Maintenance of Good Academic Standing

The USA PA program in conjunction with the Graduate School Policy requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for satisfactory academic standing and degree conferral. Students experiencing academic difficulties will be identified by the faculty and remedial measures will be initiated to aid the student in improving his or her academic performance. According to the USA Bulletin, students who receive more than 8 credits of "C" in courses will be dismissed from the program. The student may appeal dismissal to the Departmental Academic Standards Committee. According to the Graduate School Policy if the cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 at the end of any semester, the student will be placed on academic probation and will have two consecutive semesters to bring the GPA to 3.0 or higher. Failure to meet these criteria may result in academic dismissal from the program. Any grade of "F" or lower in any didactic or clinical course constitutes automatic academic dismissal from the Program.