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C or Below Grade Policy

Reason for Policy

To provide guidelines for graduate students to remain in good academic standing while completing their degree program.

Policy Statement

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry requires satisfactory academic performance and accomplishment in research and coursework for all students. This satisfactory performance is mandatory for continuation in good academic standing in the graduate program.

Policy Requirement

Grades of B- or better are required for satisfactory performance in the graduate program. One grade below B- in any course or research experience is cause for review of overall performance and will result in academic probation for the duration of graduate study. A second grade below B- is basis for dismissal from the graduate program.