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Schedule Changes and Dropping Courses

Students must follow the prescribed Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program curriculum as scheduled, taking each course (including electives) no later than the semester and year that it is scheduled to be taken. Because each succeeding MED course serves as foundation for the subsequent MED course, it is imperative that students take MED courses at the prescribed time, completing each one in scheduled sequence. A student who wishes to postpone or drop a course or take any course out of order must first obtain written permission from the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

In general, a student will not be permitted to postpone or drop a required MED course except under the most unusual, compelling circumstances.

A student will not be permitted to drop a course that the student is repeating, except under unusual circumstances and only after consultation with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. A student who drops any required course (including a course needed to fulfill the electives requirement) or who does not take a course by the time it is scheduled, risks jeopardizing his or her academic progress and standing. If a student does not take a course at the scheduled time, it is usually difficult, and often impossible, to schedule the course later in the curriculum. Since many courses are prerequisites and serve as foundation for subsequent courses, not taking a course at the scheduled time may lead to problems in progressing through the curriculum.

Each student must successfully complete all courses required for graduation to be eligible to receive the BS degree (for details see "Requirements for the Awarding of the Baccalaureate degree").