Student Dismissal

Determinations of student dismissal may be recommended to the Program Director when, in the opinion of the SAPC, Remediation without Progression is highly unlikely to lead to future success in the program. 

Examples of when the determination of Dismissal may be recommended include, but is not limited to: 

  • The student unsuccessfully completes remediation with or without progression;
  • The student is “at risk” or on extended curriculum due to remediation and receives additional failing grades;
  • The student violates conditions of “at risk” or remediation;
  • The student can no longer meet the technical standards;
  • The basis of the failure is a serious breach of professionalism such that it violates the program’s “Safe Practice” policy (Appendix V) and the student is deemed unfit to practice 
    • "Unfit to practice" includes actions that indicate:
      • A direct threat is imminent and severe;
      • The student’s physical or mental health increases the probability of an adverse effect on oneself, a peer, or a member of the public;
      • Actions that are dishonest, unethical, or considered egregious.

Generally, students with one deficient grade in an academic year are not dismissed.

SAPC Process