Academic Performance Standards

Please refer to the UToledo Policy web site for additional information on academic policies.

The Academic Performance Standards as outlined in the current catalog are subject to modifications with immediate implementation to keep pace with changing trends in pharmaceutical education and in accordance with accreditation standards.

Requirements for Academic Progression -- Pre-Professional Program

Policies

1. Good Academic Standing

a. The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) defines “good academic standing” for Pre-Professional students in the following manner: a minimum term and cumulative GPA of 2.00

b. To hold an office in a CPPS organization or represent the CPPS, a student enrolled in the CPPS must be in “good academic standing.”

2. Academic Probation

a. A student will be placed on Academic Probation for earning a term or cumulative GPA < 2.00

b. In addition to academic probation, a student earning a term GPA < 1.00 may be subject to suspension from the CPPS and/or University for one (1) term, not including the summer terms. (See suspension below)

c. Students will remain on academic probation until the cumulative GPA is raised to 2.00 or greater or qualifies for suspension.

3. Suspension

a. Any student who earns a term GPA < 1.00 must meet with their CPPS pre-professional academic advisor and the Associate Dean of Student Affairs prior to the start of the next term. If a student earning a term GPA < 1.00 does not meet with their academic adviser and the Associate Dean of Student Affairs prior to the start of the term, the student will be suspended for a period of one (1) term, not including summer terms.

b. Any student on academic probation who earns a term GPA of < 2.00 will be suspended for a period of one (1) term, not including summer terms.

c. In lieu of suspension from the University, a student who is suspended by CPPS policy, but remains eligible to continue at the University based on current university policy, may defer suspension as long as they agree to each of the following:

i. Register for a plan of study put forth by the academic adviser
ii. Notify the academic adviser prior to dropping or adding any courses
iii. Transfer to University College or another program of their choosing at The University of Toledo, whichever they become eligible to transfer to first

4. Readmission from Suspension

a. Students serving suspension have the right to petition for readmission to the CPPS. A student must request readmission via a written petition to the chair of the Student Progress Committee (SPC) by the designated time.

b. Any student returning from suspension will be placed on probation. While on probation, the student must earn a term GPA of 2.00 or better and a grade of D+ or better in all subsequent coursework or the student will be subject to dismissal.

5. Dismissal

a. Any student returning from suspension (and placed on probation) who earns a term GPA < 2.00 and/or a course grade of D or less, will be dismissed from the CPPS.

b. In lieu of dismissal from the University, a student who is dismissed by CPPS policy, but remains eligible to continue at the University based on current university policy, may defer suspension as long as they agree to each of the following:

i. Register for a plan of study put forth by the academic adviser
ii. Notify the academic adviser prior to dropping or adding any courses
iii. Transfer to University College or another program of their choosing at The University of Toledo, whichever they become eligible to transfer to first

6. GPA recalculation for undergraduate courses will be allowed, in accordance with the policies of The University of Toledo.

7. Petition for review of Suspension/Dismissal by SPC

a. A student who is suspended or dismissed may petition the SPC to appeal the decision to suspend or dismiss. If the petition is accepted, the college will determine the conditions for academic progression under which the student will be permitted to continue taking classes.

b. A student must submit the petition within one month of the date of suspension/dismissal.

c. If a student is allowed to continue and does not meet expectations for academic progression, dismissal from the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will result.

8. Appeal of Suspension or Dismissal to Dean

a. A student may appeal a suspension or dismissal to the Dean of the CPPS. (Refer to CPPS Appeal Policy in the Student Handbook)

b. Appeal will only be heard after a petition for review of suspension/dismissal has been submitted and denied by the SPC (See #7 above) 

Requirements for Academic Progression – Professional Division Students in the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences program (Pharmacology/Toxicology, Medicinal AND BIOLOGICAL Chemistry, Cosmetic Sciences and Formulation Design, Pharmaceutics, and Pharmacy Administration)

Policies

1. Good Academic Standing

a. The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences defines “good academic standing” for professional division students in the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences program (Pharmacology/Toxicology, Medicinal Chemistry, Cosmetic Sciences and Formulation Design, Pharmaceutics, and Pharmacy Administration) in the following manner: a minimum term and cumulative GPA of 2.00

b. To hold an office in a CPPS organization or represent the CPPS, a student enrolled in the CPPS must be in “good
academic standing.”

2. Academic Probation

a. A student will be placed on Academic Probation for the following:

i. Earning a semester or cumulative GPA < 2.00
ii. Earning a semester GPA < 1.00; this performance may lead to suspension (see section on suspension below) from the University without a preliminary probationary semester.

b. Any student on Academic Probation for two of three consecutive semesters in attendance may be suspended (see section on suspension below) from the University.

c. Students will remain on Academic Probation until the cumulative GPA is raised to 2.00 or greater.

3. Suspension

a. Any student on academic probation who earns a term or cum GPA of < 2.00 or grade of F may be suspended for a period of one (1) semester, not including summer semesters.

b. Any student who earns a cumulative GPA < 1.00 may be suspended for a period of one (1) semester, not including summer semesters.

4. Readmission from Suspension

a. Students serving suspension have the right to petition for readmission to the CPPS. A student must request readmission via a written petition to the chair of the SPC at least eight (8) weeks prior to the returning semester.

b. A student returning from suspension will be placed on probation. The student must earn a term GPA of 2.00 or better and a grade of D- or better in all subsequent coursework or the student will be subject to dismissal.

c. A student may appeal a suspension (Refer to CPPS Appeal Policy: 3364-83-05) 

5. Dismissal

a. Any student returning from suspension and earning a term GPA < 2.00 and/or a course grade of F will be dismissed from the CPPS.

b. A student may appeal a dismissal (Refer to CPPS Appeal Policy in the Student Handbook)

6. GPA recalculation for undergraduate courses will be allowed, in accordance with the policies of The University of Toledo.

Requirements for Academic Progression – Doctor of Pharmacy Program 

1. Good Academic Standing

a. The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences defines “good academic standing” for students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program in the following manner:

i. Maintaining minimum required course cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75
ii. Earning grade of C or better in all required courses

b. A grade below a C in any required course is unsatisfactory and will not be considered a passing grade for the course in the Pharm.D. curriculum (i.e., courses for which grades of less than a C are earned must be repeated).

c. To hold an office in a CPPS organization or represent the CPPS, a student enrolled in the CPPS must be in “good academic standing.”

2. Academic Progression*

a. To advance to the P2 year, the student must earn the following:

i. A required course cum GPA ≥ 2.75
ii. A grade of C or better in all required courses

b. To matriculate to the P3 year, the student must earn the following:

i. A required course cum GPA ≥ 2.75
ii. A grade of C or better in all required courses

c. To advance to the P4 (APPE) year, the student must earn the following:

i. A required course cum GPA ≥ 2.75
ii. A grade of C or better in all required courses

d. To graduate with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the UT-CPPS, the student must earn the following:

i. A required course cum GPA ≥ 2.75
ii. A grade of C or better in all required courses

*Students not permitted to move on to the next professional year due to failure to meet academic requirements will be allowed to repeat previous coursework in an attempt to meet the necessary requirements for advancement.

3. Academic Probation

The following academic performance will lead to Academic Probation: 

a. Earning a required course cum GPA <2.75

b. Earning a grade less than a C in required course.

c. A student will remain on probation until he/she achieves academic good standing or is no longer enrolled in the program.

d. Failure to pass a pharmacy practice experience or dismissal from a pharmacy practice experience (for reasons other than an action detrimental to patient care and/or to the clinical service).

4. Dismissal

The following academic performance or circumstances will lead to dismissal from the Doctor of Pharmacy Program:

a. Earning a required course term GPA < 2.00

b. Earning a required course cum GPA <2.25 (excluding the Fall P1 semester)

c. Earning a grade < C in a repeated required course.

d. Student no longer able to complete the program in the required six (6) calendar year time period from the initial enrollment semester – student’s P1 Fall semester. (See Policy 3364-83-04 Time for Completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program)

e. If dismissed from the Doctor of Pharmacy program, the student may continue to earn a BSPS degree if he/she has not already done so or transfer to other Colleges/Programs within the University as eligible.

The following experiential performance may make a student eligible for dismissal:

a. Any student on probation due to experiential performance who fails to pass a pharmacy practice experience or is dismissed from a pharmacy practice experience.

5. Petition for Readmission after Dismissal

a. A student who is dismissed may petition the SPC for readmission. If the petition is accepted, the college will determine the conditions under which the student will be permitted to re-enroll.

b. A student must submit the petition within one calendar year of the date of dismissal.*

c. If a student is readmitted and does not meet expectation for academic progression, permanent dismissal from the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will result.

6. Appeal of Probation or Dismissal to Dean

a. A student may appeal a probation or dismissal to the Dean of the CPPS. (Refer to CPPS Appeal Policy in the Student Handbook)

b. Appeal will only be heard after a petition for review of probation/dismissal has been submitted and denied by the SPC (See #5 above)

*Time between dismissal and readmission will count toward “Time to completion of the PharmD Program (See Time for Completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program Policy in the Student Handbook)

7. Pharmacy Required Course GPA calculation

a. The pharmacy required course GPA will consist of all required professional program pharmacy core-curriculum undergraduate and post-baccalaureate coursework (see below).

b. Required courses may not be repeated more than once.

c. All required courses (first attempt and repeated) will be counted towards required course cumulative GPA, regardless of the University grade recalculation policy.

d. A repeated required course grade, in which a student earned a grade of B or better on the first attempt, will not be included in the required course GPA.

e. Neither undergraduate nor post-baccalaureate elective coursework will be counted towards pharmacy required course GPA.

8. Matriculation

a. To matriculate to the post BSPS portion (P3-P4) of the Doctor of Pharmacy program, the student must earn both of the following:

i. A required course cum GPA ≥ 2.75
ii. A grade of C or better in all required courses

b. Students failing to achieve these two requirements will not matriculate and must do one of the following: 

i. Retake required courses to demonstrate an improved aptitude for the material and seek matriculation with the next year’s class.

ii. If eligible, graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) degree. However, doing so would prevent the student from taking/retaking additional undergraduate courses towards achieving a PharmD degree, thus ending any opportunity to further pursue a PharmD degree at The University of Toledo.

iii. If eligible, consider transferring to one of the other five tracks (Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology/Toxicology, Pharmacy Administration, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, or Cosmetic Sciences and Formulation Design) of the BSPS program.

iv. If eligible, change colleges within The University of Toledo or transfer to another institution.

Pharmacy Required Courses (used in calculation of pharmacy required course cumulative GPA)
*Required P1-P3 Level Courses
MBC 3310/5310Medicinal Chemistry I: Drug Action And Design2
MBC 3550/5550Physiological Chemistry I: Structure And Function Of Biological Macromolecules3
PHCL 3700/5700Pharmacology I: Principles of Pharmacology, Autonomic Pharmacology and Related Pharmacology3
PHPR 3000/5020Pharmaceutics and Dosage Form Design5
PHPR 3050/5050Interprofessional Approach to Patient Care1
PHPR 3300/5320Commonly Prescribed Meds and Med Term 11
PHPR 3450/5450Pharmacy Skills Development-12
PHPR 3920/5920Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I1
MBC 3552/5552Physiological Chemistry II Cellular Metabolism and Homeostasis2
MBC 3860/5860Microbiology for Pharmaceutical Professionals2
PHPR 3470Pharmacokinetics (Entering P1 year 2020 and before)3
PHCL 4160/6160Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics (Entering P1 year 2021 and after)3
PHM 3000/5000Integrated Pharmaceutical and Clinical Sciences 16
PHPR 3250/5250Introduction to Self Care1
PHPR 3310/5310Introduction to Pharmacy Law1
PHPR 3460/5460Pharmacy Skills Development-22
PHPR 3930/5930Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 21
PHM 4000/6500Integrated Pharmaceutical and Clinical Sciences 28
PHPR 4220/6200Patient Centered Care2
PHPR 4300/6390Commonly Prescribed Meds and Med Term II1
PHPR 4350/6350Pharmacy Skills Development - 32
PHPR 4530/6540Evidence Based Medicine 13
PHPR 4920/6930Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 31
PHM 4200/6600Integrated Pharmaceutical and Clinical Sciences 38
PHPR 4270/6330Health Systems1.5
PHPR 4360/6360Pharmacy Skills Development - 42
PHPR 4540/6560Evidence Based Medicine 22
PHPR 4930/6970Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 41
PHM 6000Integrated Pharmaceutical and Clinical Sciences 47
PHPR 6000Drug Information Seminar2
PHPR 6220Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research1
PHPR 6460Pharmacy Skills Development - 52
PHPR 6920Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 51
PHM 6200Integrated Pharmaceutical and Clinical Sciences 55
PHPR 6250Advanced Self Care3
PHPR 6270Business Aspects of Pharmacy2
PHPR 6310Jurisprudence and Ethics1
PHPR 6470Pharmacy Skills Development - 62

NOTE: PharmD graduate electives are not  PharmD core-curriculum courses and therefore are not used in calculation of pharmacy required course cumulative GPA.