Last updated on September 2nd, 2021

All students in the preclinical program are required to complete check-in on or before the first day of classes each term as scheduled by the Office of the University Registrar (OUR).


SGU Pre-clinical students must obtain approval from the Pre-Clinical Program Director in order to register, drop, or add courses. An average student academic load is 15-17 credit hours per term in the first two years and 19-20 credit hours per term in the third year of the Pre-Clinical program. Students may register for up to 18 credit hours per term in a balanced (science and non-science) academic load. Students are not permitted to accelerate their academic program.

Under special circumstances, permission to register for additional credits may be granted by the Pre-Clinical Program Director. To be eligible for such consideration, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher. In addition, students must not undertake excessive amounts of work or extracurricular activities during this period.

Pre-Clinical students are expected to maintain a full-time schedule each term unless otherwise mandated by PCAPPS.


In order to check-in for the Pre-Clinical program, students must have financial, academic and health insurance clearance.

Students who are not in good financial standing are required to work with the Office of Student Finances to receive permission for provisional or full registration. Students should not proceed to Grenada without financial and academic clearance.

New students who are not pre-registered in specific courses must first meet with the Combined Degree Coordinator in the Department of Preclinical Sciences to determine their course schedule.

A student who has paid in full for all previous academic terms, but who has not yet paid for the upcoming/current term, will be reviewed by the Office of Student Finances for approval for a payment plan. If approved, the student is permitted to register for classes.

Students who choose the provisional registration option must be aware that there will be a financial charge of 1.5% per month on any unpaid balances.


Students are responsible for ensuring that the School of Medicine (SOM) is able to contact them at all times. Students must respond to all SGU communications via their SGU email account during their entire matriculation at the University, including while on vacation or during a leave of absence. Students who fail to monitor University communications are nevertheless responsible for the content of those communications. If a student is expected to respond to or act on a communication or is expected to act on information contained in a communication, failure to do so may lead to an administrative withdrawal from the University. Reinstatement is only granted after an appeal to the Office of the University Registrar (OUR).

Students who fail to appeal and do not respond to communications from the School are dismissed from the University, when they fail to meet satisfactory academic guidelines as previously described. Failure to respond to communications from the University is considered unprofessional behavior and can result in an administrative withdrawal.