Graduate Clinical Programs:
Clinical Credit Hour
Clinical hours are defined as the hours students spend in hands-on experiences in patient care settings to build their clinical diagnostic skills and decision-making acumen. During clinical hours students will spend time learning new skills, applying new techniques, and working directly with licensed health care professionals. In clinical settings, for every academic credit, the student must log a minimum of 100 clinical hours.
Grading for Clinical Courses In Progress (IP)
An IP grade (In Progress) awaits completion of course work which extends beyond the end of the term. Coursework must be completed within one year of initial enrollment in the course, or the IP grade will default to an “F” grade. IP grades are not used in calculating GPA.
Change of grades from an IP to P (Pass) or final letter grade (program dependent) can be made with the approval of the professor, using the Resolution of In Progress Work form.
In Graduate Clinical Programs, an IP can only be assigned for the following designated courses: CON 615 Practicum, CON 640 Internship: Mental Health, CON 650 Internship: Mental Health, and CON 660 Internship Mental Health, ATR 570 Clinical Education I, ATR 571 Clinical Education II, ATR 572 Clinical Education III, ATR 573 Clinical Education
In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:
- Prevent the student’s enrollment;
- Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
- Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
- Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.
However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:
- Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
- Provide a written request to be certified;
- Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.