of Conduct Brochure.  


If you are released from one placement for reasons other than academic performance/failure or unsatisfactory professional/ethical behaviors, you may receive an "I", "W" or a "Y" grade depending on your situation. In such cases, you may be allowed to repeat the placement without paying another tuition fee.

If you are released from a placement because of unsatisfactory academic or professional/ethical performance you will receive a letter grade of "Unsatisfactory" which means you are automatically terminated from the program.  Students may file an EACPHS grade appeal detailed on the EACPHS website. Students who have been terminated from the program must withdrawal from their next semester fieldwork course or risk losing their tuition. If you have a fieldwork replacement extension for any reason (past the University semester date) students may not then qualify to graduate on time for that semester.