Last updated on August 25th, 2021

Pre-Clinical Grading

The pre-clinical phase uses the following letter grades to indicate the record of achievement in courses completed:

Letter Grade Grade Point Score (Percent)
A+ 4.00 100
A 4.00 90–99
B+ 3.50 85–89
B 3.00 80–84
C+ 2.50 75–79
C 2.00 70–74
D 1.00 65–69
F 0.00 <65

Students are responsible for knowing if courses taken have been passed or if any form of remedial activity is required as decided by the APRC or PCAPPS. It is the responsibility of the students to know the time and dates of all examinations.

I: Incomplete

In the Pre-Clinical Program, incomplete grades are given when course requirements have not been completed due to serious mitigating circumstances, such as illness or family emergencies.

The Director of the Pre-Clinical Program, must approve the reason supporting the receipt of an “I” grade. This “I” grade remains on the transcript until another grade is given upon completion. Students with “I” grades on their transcript must complete the required coursework/ examination prior to registration for the next term. The grade must be submitted prior to the start of the next term that the course is offered.

If the grade is not received within 30 days of the start of the next term, the Office of the University Registrar (OUR) automatically changes the Incomplete (“I”) to an “F.”

Incompletes are interim grades. A student with an “I” grade does not repeat the course. A student who is absent from a final examination due to illness must sit the Completion Examination. He/ she is not allowed to retake the course prior to sitting and receiving a grade for the Completion examination.

W: Withdrawal

In the Pre-Clinical program, a “W” is given when a student has decided to leave the program. This “W” grade remains on the final transcript. Please refer to the Leave of Absence LOA and withdrawal statement in SOM manual.


Students cannot drop/withdraw from an individual course/s in the Pre-Clinical Sciences Program.

LOA: Leave of Absence

Students intending to take an LOA once a term has started can do so at any time up through 5PM EST on the day prior to the first scheduled final course examination (not including completion examinations). Please refer to the Leave of Absence LOA and withdrawal statement in SOM manual. (Insert page link)