Documents, Forms and Policies

Student Progression Annual Review Policy

Each student's academic progress must be evaluated at least semi-annually by the program director/advisor, once at the end of the fall semester and again at the end of the spring semester. After successful completion of the qualifying exam the students’ progress is evaluated semi-annually by the students’ advisory committee, once at the end of the fall semester and again at the end of the spring semester. Progression review permits appropriate academic planning for the following semester, and allows for timely responses to inquiries about students in jeopardy of losing federal and/or state financial aid. Additionally, each student's GPA must be reviewed after their first semester of enrollment, in order to identify any academic problems early in the program.

In preparation of the meetings, students will prepare, complete, and/or revise the annual progress review form provided by the SoPH and an Individual Development Plan (using myIDP or equivalent tools. See SoPH website for additional information). Both documents will be reviewed during the annual progress meeting. Upon completion of the meeting, the annual progress review form is to be signed by the student, major advisor, and program director.

These elements must be included in a student’s annual evaluation.

  • Review of the student's academic record, including:
    • Grade point average;
    • Incomplete and/or IP courses;
    • Overall progress toward completing the coursework phase of the program;
    • Progress toward timely completion of all degree requirements (e.g., dissertation, thesis, practice transformation practicum, qualifying examinations)

Oversight of student progress is monitored by the degree program and reviewed by the SoPH office of the dean in the program annual report. The following documents are to be provided to the SoPH office of the dean by June 1 of each year:

  • Completed and signed annual progress review forms (located on the SoPH website under forms) for each student enrolled in the program.
  • Completed Annual Progress Excel Spreadsheet (located on SoPH website under forms) for all students currently enrolled or graduated in that year.