Nov 23, 2020  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog

Progression Standards



Academic Action

College of Health Sciences Progression Standards

Progression Standards for Health Sciences - Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) is offered through unique partnerships with Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) in Madison. Students in the partnership program for Diagnostic Medical Sonography must adhere to the policies and requirements outlined by both Carroll University and their hospital program.  

Accepted students transitioning into the clinical phase of the program must adhere to all policies and maintain all progression standards outlined by their cooperating hospital partner. All progression standards and grading criteria are at the discretion of the partnering hospital. A copy of these standards and program policies will be provided to each student by the hospital partner at the time of matriculation into the professional phase. Admission and progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing and/or certification needs.

Admission into and continued enrollment in the programs’ independent School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is conditioned upon each student’s appropriate residency or visa status, compliance with applicable laws and the programs’ policies, procedures, progression standards and guidelines.

Progression Standards for Health Sciences - Radiologic Technology Program

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Radiologic Technology is offered through unique partnerships with Ascension-St. Joseph, Advocate Aurora Health, and Froedtert Hospital. Students in the partnership program for Radiologic Technology must adhere to the policies and requirements outlined by both Carroll University and their hospital program. 

Accepted students transitioning into the clinical phase of the program must adhere to all policies and maintain all progression standards outlined by their cooperating hospital partner. All progression standards and grading criteria are at the discretion of the partnering hospital. A copy of these standards and program policies will be provided to each student by the hospital partner at the time of matriculation into the professional phase. Admission and progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing and/or certification needs.

Admission into and continued enrollment in the programs’ independent School of Radiologic Technology is conditioned upon each student’s appropriate residency or visa status, compliance with applicable laws and the programs’ policies, procedures, progression standards and guidelines.

Progression Standards for the Nursing Program

  1. Grades of BC or better are required in all nursing, chemistry, biology and health science courses. A satisfactory (S) is required in all completed clinical. If a grade lower than a BC or a grade of (U) is earned, the student will be placed on probation in the nursing program. In order to have the nursing probationary status removed, the student must repeat the coursework and earn a grade or BC or higher and/or a grade of (S). In all concurrent nursing and practica courses a student is required to earn a BC or better in the didactic course and a (S) grade in the practica. If courses are repeated, the university repeat/replace policy applies to all courses.
  2. A student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75. For First Time Freshman, GPA progression standards will be evaluated after the students attempt a minimum of 12 credits. A student whose cumulative GPA is below a 2.75 will be placed on academic probation for the following semester. To have the probationary status removed, a student must attain a 2.75 cumulative GPA in the subsequent semesters.
  3. A student will be dismissed from the program if;
    1. s/he fails to attain a 2.75 cumulative GPA in the subsequent semester,
      1. If a cumulative GPA is less than a 2.75 due to a course grade and that same course is not offered in the subsequent semester, probation is continued until the Fall or Spring term when the same course is offered.
    2. s/he is placed on academic probation a second time during his or her tenure in the program,
    3. s/he fails to meet the criteria for the removal from academic probation.
  4. If a grade below a BC is achieved or an S is not achieved, the student may not progress to subsequent courses in the program if the course is a prerequisite of another. When repeating a nursing, biology, chemistry or, health science course, a student may be required to successfully complete ancillary learning experiences or clinical competencies/practica that validate theoretical knowledge.
  5. A course may be repeated only one time. A student receiving a C, D, F, or U twice in one nursing chemistry, biology or health science course or in two nursing, chemistry, biology and health sciences courses is dismissed from the program.
  6. A transfer student who takes NRS 100  and NRS 230  concurrently and earns lower than a C in NRS 100   must retake NRS 100  in the subsequent semester. In this case, the student may register for NRS 236  in the subsequent semester but may not register for NRS 233 or NRS 234  .
  7. A student who withdraws from any nursing, chemistry, biology or health sciences course twice will be dismissed from the program. A student will be dismissed from the nursing program if they withdraw for academic reasons from a nursing, chemistry, biology or health science course that is being repeated because of a previous earned grade of C, D, F, or U.
  8. If a student withdraws from a course for reasons other than director approved request for medical or personal leave, the student must successfully complete the course in the next available semester or academic term.
  9. Once a clinical course commences students cannot withdraw from the clinical course.
  10. If at any time the student is deemed unsatisfactory in a clinical course, the student cannot continue to attend.

Progression Standards for the Physical and Health Education Program

To earn Physical and Health Education teaching licensure, the student must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) through Carroll’s Department of Education. Students in the Physical and Health Education Major who are seeking this licensure should be checking in regularly with both their Physical and Health Education advisor and their Education advisor.

Biannual TEP Admission Deadlines:

TEP applications and portfolios may be submitted at two times during the academic year provided students meet the requirements on the “TEP Admission Checklist” below.

Spring Applications Due: Jan. 25 / Portfolio Due: Feb. 1

Fall Applications Due: Sept. 25 / Portfolio Due: Oct. 1

TEP Admission Checklist (as of 9/2017)

1.  Successful completion of 40 credits of college work with a minimum GPA at Carroll University of 2.75 (including at least 12 Carroll credits for transfer students).

2. English 170 (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better.

3.  Grades of C or better in all Education major or minor courses, including transfer Education courses.

4.  Completion of 150 hours of documented contact time with children (documentation will be submitted with Phase I Portfolio).

5.  Completion of background re-check process with Certified Background.  Recheck instructions are available on the Education Program Information Portal. Submit recheck before the TEP application deadline. *Candidates who enrolled in EDU 100 prior to Fall 2013 are exempt from this step

6.  Successful completion or concurrent enrollment in EDU 210. Retention In the Teacher Ed. Program is contingent upon successful completion of EDU 210.

7.  Approval of the Program Plan by the student’s Education advisor if student is getting degree from Carroll University. If students are here for certification only they need to provide a copy of their advisor-approved Program Worksheet and a copy of their advisor-approved projected Program Plan.

8.  Completion of the application form and submission to Education Department Office by deadline.

9.  Successful completion of Phase I Portfolio.

For further information on the TEP, including the most current requirements, please contact Carroll’s Department of Education.

Progression Standards for Neurodiagnostic Technology Program

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Neurodiagnostic Technology is offered through a unique partnership with Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee. Students in the partnership program for Neurodiagnostic Technology must adhere to the policies and requirements outlined by both Carroll University and their hospital program. 

Accepted students transitioning into the clinical phase of the program must adhere to all policies and maintain all progression standards outlined by the cooperating hospital partner.  All progression standards and grading criteria are at the discretion of the partnering hospital.  A copy of these standards and program policies will be provided to each student by the hospital partner at the time of matriculation into the professional phase.  Admission and progression standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing and/or certification needs.

Admission into and continued enrollment in the Neurodiagnostic Technology program’s professional phase is conditioned upon each student’s appropriate residency or visa status, compliance with applicable laws and the programs’ policies, procedures, progression standards and guidelines.

Advocate Aurora Health in partnership with Carroll University is currently seeking Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accreditation for the BS in Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) program.

Progression Standards for the Physical Therapy Program

PrePhysical Therapy Program

To proceed to the 2020-21 professional phase of the physical therapy program in the senior year, a student must have a cumulative and preprofessional (natural, behavioral, and social sciences) GPA of 3.2 or higher. Carroll University Academic Standing policies apply to prephysical therapy students.

Professional Phase of the Physical Therapy Program

  1. A grade of C or better or a grade of S is required in all physical therapy courses. A student earning a letter grade of D, F or U will be placed on academic probation in the Physical Therapy Program. A letter grade of D, F or U in physical therapy courses requires the student to repeat the course before progressing to subsequent courses for which the failed course is a prerequisite.
  2. In the professional phase of the physical therapy program (400, 500, and 600 physical therapy courses) student must attain a grade point average of 3.0 or better each semester. If a student earns a semester grade point average between 2.0 and 2.99, s/he is placed on academic probation.
  3. If a student is on academic probation during the last semester of the program, the student must earn an S in the clinical experience III PTH 614, to graduate.
  4. A student will be dismissed from the program if 1) s/he is placed on academic probation a second time during his or her tenure in the program, 2) s/he fails to meet the criteria for the removal from academic probation, 3) if s/he earns a semester GPA of 1.99 or less or 4) if s/he receives a D, F, or U twice in one physical course or in two physical courses.
  5. When repeating a physical therapy course, a student may be required to successfully complete ancillary learning experiences or clinical competencies/practica that validate theoretical knowledge.
  6. If a student is unable to take further courses in the next occurring semester as a result of this policy, the student is placed on academic probation and repeats the course during the next appropriate semester.
  7. A course may be repeated only one time.

Evaluation of Academic Standing and Progression in the Health Sciences

An interdisciplinary health science committee consisting of health sciences administrators, program directors, and the Registrar will conduct an evaluation of academic progression at the end of each semester. Health Sciences students may appeal a probation or dismissal decision by filing an Academic Affairs Petition with the Registrar’s Office. The decision of the university regarding the appeal is final. During the appeal process, a student may participate in courses.
The Academic Affairs Petition form is found on the Registrar’s Office web page or click here.

Progression Standards for Music Therapy Program

  1. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 and satisfactory completion of the piano, guitar, and voice proficiency exams is required for admission to the professional phase (junior and senior years) of the program.
  2. A student must maintain a cumulative university GPA and a semester GPA of 2.75 throughout the professional phase. A student who gets below a 2.75 cumulative and/or session GPA will be placed on academic probation for the following semester. To have the probationary status removed, a student must attain a 2.75 session GPA or higher in subsequent semesters.
  3. If a student fails to attain a 2.75 session GPA, s/he will be dismissed from the program.
  4. Grades of C or better are required in all music therapy (MTY designation) courses. A satisfactory (S) is required in all completed practica. If a grade below a C is achieved or an S is not achieved, the student may not progress to subsequent courses in the program until the course is successfully repeated.
  5. A course may be repeated only one time. A student receiving a D, F, or U twice in music therapy courses (including practica) will be dismissed from the program.
  6. When repeating a professional phase music therapy course, a student may be required to successfully complete ancillary learning experiences or clinical competencies/practica that validate theoretical knowledge.
  7. The piano, guitar, and voice proficiency exams will only be administered once per semester. They may be repeated as often as necessary.

Academic Standing

Good Standing

All students are expected to maintain at least a C (2.00) overall grade point average in Carroll University course work. Any student who does not maintain at least a 2.00 cumulative average in Carroll course work is subject to academic action following a review by the Academic Steering Committee.

Probation

As soon as a student’s Carroll University grade point average drops below 2.00, that student is placed on academic probation. For a student on academic probation, the class load is limited to 12 credits. A student cannot be removed from probation until a 2.00 grade point average is attained.

Suspension

A student on probation for one or more semesters or a student who received no passing grades the previous semester will be suspended for one semester and the adjacent summer or be considered for dismissal. At the end of the suspension period, a student must apply for readmission. Upon suspension, a student may no longer live in on-campus housing or participate in university-related activities.

Dismissal

A student suspended a second time will be dismissed at the close of the semester because of failure to achieve an acceptable level of academic work. Students who are dismissed will be withdrawn from any registered courses at the University and will not be eligible to return to Carroll University.

Academic Appeals

The Academic Steering Committee (ASC) acts as the appeal body for questions related to academic policy, probationary questions, exemptions, etc. An academic petition form (available online or from the Registrar’s Office) must be completed and returned to the Registrar’s Office to initiate the appeal process. The petition form should carefully explain the nature of the request and include the appropriate signatures. All appeal decisions by the Academic Steering Committee are final.
Course grade appeals and appeals of sanctions for academic dishonesty are heard by the Student/Faculty Ethics Committee. Appeals should be made through the Office of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. The procedure for appeals is found in the Student Handbook.

Returning Students

Students returning to Carroll after the lapse of one or more semesters and students who have been suspended from the University and have become eligible to apply for readmission must do so through the Office of Admission. Each application is reviewed and applicants will be informed of the status of the application and, if applicable, the conditions of readmission.