Provost's Office

Academic Policies

The College of Pharmacy adheres to all of The University of Toledo policies and procedures. Please refer to the General Section of this catalog for academic policies governing all students enrolled at the university. In any case where university, college and/or departmental policies conflict, the most stringent policy applies unless waived by the college. Students should consult with the college for a complete listing of all policies and procedures specifically related to the College of Pharmacy (e.g., the Student Council Professionalism Statement, Student Academic CodeResponsibilities and Rights, and Student Rights CodeAcademic Review and Appeal Process.)


Attendance Requirements

Students in a professional school, as responsible individuals, are expected to attend all class meetings. The maximum number of permissible absences in a course is at the discretion of the individual faculty member. The penalty for excessive absences will be determined by the faculty member.


Pass/No Credit (P/NC) Grade Option

Refer to the General Information section of the Undergraduate Catalog for General Academic Policies that apply to all students. P/NC grading is not available for courses taught in the College of Pharmacy. In addition to courses for which P/NC grading is used exclusively, a student may elect P/NC grading for an additional 7 (seven) credit hours excluding course work in the Natural Sciences (biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics with the exception of Mathematics 1150). These 7 (seven) P/NC hours are applicable only to courses in the Humanities/Fine Arts and Social Sciences. Once the petition is filed, the request is irrevocable.


Good Standing

The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy defines "Good Standing" as a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Additionally, for the purpose of verifying State Board internship affidavits, the College of Pharmacy not only requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0, but also requires a GPA of 2.0 for the semester during which the internship credit is being requested. Students will not be granted internship credit for hours received during semesters they are on academic suspension.


Personal Fitness

The emotional and psychological stability of those practicing or preparing to practice pharmacy is considered to be very important for the proper performance of professional responsibility as a member of the health team. The faculty of the College of Pharmacy recognizes that, if a student exhibits behavior suggesting an emotional or psychological abnormality bearing a reasonable relation to that student's ability to function competently in health care delivery systems, such behavior may present a hazard not only to the student, but to patients as well. If any behavior pattern provides reason to believe that a student's psychological or emotional state may have rendered that student incompetent or unsafe, the dean of the college shall meet with that student and attempt to resolve the situation by referral to the University Health Service, University Counseling Center and/or withdrawal from the pharmacy program.


Ethical Responsibility

The most serious offense with which pharmacy students may become involved is the misuse and/or dependence upon dangerous drugs. The College of Pharmacy views the admitted or proven personal abuse of such drugs, their transmittal or sale to other individuals, or the use of drug documents to illegally obtain controlled or legend drugs as unprofessional conduct, which may result in dismissal from the College of Pharmacy. Additionally, Boards of Pharmacy may revoke the internship license and/or deny licensure for various drug offenses. Since a current internship license is necessary for entrance into the Experiential Rotations in the required component of the College of Pharmacy curriculum, students without an internship license will be denied admission into these classes. Drug abuse in any form and/or misuse of drug documents must be totally avoided by those desirous of becoming pharmacists.


Probation, Suspension, Dismissal and Academic Performance

A student is placed on academic probation if either the semester or the cumulative grade point average drops below 2.0.

Suspension is made by the dean on advice of the College of Pharmacy Academic Performance Committee, which reviews the performance of all students periodically. The period of suspension is at least one semester exclusive of the summer terms. A student who has been suspended must petition the dean for readmission, in writing (with a copy to the associate dean for student affairs), at least five weeks prior to the beginning of the semester to which the petition is directed. If the petition is accepted, the college will determine the conditions under which the student will be permitted to reenroll. If a student is readmitted and does not perform satisfactorily, permanent dismissal may result. A student who is on academic probation or suspension will be required to relinquish the duties of any office in College of Pharmacy organizations until the student is in "Good Standing," as defined above. A student who is on disciplinary probation or suspension will be ineligible for any office in College of Pharmacy organizations until the student is in "Good Standing," as defined above.

Ifa student is suspended, and therefore is ineligible to attend classes in a subsequent semester, that student must drop all of the courses for that semester.

Only those students who have attained a cumulative University GPA of 3.0 or greater will be permitted to register for more than 21 credit hours in any semester.


Pre-Professional Division/Lower Division

Please refer to the General Information section of the Undergraduate Catalog for General Academic Policies governing all students enrolled at the University.


Professional Division of B.S. in Pharmacy or Entry-Level Doctor of Pharmacy; Upper Division of the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The pharmacy GPA is the cumulative GPA of only courses normally taken while in the Professional Division.

Any student who fails to achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 at the end of any semester will automatically be placed on probation. After an initial probationary semester, the student will not be permitted to take more than 15 credit hours during subsequent probationary semesters.

Any student who fails to achieve a semester GPA of 1.0 at the end of any semester will automatically be placed on college probation, have a record review by the College of Pharmacy Academic Performance Committee and may be suspended from the College without a preliminary probationary semester.

Any student who fails to achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 for any two of three consecutive semesters in attendance will have a record review by the College of Pharmacy Academic Performance Committee and may be suspended for a minimum of one semester.

Any student who, after an initial probationary semester, does achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 but fails to bring the Pharmacy GPA up to 2.0, will be continued on probation, have a record review by the College of Pharmacy Academic Performance Committee and may be suspended.

Any student who fails to achieve a cumulative University GPA of 2.0 at the end of any semester will have a record review by the College of Pharmacy Academic Performance Committee and may be suspended.


Student Academic Code Responsibilities and Rights

Refer to the General Information section of this catalog and The University of Toledo Student Handbook for general policies that apply to all students.


College Level Examination Program Credit (CLEP)

The College of Pharmacy grants up to a maximum of 30 semester CLEP credits. Credits earned in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics section of the CLEP examination will count toward the degree as free electives but do not replace the requirement for any specific course in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics. Credits earned in the Humanities and Social Sciences examination will count only toward meeting the additional Humanities and Social Science requirements.


Advanced Standing Credit

Refer to the General Information section of this catalog for advanced standing credit (credit by exam) policies that apply to all students.

Last Updated: 3/22/15