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Academic Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admission and Student Status


 


Introduction

Address all inquiries to:

Office of Admissions
Logan College Of Chiropractic/University Programs
1851 Schoettler Road
P.O. Box 1065
Chesterfield, MO 63006-1065
Admissions Office: (800) 533-9210
FAX: (636) 207-2425
Email: loganadm@logan.edu

Please specify desired admission date (September, January or May) on your inquiry.

Logan subscribes to the policy of equal opportunity education. All candidates are judged on personal merit in terms of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, demonstrated aptitude, potential and motivation. Only the most qualified applicants are accepted for admission. Admitted students are expected to complete all coursework in the curriculum.

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree

Admission Requirements (Effective Only May 2013 Term)

Logan shall consider for admission students who present an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for at least 90 semester hours. All matriculants must furnish proof of having earned a minimum of 90 semester hours at an institution(s) accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or an equivalent foreign agency. Included in these credits must be a minimum of 48 semester hour credits in course areas noted below. Quarter hours are converted to equivalent semester hour credits. In situations where one or more courses have been repeated with equivalent courses, the most recent grade(s) may be used for grade point average computation and the earlier grades may be disregarded. All matriculants must present a minimum of 48 semester hours of credit (or the quarter hour credit equivalents) distributed as follows:

  • 6 semester hours of English Language Skills
  • 3 hours of Psychology
  • 15 hours of Social Sciences and/or Humanities
  • 6 hours of Biological Sciences (with related labs)
  • 12 hours of Chemistry (can be satisfied with at least 3 hours of general or inorganic chemistry and at least 6 hours of organic chemistry and/or biochemistry courses with unduplicated content.  At least 6 hours of the chemistry courses must include pertinent laboratory experiences)
  • 6 semester hours of Physics (can be satisfied with either one or more physics courses with appropriate lab, OR 3 hours of physics with lab and 3 hours in biomechanics, kinesiology, statistics or exercise physiology)

In each of the six distribution areas, if more than one course is taken to fulfill the requirement, the course content must be unduplicated.

In the event an institution’s transcript does not combine laboratory and lecture grades for a single course grade, the admitting institution may calculate a weighted average of those grades to establish the grade in that science course.

Students who have earned a portion of the prerequisite credits through examination or means other than formal course work, as identified by an institution accredited by a nationally recognized agency that formally has accepted or awarded such credits, may be admitted to the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program upon receipt of such evidence by the program. The Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program will document and retain evidence which identifies how such admission requirements were met.

Students who hold a degree leading to licensure/ registration in a health science discipline at the baccalaureate level or above with an earned cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0, or who hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency with an earned grade point average of at least 3.25 on a scale of 4.0, may be admitted to the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program upon presenting evidence that their academic preparation substantially meets the requirements for admission.

The admission guidelines are effective for students applying to the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program during the January 2013 and May 2013 terms.

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Admission Guidelines (Effective Beginning September 2013)

Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs will consider for admission students whose goals, abilities and character are consistent with our mission. Applicants must have completed the equivalent of at least three academic years of undergraduate study applicable toward a baccalaureate degree (90 semester hours) at an institution(s) accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or an equivalent foreign agency with a GPA for these 90 hours of not less than 3.0 on a 4.0 grade scale. The 90 hours must include a minimum of 24 semester hours in life and physical science courses, of which half the courses must have a substantive laboratory component and with a minimum GPA in those classes of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 grade scale.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum 24 semester hours in life and physical science courses or whose GPA for 90 semester hours falls below a 3.0 on a 4.0 grade scale may be considered for the alternate admission track. No student will be considered for admission who has completed fewer than 90 semester hours and/or has a GPA for these 90 hours of less than 2.75 on a 4.0 grade scale.

The recommended coursework provides crucial preparation and background necessary for success in the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program and ensures Logan graduates are academically prepared and able to practice in all 50 states. Logan strongly recommends the 24 semester hours of life and physical science courses include:

  • Six semester hours of Biological Sciences:  the Biological Sciences requirement should include one or more courses in the biological sciences with unduplicated content, of which one should include pertinent laboratory experience.  
  • 12 semester hours of Chemistry:  the Chemistry requirement should include three semester hours of general or inorganic chemistry and at least six hours of organic chemistry and/or biochemistry course with unduplicated content. At least six hours of the chemistry courses should include pertinent laboratory experience.
  • Six semester hours of Physics:  the Physics requirement should include either one or more physics courses with unduplicated content (of which one must include a pertinent laboratory experiences, or three semester hours in physics (with laboratory) and three semester hours in courses that have a physical science component such as biomechanics, kinesiology or exercise physiology.

In addition to the science coursework, Logan expects an applicant’s undergraduate preparation to include a well-rounded general education program. This recommended coursework includes:

  • 6 semester hours in English Language and Communication Skills
  • 3 semester hours in General Psychology
  • 15 semester hours in Social Sciences/Humanities

Applicants may be admitted who do not have the recommended coursework by Logan. They will be required to sign an acknowledgement they may not be eligible for licensure in all 50 states.

Applicants are responsible for remaining knowledgeable of individual state requirements for licensure.  The most current information about specific state licensure requirements is available on the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board’s website, www.fclb.org/Boards.

In the event an institution’s transcript does not combine laboratory and lecture grades for a single course grade, Logan may calculate a weighted average of those grades to establish the grade in the course.

Please Note:  The prerequisites for those Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program applicants wishing to earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology or in Life Science are different.  See the descriptions of the Bachelor of Science Degrees for specific details.

For applicants who fall short of the 90 hours and/or fall short of the 24 semester hours of life and physical sciences, Logan offers Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics and other science coursework in an accelerated format online and on-campus. General education courses are also available. Applicants can complete the coursework in as little as one trimester. Please see the description of the Accelerated Science Program (ASP) for specific details.

Competencies for Admission/Enrollment

The following are physical qualifications that are essential to successful participation in the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program at Logan. All students admitted to the program must be able to meet the following physical qualifications, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Physical and mental abilities that provide for successful participation and completion of the standard chiropractic curriculum;
  • An auditory sense with or without accommodation sufficient to record patient history and patient interrogations and provide for routine patient safety, services, and other auditory instrumentation;
  • A visual sense with or without accommodation sufficient for reading radiographs and identification of histological, cytological, microbiological and pathological structures through microscopy;
  • Tactile perceptiveness as it relates to diagnosis and treatment of human ailments;
  • Manual dexterity in order to perform within the laboratory settings of the basic, clinical, and chiropractic sciences;
  • The physical strength and coordination to perform the common chiropractic manipulative techniques;
  • The physical strength and coordination of the extremities necessary to apply chiropractic adjustive procedures common to the competent practice of chiropractic; and
  • Mental abilities sufficient to foster the development of the doctor/patient relationship in a manner that allows for the professionally effective and ethical healthcare delivery.

This overview is merely a general description of the detailed competencies. A detailed listing is contained in the CCE Standards for Doctor of Chiropractic Programs and Requirements for Institutional Status. A copy may be obtained from Logan’s Learning Resources Center.

Application Procedure

Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs enrolls three Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program classes each year in September, January and May. We recommend students apply at least three months prior to the term in which they plan to enroll.

Application for Admission
Apply online! Application review for each academic term occurs on a rolling basis. A non-refundable $50 application fee is due at the time of application and can be paid online as part of the application process.

Academic Credentials
Applicants are required to request and submit official academic transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended. Transcripts should be sent to:

Office of Admissions
Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs
1851 Schoettler Rd.
P.O. Box 1065
Chesterfield, MO  63006

Supporting Materials
Each applicant is also required to submit two (2) separate recommendations (not relatives):

  1. A letter of recommendation or completed Logan reference form completed by a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. Download the Logan reference form and email it to admissionsreference@logan.edu. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you are unable to obtain a recommendation from a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic.
  2. A letter of recommendation or completed Logan reference from a person who, by virtue of their occupation or credentials, would be considered a judge of an applicant’s professional potential. Download the Logan reference form and email it to admissionsreference@logan.edu.

Interview
A personal interview with the Director of Admissions is required for all applicants. Interviews are conducted on campus, but alternate arrangements may be made in some circumstances.

Application Screening and Review   

Applications for admission are reviewed by the Admissions Committee on a rolling basis. In order to be considered for admission, students must at least meet and/or exceed the minimum academic requirements. Possible actions of the Admissions Committee are as follows:

  • Full Admission: The applicant meets and/or exceeds all requirements for admission to the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program, AND the Office of Admissions has received all required academic credentials and supporting materials.
  • Conditional Admission: The applicant has been accepted pending completion of all admissions requirements and submission of academic credentials and supporting materials. A Conditionally Admitted student may enroll in the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program and begin coursework. Any and all remaining required academic credentials and supporting materials must be received within 30 calendar days from the start of the trimester. Students will be removed from the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program if required materials are not received within 30 calendar days from the beginning of the trimester. Financial aid cannot be dispersed to Conditionally Admitted students.
  • Denial: Applicants for admission who do not meet and/or exceed the minimum academic requirements will be denied admission.

Tuition Deposit and Payment
Applicants who are granted Full Admission or Conditional Admission may reserve their place in the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program class by submitting a non-refundable $300 tuition deposit. The deposit may be paid online or by check and goes toward the student’s first trimester’s tuition.

International Student Application Requirements

An international student seeking admission to Logan must provide the following documentation in addition to other admission requirements:

  1. Proficiency in English. TOEFL scores of 500 or better on paper-based exams or 79 on the iBT® Test are acceptable. A break-down of the subscores for the iBT Test are below:
  Writing 18
  Listening 21
  Reading 21
  Speaking 19

As an alternative to TOEFL, iELTS scores of 6.5 or better are also accepted.

  • If you are seeking university-level transfer credit for courses completed at an institution outside of the U.S. you must have your transcript evaluated by an accredited service such as WES.
  • Submit evidence of having financial resources or funding commitment to complete a minimum of one year (12 months) of education.
  • Submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office for evaluation. It is sometimes necessary to utilize an outside evaluating agency in which case, the official evaluation by that agency should be sent in lieu of the original transcripts. Have the transcript(s) sent to Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs, Office of Admissions at 1851 Schoettler Road, P.O. Box 1065, Chesterfield, MO 63006-1065
  • Evidence of meeting all applicable legal requirements for study in the United States. It is recommended that the applicant submit all records at least six months prior to the requested date of matriculation.

Transfer Student Application

A student currently enrolled in a health sciences first professional or graduate degree program who wishes to transfer to Logan must meet all of the standard requirements for admission and follow all of the standard application procedures.

Registration and Orientation

New Trimester 1 students register during orientation. All other students are pre-registered during the last four weeks of the prior trimester. Registration is complete when all financial, academic and professional requirements have been met, at which time the student may attend assigned classes. Failure to register may result in added fees or denial to attend class. Questions regarding registration should be directed to either the Office of the Registrar or the Vice President of Enrollment Management.

New Trimester 1 students are required to participate in an orientation program the day before classes begin. Students meet faculty, administration and Student Doctors’ Council representatives for an introduction to Logan’s facilities, educational programs, policies and completion of necessary paperwork. Questions about orientation can be directed to the Vice President of Enrollment Management.

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program Requirements

Only students who have satisfied all of the following requirements are eligible to receive a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs.

  1. The student must be in good academic standing and must have completed satisfactorily the required course of study as presented at Logan, which consists of 10 trimesters or its equivalent.
  2. The student must have completed a minimum residence of three trimesters of full time enrollment in Logan’s Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program including the eighth, ninth and tenth trimester Health Center practica, and not less than the final 25 percent of the total credits required for the degree.
  3. The student must have demonstrated satisfactory professional ethics and moral conduct in all phases of student life.
  4. In the course of normal progression through the academic program, all students are required to demonstrate appropriate levels of knowledge and competence. These demonstrations occur at the beginning of Trimester 7, with the Competency Board Examination. Representative topics from all areas of the curriculum are evaluated through various written and practical examinations. Students demonstrate their mastery of diagnostic and clinical procedures in an “Objective Structured Clinical Examination” format.
  5. The student must have attained the age of 21 years.
  6. The student must have discharged all financial indebtedness to Logan and received clearance from all departments.
  7. The student must participate in the graduation ceremony. Exceptions to this requirement may be granted only by the Office of the President.

In addition to meeting the required academic and personal standards of Logan, students are expected to participate in special programs, such as all-school assemblies and convocations, presented by the College to expand and enhance the students’ educational experience. Students are also advised to take Parts I, II, III and IV of the examinations given by the National Board of Examiners. All parts of the examination are administered semi-annually on the Logan campus.

Requirements for Licensure for the Doctor of Chiropractic

Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs makes every reasonable effort to qualify its students to sit for all state licensing examinations, but makes no assurance that any graduate will be qualified to take the licensing examination in any particular state or to pass such examination.

State licensing laws and Boards of Examiners’ administrative rules and regulations experience periodic changes. Therefore, each candidate desiring to pursue the professional program offered by Logan is responsible to ascertain all information relative to his or her qualifications to practice in any jurisdiction that he or she selects. The Board of Trustees, officers and faculty cannot be held responsible in this regard. Each licensing board has different requirements. In general, a licensing board may require all or part of the following to be eligible to practice:

 

  • Proof of graduation from a recognized college of chiropractic.
  • Passage of Parts I, II, III and IV of National Board of Chiropractic Examination.
  • Passage of state board examinations (usually jurisprudence) and proof of professional conduct.
  • Passage of other exams that are required by certain states.

Current files and requirements are maintained in the Learning Resources Center and the Office of the Registrar. A student should review these files and information received directly from the applicable state’s Chiropractic Board for changes before applying to a particular licensing board.

Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation

Admission Requirements

  1. An applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. If the baccalaureate degree was earned at an unaccredited institution, an accredited post-baccalaureate degree is an acceptable alternative.
  2. All applicants must request that an official transcript be sent directly to Logan from the institution awarding the qualifying entrance degree. If the applicant attended multiple institutions, an official transcript must be sent from each institution attended directly to Logan.
  3. An applicant must present a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from the qualifying entrance degree.
  4. An applicant must complete the following prerequisite coursework from an accredited institution with grades of “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better in each.
  • Six credit hours of biological science
  • Six credit hours of chemistry
  • Three credit hours of physics and three additional credit hours of either physics, kinesiology, exercise science, biomechanics or statistics
  • Three credit hours of college level math
  1. An applicant must have passed Part I (a score of 375 or higher on all six subject areas) on the National Board of Chiropractic Examination OR have a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 283 (combined verbal and quantitative). The previous minimum qualifying score of 750 (combined verbal and quantitative) will continue to be accepted by applicants who took the exam prior to September 2011 and provide documentation. The GRE score of 750 will be accepted in documentation for up to five years (until September of 2016). GRE information can be found at www.ets.org.
  2. An applicant must present evidence of current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification or earn certification prior to the first practicum.
  3. An applicant must submit a completed application form and application fee.
  4. An applicant must submit contact information for three references including current name, address, phone number and email address.
  5. An applicant is required to have a personal interview either face-to-face or via telephone.

Application Procedure

Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs enrolls three Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation classes each year in September, January and May. We recommend students apply at least three months prior to the term in which they plan to enroll.

Application for Admission
Apply online! Application review for each academic term occurs on a rolling basis. A non-refundable $50 application fee is due at the time of application and can be paid online as part of the application process.

Academic Credentials
Applicants are required to request and submit official academic transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended. Transcripts should be sent to:

Office of Admissions
Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs
1851 Schoettler Rd.
P.O. Box 1065
Chesterfield, MO  63006

Supporting Materials
Each applicant is also required to submit two (2) separate references (not related):

  • Two (2) letters of reference or completed Logan reference forms from persons who, by virtue of their occupation or credentials, would be considered a judge of an applicant’s professional potential. Download the Logan reference form and email it to admissionsreference@logan.edu.

Interview
A personal interview is required for all applicants. Arrangements for an interview can be made by contacting the Office of Admissions. Interviews are conducted on campus or by phone.

Application Screening and Review
Applications for admission are reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee on a rolling basis. In order to be considered for admission, students must at least meet and/or exceed the minimum academic requirements. Possible actions of the Graduate Admissions Committee are as follows:

  • Full Admission: The applicant meets and/or exceeds all requirements for admission to the Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, AND the Office of Admissions has received all required academic credentials and supporting materials.
  • Conditional Admission: The applicant has been accepted pending completion of all admissions requirements and submission of academic credentials and supporting materials. A Conditionally Admitted student may enroll in the Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and begin coursework. Any and all remaining required academic credentials and supporting materials must be received within 30 calendar days from the start of the trimester. Students will be removed from the Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation if required materials are not received within 30 calendar days from the beginning of the trimester. Financial aid cannot be dispersed to Conditionally Admitted students.
  • Denial: Applicants for admission who do not meet and/or exceed the minimum academic requirements will be denied admission.

Tuition Deposit and Payment
Applicants who are granted Full Admission or Conditional Admission may reserve their place in the Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation by submitting a non-refundable $300 tuition deposit. The deposit may be paid online or by check and goes toward the student’s first trimester’s tuition. Current students enrolled in the dual Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation in good standing who are conditionally or fully admitted to one of the master’s programs are not required to submit a tuition deposit.

International Student Application

An international student seeking admission to Logan must provide the following documentation in addition to other admission requirements:

  1. Proficiency in English. TOEFL scores of 500 or better on paper-based exams or 79 on the iBT® Test are acceptable. A break-down of the subscores for the iBT Test are below:
  Writing 18
  Listening 21
  Reading 21
  Speaking 19

As an alternative to TOEFL, iELTS scores of 6.5 or better are also accepted.

  1. If you are seeking university-level transfer credit for courses completed at an institution outside of the U.S., you must have your transcript evaluated by an accredited service such as WES.
  2. Submit evidence of having financial resources or funding commitment to complete a minimum of one year (12 months) of education.
  3. Submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office for evaluation. It is sometimes necessary to utilize an outside evaluating agency in which case, the official evaluation by that agency should be sent in lieu of the original transcripts. Have the transcript(s) sent to Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs, Office of Admissions at 1851 Schoettler Road, P.O. Box 1065, Chesterfield, MO 63006-1065.
  4. Evidence of meeting all applicable legal requirements for study in the United States. It is recommended that the applicant submit all records at least six months prior to the requested date of matriculation.

Non-Degree Seeking Status

  1. An individual may apply for acceptance as Non-Degree Seeking. Normally such an individual wishes to take a limited number of graduate courses for personal enrichment or wishes to explore first-hand the flavor of the graduate program. Course pre-requisites as well as program pre-requisites for the Master of Science Degree Program apply for each course taken. An individual accepted as Non- Degree Seeking may subsequently apply for acceptance as a Degree-Seeking Candidate once all program admission requirements have been met. If qualified, a student may change status from Non-Degree Seeking status to Degree-Seeking status within the 10-day Add/ Drop period at the start of each trimester.
  2. A Non-Degree Seeking student must have a qualifying degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. He/she is not eligible for financial aid and is restricted to taking no more than six hours in the graduate program.

For Non-Degree Seeking students in the Sports Science and Rehabilitation program, these six hours must be selected from the following:

  • Psychology of the Athlete (2 credits);
  • Anatomy of Human Motion Lecture (3 credits);
  • Anatomy of Human Motion Prosection (1 credit).

Registration and Orientation

  1. On-Campus Students. The registration process for new students is completed through mail or in person with a master’s academic advisor prior to the first day of class. Returning Master of Science students pre-register with an academic advisor during the last four weeks of the prior trimester. Registration is complete when all financial, academic and professional requirements have been met, at which time the student may attend assigned classes. Failure to register may result in added fees or denial to attend class. Questions regarding registration should be directed to a master’s degree academic advisor.

All new Master of Science students are required to participate in an orientation program the day before classes begin. Students meet faculty, administration and Student Doctors’ Council representatives for an introduction to Logan’s facilities, educational programs, policies and completion of necessary paperwork. If a new Master of Science student is concurrently enrolled in another Logan program, attendance at orientation is not required.

  1. Hybrid Online Students. The registration process for new students is completed through electronic or regular mail or in person with a Master of Science Degree academic advisor prior to the first day of class. Returning Master of Science students pre-register with an academic advisor during the last four weeks of the prior trimester. Registration is complete when all financial, academic and professional requirements have been met, at which time the student may attend assigned classes. Failure to register may result in added fees or denial to attend class. Questions regarding registration should be directed to a master’s degree academic advisor.

    All new students are required to participate in one “Live Webcast Student Orientation/Demonstration” course that is offered at four different times in advance of the first day of the term and must be completed prior to the first day of the term.
     
  2. Concurrent Doctor of Chiropractic/Master of Science Students. The registration process for new students is completed through mail or in person with a master’s academic advisor prior to the first day of class. Returning Doctor of Chiropractic/Master of Science students pre-register with an academic advisor during the last four weeks of the prior trimester. Registration is complete when all financial, academic and professional requirements have been met, at which time the student may attend assigned classes. Failure to register may result in added fees or denial to attend class. Questions regarding registration should be directed to a master’s degree academic advisor.

    If a new Doctor of Chiropractic/Master of Science student is concurrently enrolled in another program, attendance at orientation is not required. However, students taking an online course are required to complete the “Live Webcast Student Orientation/Demonstration” course offered at four different times in advance of the first day of the term and must be completed prior to the first day of the term.

Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation Degree Comprehensive Examination

As part of the degree requirements, a student must complete satisfactorily a comprehensive examination that covers all didactic information presented in the degree program. This examination will be scheduled by the student’s advisor no earlier than the end of the trimester the student completes all didactic coursework, but prior to registering for their internship. Students are encouraged to take the examination as soon as they become eligible. A student need not be registered in coursework to take the examination.

There is a $100 fee to take the examination. A study guide is available and a student must achieve at least a 70 percent score to pass the examination.

The student can take the examination either on campus or online. A student wishing to take the examination online must secure the approval of a master’s degree academic advisor at least one week prior to taking the examination. Upon notice, the Web-Based Education Department will email the student login information and provide technical assistance if needed. The Web-Based Education Department will provide the student’s academic advisor the results of the examination.

Additional information is available from a master’s degree academic advisor.

Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance

Admission Requirements

  1. An applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. If the baccalaureate degree was earned at an unaccredited institution, an accredited post baccalaureate degree is an acceptable alternative.
  2. All applicants must request that an official transcript be sent directly to Logan from the institution awarding the qualifying entrance degree. If the applicant attended multiple institutions, an official transcript must be sent from each institution attended directly to Logan.
  3. An applicant must present a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from the qualifying entrance degree.
  4. An applicant must complete the following prerequisite course work from an accredited institution with grades of “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better in each.
  • Six credit hours of human anatomy and physiology with a minimum of two credit hours in each subject.
  • Four credit hours of biochemistry (organic chemistry with at least one laboratory may be substituted).
  • Three credit hours of college level math.
  1. An applicant must have passed Part I (a score of 375 or higher on all six subject areas) on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners OR have a 283 composite score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Verbal and Quantitative sections. The previous minimum qualifying score of 750 (combined verbal and quantitative) will continue to be accepted by applicants who took the exam prior to September 2011 and provide documentation. The GRE score of 750 will be accepted in documentation for up to 5 years (until September of 2016). GRE information can be found at www.ets.org.
  2. An applicant must submit a completed application form and application fee.
  3. An applicant must submit contact information for three references including current name, address, phone number and email address.
  4. An applicant is required to have a personal interview either face-to-face or via telephone.

Application Procedure

Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs enrolls three Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance classes each year in September, January and May. We recommend students apply at least three months prior to the term in which they plan to enroll.

Application for Admission
Apply online! Application review for each academic term occurs on a rolling basis. A non-refundable $50 application fee is due at the time of application and can be paid online as part of the application process.

Academic Credentials
Applicants are required to request and submit official academic transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended. Transcripts should be sent to:
Office of Admissions
Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs
1851 Schoettler Rd.
P.O. Box 1065
Chesterfield, MO  63006

Supporting Materials
Each applicant is also required to submit two (2) separate references (not related):

  • Two (2) letters of reference or completed Logan reference forms from persons who, by virtue of their occupation or credentials, would be considered a judge of an applicant’s professional potential. Download the Logan reference form and email it to admissionsreference@logan.edu.

Interview
A personal interview is required for all applicants. Arrangements for an interview can be made by contacting the Office of Admissions. Interviews are conducted on campus or by phone.

Application Screening and Review

Applications for admission are reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee on a rolling basis. In order to be considered for admission, students must at least meet and/or exceed the minimum academic requirements. Possible actions of the Graduate Admissions Committee are as follows: 

  • Full Admission: The applicant meets and/or exceeds all requirements for admission to the Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance, AND the Office of Admissions has received all required academic credentials and supporting materials.
  • Conditional Admission: The applicant has been accepted pending completion of all admissions requirements and submission of academic credentials and supporting materials. A Conditionally Admitted student may enroll in the Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance and begin coursework. Any and all remaining required academic credentials and supporting materials must be received within 30 calendar days from the start of the trimester. Students will be removed from the Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance if required materials are not received within 30 calendar days from the beginning of the trimester. Financial aid cannot be dispersed to Conditionally Admitted students.
  • Denial: Applicants for admission who do not meet and/or exceed the minimum academic requirements will be denied admission.

Tuition Deposit and Payment
Applicants who are granted Full Admission or Conditional Admission may reserve their place in the Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance by submitting a non-refundable $300 tuition deposit. The deposit may be paid online or by check and goes toward the student’s first trimester’s tuition. Current students enrolled in the dual Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance in good standing who are conditionally or fully admitted to one of the master’s programs are not required to submit a tuition deposit.

International Student Application

An international student seeking admission to Logan must provide the following documentation in addition to other admission requirements:

  1. Proficiency in English. TOEFL scores of 500 or better on paper-based exams or 79 on the iBT® Test are acceptable. A break-down of the subscores for the iBT Test are below:
  Writing 18
  Listening 21
  Reading 21
  Speaking 19
  • As an alternative to TOEFL, iELTS scores of 6.5 or better are also accepted.
  1. If you are seeking university-level transfer credit for courses completed at an institution outside of the U.S., you must have your transcript evaluated by an accredited service such as WES.
  2. Submit evidence of having financial resources or funding commitment to complete a minimum of one year (12 months) of education.
  3. Submit official transcripts to the Admissions Office for evaluation. It is sometimes necessary to utilize an outside evaluating agency in which case, the official evaluation by that agency should be sent in lieu of the original transcripts. Have the transcript(s) sent to Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs, Office of Admissions at 1851 Schoettler Road, P.O. Box 1065, Chesterfield, MO 63006-1065.
  4. Evidence of meeting all applicable legal requirements for study in the United States. It is recommended that the applicant submit all records at least six months prior to the requested date of matriculation.

Non-Degree Seeking Status

  1. An individual may apply for acceptance as Non-Degree Seeking. Normally such an individual wishes to take a limited number of graduate courses for personal enrichment or wishes to explore first-hand the flavor of the graduate program. Course pre-requisites as well as program pre-requisites for the Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance Degree apply for each course taken. An individual accepted as Non-Degree Seeking may subsequently apply for acceptance as a Degree-Seeking Candidate once all program admission requirements have been met. If qualified, a student may change status from Non-Degree Seeking status to Degree-Seeking status within the ten day Add/ Drop period at the start of each trimester.
  2. A Non-Degree Seeking student must have a qualifying degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. He/she is not eligible for financial aid and is restricted to taking no more than six hours in the graduate program.

For Non-Degree Seeking students in the Nutrition and Human Performance program, these six hours must be selected from the following:

  • Fundamentals of Nutrition (2 credits)
  • Nutrition and Physical Performance (3 credits)
  • Survey of Natural Therapies (3 credits)

Registration and Orientation

  1. On-Campus Students. The registration process for new students is completed through mail or in person with a master’s academic advisor prior to the first day of class. Returning Master of Science students pre-register with an academic advisor during the last four weeks of the prior trimester. Registration is complete when all financial, academic and professional requirements have been met, at which time the student may attend assigned classes. Failure to register may result in added fees or denial to attend class. Questions regarding registration should be directed to a master’s degree academic advisor.

    All new Master of Science students are required to participate in an orientation program the day before classes begin. Students meet faculty, administration and Student Doctors’ Council representatives for an introduction to Logan’s facilities, educational programs, policies and completion of necessary paperwork. If a new Master of Science student is concurrently enrolled in another Logan program, attendance at orientation is not required.
     
  2. Online Students. The registration process for new students is completed through electronic or regular mail or in person with a Master of Science Degree academic advisor prior to the first day of class. Returning Master of Science students pre-register with an academic advisor during the last four weeks of the prior trimester. Registration is complete when all financial, academic and professional requirements have been met, at which time the student may attend assigned classes. Failure to register may result in added fees or denial to attend class. Questions regarding registration should be directed to a master’s degree academic advisor.

    All new students are required to participate in one “Live Webcast Student Orientation/Demonstration” course that is offered at four different times in advance of the first day of the term and must be completed prior to the first day of the term.
     
  3. Concurrent Doctor of Chiropractic/Master of Science Students. The registration process for new students is completed through mail or in person with a master’s academic advisor prior to the first day of class. Returning Doctor of Chiropractic/Master of Science students pre-register with an academic advisor during the last four weeks of the prior trimester. Registration is complete when all financial, academic and professional requirements have been met, at which time the student may attend assigned classes. Failure to register may result in added fees or denial to attend class. Questions regarding registration should be directed to a master’s degree academic advisor.

    If a new Doctor of Chiropractic/Master of Science student is concurrently enrolled in another program, attendance at orientation is not required. However, students taking an online course are required to complete the “Live Webcast Student Orientation/Demonstration” course offered at four different times in advance of the first day of the term and must be completed prior to the first day of the term.

Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance Comprehensive Examination

As part of the degree requirements, a student must complete satisfactorily a comprehensive examination that covers all didactic information presented in the degree program. This examination will be scheduled by the student’s advisor no earlier than the end of the trimester the student completes all didactic coursework, but prior to registering for their internship or thesis.

Students are encouraged to take the examination as soon as they become eligible. A student need not be registered in coursework to take the examination. There is a $100 fee to take the examination. A study guide is available and a student must achieve at least a 70 percent score to pass the examination.

The student can take the examination either on campus or online. A student wishing to take the examination online must secure the approval of a Master’s degree academic advisor at least one week prior to taking the examination. Upon notice, the Web-Based Education Department will e-mail the student login information and provide technical assistance if needed. The Web- Based Education Department will provide the student’s academic advisor the results of the examination.

Additional information is available from a master’s degree academic advisor. 

Master of Science Degree Requirements (Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance)

Only students who have satisfied all of the following requirements are eligible to receive a Master of Science Degree from Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs.

  1. The student must be in good academic standing and must have completed satisfactorily the required course of study as presented at Logan.
  2. The student must have completed satisfactorily the comprehensive examination.
  3. The student must have demonstrated satisfactory professional ethics and moral conduct in all phases of student life.
  4. The student must have discharged all financial indebtedness to Logan and must have received clearance from all departments.

In addition to meeting the required academic and personal standards of Logan, students are expected to participate in special programs, such as all-school assemblies and convocations, presented by Logan to expand and enhance the students’ educational experience.

Bachelor of Science Degrees in Human Biology/Life Science

Admission Requirements

Students applying for a Bachelor of Science Degree should have a minimum of 30 semester hours taken at a regionally accredited college or university.

Evaluation of previously earned course credits is done at the time of application. Coursework taken from other institutions with an earned grade below “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) is not transferable to the undergraduate program. Separate grades earned for a lecture course and its corresponding laboratory may be averaged. All prerequisite coursework must be successfully completed prior to entrance into the degree major coursework.

Prerequisite Coursework Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology

General Studies
  • Psychology 3 Credit(s)
  • English 6 Credit(s)
  • Social Science 9 Credit(s)
  • Humanities 6 Credit(s)
General Science*
  • Biology I 4 Credit(s)
  • Biology II 4 Credit(s)
  • General Chemistry 4 Credit(s)
  • General Chemistry II 4 Credit(s)
  • Organic Chemistry I 4 Credit(s)
  • Organic Chemistry II 4 Credit(s)
  • Physics I 4 Credit(s)
  • Physics II 4 Credit(s)
  • College Algebra 3 Credit(s)

*Each of the prerequisite science courses except College Algebra must have an accompanying laboratory experience.

Bachelor of Science in Life Science

General Studies
  • Psychology 3 Credit(s)
  • English 6 Credit(s)
  • Social Science and/or Humanities 15 Credit(s)
  • Elective 3 Credit(s)
General Sciences
  • Biological Science and associated labs 6 Credit(s)
  • General Chemistry 3 Credit(s)
  • Organic Chemistry and/or Biochemistry 6 Credit(s)
  • Additional Chemistry 3 Credit(s)
    (Two of the above chemistry courses must include an associated lab each) 
  • Physics and associated lab 3 Credit(s)
  • Physics, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Statistics, or Exercise Science (no lab required) 3 Credit(s)
  • College Math 3 Credit(s)

Competencies for Admission/Enrollment

The following are physical qualifications that are essential to successful participation in the Bachelor of Science Degree Program at Logan. All students admitted to the program must be able to meet the following physical qualifications, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  1. Physical and mental abilities that provide for successful participation and completion of the standard curriculum

Numbers 2-7 below pertain to students pursuing joint Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Chiropractic Degrees.

  1.  An auditory sense with or without accommodation sufficient to record patient history and patient interrogations and provide for routine patient safety, services, and other auditory instrumentation;
  2. A visual sense with or without accommodation sufficient for reading radiographs and identification of histological, cytological, microbiological, and pathological structures through microscopy;
  3. Tactile perceptiveness as it relates to diagnosis and treatment of human ailments;
  4. Manual dexterity in order to perform within the laboratory settings of the basic, clinical, and chiropractic sciences;
  5. The physical strength and coordination to perform the common chiropractic manipulative techniques; and
  6. The physical strength and coordination of the extremities necessary to apply chiropractic adjustive procedures common to the competent practice of chiropractic. 

This overview is merely a general description of the detailed competencies. A detailed listing is contained in the CCE Standards for Doctor of Chiropractic Programs and Requirements for Institutional Status. A copy may be obtained from Logan’s Learning Resources Center.

Application Procedure

Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs enrolls three bachelor’s degree classes each year in January, May and September. We recommend students apply at least three months prior to the term in which they plan to enroll.

Application for Admission
Apply online! Application review for each academic term occurs on a rolling basis. A non-refundable $50 application fee is due at the time of application and can be paid online.

Application for the baccalaureate degrees is separate from the application for the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, but can be accomplished simultaneously.

Admissions Requirements
Students applying for either of the bachelor’s degrees should have a minimum of 30 semester hours. Applicants must have earned at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Evaluation of previously earned hours is done at the time of application. Coursework taken from other institutions with an earned grade below ‘C’ (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) is not transferrable to the bachelor’s degree program.

Academic Credentials
Applicants are required to request and submit official academic transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended. Transcripts should be sent to:

Office of Admissions
Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs
1851 Schoettler Rd.
Chesterfield, MO  63107

NOTE: Students who have fewer than 60 college semester hours may be required to submit high school transcripts. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Application Screening and Review
Applications for Admission are reviewed by the Admissions Committee on a rolling basis. In order to be considered for admission, students must at least meet and/or exceed the minimum academic requirements. Possible actions of the Admissions Committee are as follows:

 Full Admission: The applicant meets and/or exceeds all requirements for admission to the bachelor’s degree program, AND the Office of Admissions has received all required academic credentials and supporting materials.

Conditional Admission: The applicant has been accepted pending completion of all admissions requirements and submission of academic credentials and supporting materials. A Conditionally Admitted student may enroll in the degree program and begin coursework. Any and all remaining required academic credentials and supporting materials must be received within 30 calendar days from the start of the trimester. Students will be removed from the Bachelor of Science Degree Program if required materials are not received within 30 calendar days from the beginning of the trimester. Financial aid cannot be dispersed to Conditionally Admitted students. 

Denial: Applicants for admission who do not meet and/or exceed the minimum academic requirements will be denied admission. 

International Student Application Requirements

An international student seeking admission to Logan must provide the following documentation in addition to other admission requirements:

  1. Proficiency in English. TOEFL scores of 500 or better on paper-based exams or 79 on the iBT® Test are acceptable. A break-down of the subscores for the iBT Test are below:
  Writing 18
  Listening 21
  Reading 21
  Speaking 19

As an alternative to TOEFL, iELTS scores of 6.5 or better are also accepted.

  1. If you are seeking university-level transfer credit for courses completed at an institution outside of the U.S., you must have your transcript evaluated by an accredited service such as WES.
  2. Submit evidence of having financial resources or funding commitment to complete a minimum of one year (12 months) of education.
  3. Submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions for evaluation. It is sometimes necessary to utilize an outside evaluating agency in which case, the official evaluation by that agency should be sent in lieu of the original transcripts. Have the transcript(s) sent to Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs, Office of Admissions, 1851 Schoettler Road, P.O. Box 1065, Chesterfield, MO 63006.
  4. Evidence of meeting all applicable legal requirements for study in the United States. It is recommended that the applicant submit all records at least six months prior to the requested date of matriculation.

Registration and Orientation

The initial registration process for new students is completed through mail or in person in the Office of Admissions prior to the first day of class. Returning undergraduate students are pre-registered during the last four weeks of the prior trimester. Registration is complete when all financial, academic and professional requirements have been met, at which time the student may attend assigned classes. Failure to register may result in added fees or denial to attend class. Questions regarding registration should be directed to either the Office of the Registrar or the Vice President of Enrollment Management.

All new undergraduate students are required to participate in an orientation program the day before classes begin. Students meet faculty, administration and Student Doctors’ Council representatives for an introduction to the facilities, educational programs, policies and completion of necessary paperwork.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Only students who have satisfied all of the following requirements are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree from Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs.

  • The student must be in good academic standing and must have completed satisfactorily the required course of study as presented at Logan.
  • The student must have completed a minimum residency of three trimesters of full-time enrollment at Logan.
  • Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Human Biology Degree must have earned at least 75 percent of the required major credits at Logan.
  • The student must have demonstrated satisfactory professional ethics and moral conduct in all phases of student life.
  • The student must have discharged all financial indebtedness to Logan and must have received clearance from all departments.

In addition to meeting the required academic and personal standards of Logan, students are expected to participate in special programs, such as all-school assemblies and convocations, presented by the University to expand and enhance the students’ educational experience.

Transfer of Credits/Advanced Standing/Proficiency Examinations

Transfer credit is defined as credit awarded for coursework successfully completed at another accredited institution and not requiring evidence of proficiency by examination. Such coursework is typically equivalent in terms of credit hours, course content and depth of instruction to Logan coursework.

The awarding of advanced standing credit is a privilege granted by Logan to qualified students to demonstrate their knowledge in coursework that does not qualify for transfer credit.

Consideration for transfer or advanced standing credit is initiated normally by an academic advisor during the initial review of applicant files. At the same time, applicants and Trimester I students are also strongly encouraged to contact an academic advisor as soon as possible with any questions they may have regarding transfer or advanced standing credit. Requests for transfer or advanced standing credit must be received within the first 30 days following the date of matriculation.

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program

Transfer Credit

The following considerations apply to the awarding of transfer credit into the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program.

  • Coursework used for prerequisite credits for admission to the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program may not also be considered for transfer credit into the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program.
  • The program or institution where the credits were earned must be acceptable to the Admissions Committee.
  • The applicant must meet Logan’s admissions requirements that were in force on the date the applicant originally enrolled in the program from which the transfer is being sought.
  • Credits considered for transfer must have been awarded for courses taken in a CCE-accredited doctor of chiropractic degree program, or in a program accredited as a first professional degree in one of the health sciences by another nationally recognized accrediting agency, or in a graduate program in an academic discipline closely related to the health sciences offered by an institution that is recognized by a national accrediting agency.
  • Only credits recorded on an official transcript of the issuing institution with an equivalent grade of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or better may be considered for transfer.
  • To be considered for transfer, credits must be equivalent in terms of credit hours, course content and depth of instruction. Students may be required to submit appropriate course syllabi and/or college catalogs in order for Logan to make these determinations. Once made by Logan, these determinations are final.
  • To be considered for transfer, credits must have been awarded within five years of the date of admission to Logan, except that at its option, Logan may accept older credits if the applicant holds an earned doctorate in one of the health sciences (MD, DO, DDS, DPM) or a graduate degree in an academic discipline closely related to the health sciences.
  • Coursework taken at institutions outside the United States may not be considered for transfer credit, but the student may apply for advanced standing (see below).
  • Outpatient clinic requirements may not be accepted in transfer.
  • A student may transfer no more than 75 percent of the total degree requirements to Logan, and a student must spend the final calendar year of the degree program in residence at Logan.
  • Master’s level coursework taken by a Logan Master of Science student may only be considered for advanced standing credit.
  • Life experience may not be considered for transfer credit.
  • Requests for transfer credit must be received no later than 30 days after the date of matriculation. Thereafter, transfer credit will not be considered.
  • ·       Transfer work may be accepted to fulfill degree requirements at Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs. However, grades associated with transfer courses are not used in the calculation of the Logan GPA

Advanced Standing

The following considerations apply to the awarding of advanced standing credit into the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program.

  • Coursework used for prerequisite credits for admission to the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program may not also be considered for advanced standing credit in the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program.
  • Credits considered for advanced standing must have been awarded for courses taken in a CCE-accredited doctor of chiropractic degree program, or in a program accredited as a first professional degree in one of the health sciences by another nationally recognized accrediting agency, or in a graduate program in an academic discipline closely related to the health sciences offered by an institution that is recognized by a national accrediting agency. Coursework taken at the undergraduate 300 or 400 level may be eligible for advanced standing consideration if the awarding institution states in writing that the coursework is eligible for graduate level credit.
  • Only credits recorded on an official transcript of the issuing institution with an equivalent grade of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or better may be considered for advanced standing.
  • Appropriate first professional or graduate coursework that was taken more than five years prior to admission to Logan’s Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program may be considered for advanced standing credit.
  • Coursework that is similar, but not equivalent, in terms of credit hours, course content, and depth of instruction to Logan courses may be considered for advanced standing credit. Relevant coursework less than half the credit value of Logan coursework may not be considered for advanced standing credit. Students may be required to submit appropriate course syllabi and/or college catalogs.
  • Appropriate coursework taken at institutions outside the United States may be considered for advanced standing credit.
  • Outpatient clinic requirements may not be considered for advanced standing credit.
  • Life experience may not be considered for advanced standing credit.
  • In all cases, eligibility is at the sole discretion of Logan, and a proficiency examination is required. A passing score is 70 percent or higher, and a proficiency examination may not be retaken. If the proficiency examination is passed, full credit for the course will be granted. A $100 examination fee is assessed for each proficiency examination and must be paid prior to administration of the examination.
  • The maximum amount of advanced standing that Logan will grant to a student is 75 credits.
  • Requests for advanced standing credit must be received no later than 30 days after the date of matriculation. Thereafter, advanced standing credit will not be considered. Proficiency examinations must be completed no later than 60 days after the date of matriculation. Thereafter, advanced standing credit will not be considered.
Master of Science Degree Program

Transfer Credit

It is understood that candidates for admission to the Master of Science Degree Program may have completed coursework applicable to the degree prior to becoming a degree-seeking student in Logan’s program. Consideration will be given to awarding transfer credit under the following guidelines.

  • Coursework must be from a regionally or professionally accredited institution at the graduate or professional level and applicable to Logan’s degree program.
  • Only credits recorded on an official transcript of the issuing institution with an equivalent grade of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or better may be considered for transfer.
  • To be considered for transfer, credits must be equivalent in terms of credit hours, course content and depth of instruction. Students may be required to submit appropriate course syllabi and/or college catalogs in order for Logan to make these determinations. Once made by Logan, these determinations are final.
  • To be considered for transfer, credits must have been awarded within 10 years of the date of admission to Logan, or have been applied to a degree which has been earned within the past 10 years.
  • A student may not transfer more than 24 credit hours to Logan’s Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation no more than 10 credit hours to Logan’s Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance.
  • Life experience may not be considered for transfer credit.
  • Requests for transfer credit must be received no later than 30 days after the date of matriculation. Thereafter, transfer credit will not be considered.
  • ·       Transfer work may be accepted to fulfill degree requirements at Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs. However, grades associated with transfer courses are not used in the calculation of the Logan GPA

Advanced Standing

Applicants with a professional or graduate degree or coursework over ten years old from a regionally or professionally accredited institution who believe they have already taken some equivalent coursework have the option of taking proficiency examinations for advanced standing credit or retaking the courses, up to a maximum of 24 credit hours in the Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation Program or up to a maximum of 10 credit hours in the Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance. In the Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation Program, courses may be retaken in either the online or traditional format.

  • Only credits recorded on an official transcript of the issuing institution with an equivalent grade of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or better may be considered for advanced standing.
  • Coursework that is similar, but not equivalent, in terms of credit hours, course content and depth of instruction to Logan courses may be considered for advanced standing credit. Students may be required to submit appropriate course syllabi and/or college catalogs.
  • Life experience may not be considered for advanced standing credit.
  • In all cases, eligibility is at the sole discretion of Logan, and a proficiency examination is required. A passing score is 70 percent or higher, and a proficiency examination may not be retaken. If the proficiency examination is passed, full credit for the course will be granted. A $100 examination fee is assessed for each proficiency examination and must be paid prior to administration of the examination.
  • Requests for advanced standing credit must be received no later than 30 days after the date of matriculation. Thereafter, advanced standing credit will not be considered. Proficiency examinations must be completed no later than 60 days after the date of matriculation. Thereafter, advanced standing credit will not be considered.

Proficiency Examination for Master’s Students

  1. The successful completion of a Proficiency Examination can meet certain degree requirements in both the Master of Science Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and the Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Human Performance.
  2. In both programs, the examination must be requested within thirty (30) days of matriculation and completed successfully no later than sixty (60) days after matriculation.
  3. A student must register for a Proficiency Examination with his/her academic advisor and pay a $100 fee.
  4. The examination may be taken in one of two ways: in person at Logan’s testing center, or online via Blackboard™. If taken on campus, the examinee schedules the time through an academic advisor at the testing center. If taken online, the examinee may take the examination anytime within the 24-hour window the test is available via Blackboard™.
  5. The examinee must answer at least 70 percent of the questions correctly to pass the examination.
  6. A Proficiency Exam may be taken once. Graduate Academic Advisors will arrange exams based on the restriction. In the event of an emergency, the examination may be rescheduled, but only once without incurring an additional fee. Rescheduling must be approved by a Graduate Academic Advisor.
  7. The faculty members in each degree program contribute questions to the examination that represent the broad knowledge base expected of someone proficient in the subject area.
Bachelor of Science Degree Program

Transfer Credit

The following considerations apply to the awarding of transfer credit into a Bachelor of Science Degree Program.

  • Coursework must have been taken at an institution recognized by a national accrediting agency and applicable to Logan’s degree program.
  • Only credits recorded on an official transcript of the issuing institution with an equivalent grade of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or better may be considered for transfer.
  • To be considered for transfer, credits must be equivalent in terms of credit hours, course content, and depth of instruction. Students may be required to submit appropriate course syllabi and/or college catalogs in order for Logan to make these determinations. Once made by Logan, these determinations are final.
  • Requests for transfer credit must be received no later than 30 days after the date of matriculation. Thereafter, transfer credit will not be considered.
  • ·      Transfer work may be accepted to fulfill degree requirements at Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs. However, grades associated with transfer courses are not used in the calculation of the Logan GPA

Advanced Standing

The following considerations apply to the awarding of advanced standing credit into the Bachelor of Science Degree Program.

  • Coursework must have been taken at an institution recognized by a national accrediting agency and applicable to Logan’s degree program.
  • Only credits recorded on an official transcript of the issuing institution with an equivalent grade of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or better may be considered for advanced standing.
  • Coursework that is similar, but not equivalent, in terms of credit hours, course content, and depth of instruction to Logan courses may be considered for advanced standing credit. Students may be required to submit appropriate course syllabi and/or college catalogs.
  • In all cases, eligibility is at the sole discretion of Logan, and a proficiency examination is required. A passing score is 70 percent or higher, and a proficiency examination may not be retaken. If the proficiency examination is passed, full credit for the course will be granted. A $100 examination fee is assessed for each proficiency examination and must be paid prior to administration of the examination.
  • Requests for advanced standing credit must be received no later than 30 days after the date of matriculation. Thereafter, advanced standing credit will not be considered. Proficiency examinations must be completed no later than 60 days after the date of matriculation. Thereafter, advanced standing credit will not be considered.

Grading System – All Students

Each student’s performance will be graded as described in the approved syllabus available to all students at the beginning of the course. A final course grade may be based on performance in written, oral, and/or practical examinations, assignments (such as reports and case histories), the demonstration of competencies or proficiencies and class participation.

At midterm and at the end of each trimester, reports of each student’s achievements are filed with the Office of the Registrar, and final course grades are entered on the student’s permanent record. Students may view their grades online on Self Serve, and may also request an official grade report from the Office of the Registrar. The interpretations of grades that may be awarded are presented below.

AF Attendance Failure. The course has been failed because of absences in excess of the maximum allowable amount of 15 percent. The grade will be calculated in grade point averages as an F and the student must repeat the course if it is not an elective.
I A grade of Incomplete is awarded when a student fails to complete all of the course requirements by the end of the session. For ASP students, the missing requirements must be completed within seven calendar days from the start of the session following the awarding of the Incomplete grade. For Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic students, the time frame is 14 calendar days from the start of the trimester. If the Incomplete is not resolved within the required timeframe, it will be converted to a grade of F and the student must repeat the course that session. In rare circumstances, exceptions may be made by the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Students receiving a grade of Incomplete will still be considered as “enrolled” in the College during the time period in which the Incomplete is rectified. Students will be charged tuition according to the tuition policies of the program for any Incompletes that are permitted to be carried past the first 14 calendar days of the new trimester.
IP In Progress. A final course grade will be awarded at the completion of the sequence. A grade of IP is not calculated into grade point averages.
PR Proficiency Examination Credit. The student is awarded transfer credit for the course based upon successful completion of a proficiency examination on the subject matter. No point value is earned, and a grade of PR is not calculated into grade point averages.c
TR Transfer Credit. The student is awarded transfer credit for the course. No point value is earned, and a grade of TR is not calculated into grade point averages.
W Withdrawal. For ASP courses, official withdrawal from a course prior to the end of the fourth week of the session. For Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic courses, official withdrawal from a course prior to the end of the tenth week of the session. No point value is earned, and the course must be repeated if it is not an elective.

Undergraduate Courses

Letter Grade Percent Grade Point Value
A 90.0-100 4
B+ 85.0-89+ 3.5
B 80.0-84+ 3
C+ 75.0-79+ 2.5
C 70.0-74+ 2
D+ 65.0-69+ 1.5
D 60.0-64+ 1
F Less than 60.0 0

*”+” designates any decimal fraction less than the next integer

Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Science Courses

Letter Grade Percent Grade Point Value
A 93.0-100 4
B+ 88.0-92+ 3.5
B 83.0-87+ 3
C+ 78.0-82+ 2.5
C 73.0-77+ 2
D+ 68.0-72+ 1.5
D 65.0-67+ 1
F Less than 65.0 0

*”+” designates any decimal fraction less than the next integer

Academic Honors – Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program

Academic honors for the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program include the Dean’s List, graduation with academic honors, and class valedictorian. While transfer students are eligible for scholarships and other awards offered by Logan, they are not eligible for these academic honors.

Dean’s List

A student who meets these highly selective criteria is eligible for recognition to the Dean’s List. These requirements include:

  1. Completing graduation requirements in 10 consecutive trimesters.
  2. Enrolling in and successfully completing all courses in the published schedule of classes each trimester.
  3. A trimester grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Each trimester a student qualifies for placement on the Dean’s List, he/she will receive a letter of congratulations from the Office of Academic Affairs.

A student who earns placement on the Dean’s List for nine consecutive trimesters will be presented with an award honoring superior academic achievement, suitable for desk or office display.

Graduation with Academic Honors

A student who meets the Dean’s List criteria and who also achieves a notable cumulative grade point average at the completion of the degree program will graduate with academic honors and will be recognized during the commencement ceremonies. Summa (cumulative grade point average of 3.88 or higher), magna (cumulative grade point average of 3.74 - 3.87), and cum laude (cumulative grade point average of 3.6 - 3.73) honors are recognized. Notation of this honor is also placed on the diploma.

Valedictorian

A student who meets the Dean’s List criteria and who graduates with the highest cumulative grade point average is recognized as class valedictorian and receives a special medal during the commencement ceremonies.

Academic Honors – Master’s Degrees

Master’s degree students are eligible for the honor “with distinction” who meet the following requirements:

  • Student has a masters cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher
  • Student is in good standing

The notation “with distinction” will be printed on the Master’s diploma and noted on the transcript.

Incomplete Coursework (Effective May 2013)

An instructor may issue an “I” (incomplete) to a student at the end of a term if the student was performing at an acceptable level in the course, but due to extenuating circumstances, was unable to complete all course requirements.

“Performing at an acceptable level” means performance at a passing level (“D” or better). Without a history of acceptable performance in a course, a student is not eligible to receive an “I”.

“Extenuating circumstances” means exceptional situations that normally fall into medical, family or emergency/accident categories. Prior communication (except in emergency situations) and appropriate documentation must be provided by the student to the course instructor in a timely manner before consideration is given as to whether or not a circumstance is extenuating. In the absence of extenuating circumstances, a student is not eligible to receive an “I”. Poor academic performance, or failure to complete required activities in a timely manner, is not considered an extenuating circumstance.

A student receiving an “I” for a course must complete all course requirements at least two business days prior to the end of the add/drop period for the program. A course instructor must submit a Grade Change Form to the Office of the Registrar within two business days after a student completes all course requirements, and no later than the end of the add/drop period.

If an “I” is not resolved by the end of the add/drop period for the program, it will be changed automatically to a grade of “F,” and the entire course must be repeated, either that term or the next time the course is offered. Should this happen, and should the now-failed course be a prerequisite for a course or courses in which the student is currently enrolled, the student will be dropped from that/those course(s).

A student receiving a grade of Incomplete will still be considered as “enrolled” at Logan during the time period in which the Incomplete is rectified. In mitigating circumstances, the Vice President of Academic Affairs may approve an extension.

Failures

If a course is failed, unless permission is received from the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, it must be retaken at the first opportunity the course is given again. To take such a course, arrangements may be made through the student’s Academic Advisor. Confirmed cheating on an examination will result automatically in an “F” for the exam and/or course.

Academic Deficiencies and Continuing Enrollment

A student whose trimester and cumulative GPAs are 2.0 or higher is classified as being on good academic standing. If either GPA is less than 2.0, the student is classified as being academically deficient.

The following are consequences of academic deficiencies in all programs.

  1. A student who is academically deficient may not (1) participate in work study employment, (2) hold office in any campus organization, (3) officially represent the College at any outside function, or (4) be employed by the College.
  2. A student who has failed a course or who is academically deficient must meet with his/her advisor to register for the next trimester. The student’s academic advisor will prepare a schedule and advise the student regarding his/her academic progress and status. The academic advisor must approve the student’s final schedule in order to complete the registration process and to release financial aid.
  3. When coursework is repeated, the highest grade will be used to calculate the cumulative GPA. All coursework taken and grades received will appear on the transcript.
  4. A student who is academically deficient for two consecutive terms may be required by the Academic Standing Committee to “stop out” of the regular program sequence, repeat coursework and meet academic conditions specified by the Committee. Approval of the Committee is required for re-entry into the regular program sequence.

In addition, for students enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program:

  1. A student who is academically deficient will not be approved to register for a National Board of Chiropractic Examiners examination without the written permission of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program
  1. A student will be dismissed for any one of the following occurrences. Each student’s situation will be reviewed individually by the Academic Standing Committee.
  • The student’s trimester GPA is less than 2.0 for three consecutive trimesters.
  • The student’s trimester GPA is less than 2.0 in any of the three of the first five trimesters of enrollment.
  • The student has received three Fs, AFs or WFs in the same course (does not have to be consecutive).
  1. If dismissed, the student may appeal the sanction to the Committee on Reinstatement if he/she believes there were mitigating circumstances. See point 3 below.

The Committee on Reinstatement has the right to approve or deny readmission and to establish individual directives, restrictions and guidelines regarding student reenrollment status. The Committee, upon consultation with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, may use discretion for students with unique circumstances.

If readmission is denied, the student is dismissed from the program. This sanction may be appealed to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  1. If the student wishes to appeal a dismissal, the appeal must be submitted in writing or electronically to the Committee on Reinstatement through the Office of the Registrar. Supporting documentation of mitigating circumstances must be included with the written appeal. Mitigating circumstances as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (34CFR 668.34) include:
  • Serious illness or injury to the student that required extended recovery time for significant improvement
  • Death or serious illness/injury of an immediate family member.
  • Significant trauma in the student’s life that impaired his/her emotional or physical health.
  • Other documented circumstances showing extreme or unusual hardship.
Master of Science Degrees
  1. A student will be dismissed for any one of the following occurrences.  Each student’s situation will be reviewed individually by the Academic Standing Committee.
  • The student’s trimester GPA is less than 2.0 for three consecutive trimesters.
  • The student’s trimester GPA is less than 2.0 in any of the three of the first five trimesters of enrollment.
  • The student has received three Fs, AFs or WFs in the same course (does not have to be consecutive).
  1. If dismissed, the student may appeal the sanction to the Committee on Reinstatement if he/she believes there were mitigating circumstances. See point 3 below.

The Committee on Reinstatement has the right to approve or deny readmission and to establish individual directives, restrictions and guidelines regarding student reenrollment status. The Committee, upon consultation with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, may use discretion for students with unique circumstances.

If readmission is denied, the student is dismissed from the program. This sanction may be appealed to the Vice President of Academic Affairs

  1. If the student wishes to appeal a dismissal, the appeal must be submitted in writing or electronically to the Committee on Reinstatement through the Office of the Registrar. Supporting documentation of mitigating circumstances must be included with the written appeal. Mitigating circumstances as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (34CFR 668.34) include:
  • Serious illness or injury to the student that required extended recovery time for significant improvement
  • Death or serious illness/injury of an immediate family member.
  • Significant trauma in the student’s life that impaired his/her emotional or physical health.
  • Other documented circumstances showing extreme or unusual hardship.
Undergraduate Program/Accelerated Science Program
  1. A student will be dismissed for any one of the following occurrences. Each student’s situation will be reviewed individually by the Academic Standing Committee.
  • The student’s trimester GPA is less than 2.0 for three consecutive trimesters.
  • The student’s trimester GPA is less than 2.0 in any of three of the first five trimesters of enrollment.
  • The students has received three Fs, AFs or WFs in the same course (does not have to be consecutive).
  1. If dismissed, the student may appeal the sanction to the Committee on Reinstatement if he/she believes there were mitigating circumstances. See point 3 below.

    The Committee on Reinstatement has the right to approve or deny readmission and to establish individual directives, restrictions and guidelines regarding student reenrollment status. The Committee, upon consultation with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, may use discretion for students with unique circumstances.

    If readmission is denied, the student is dismissed from the program. This sanction may be appealed to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
     
  2. If the student wishes to appeal a dismissal, the appeal must be submitted in writing or electronically to the Committee on Reinstatement through the Office of the Registrar. Supporting documentation of mitigating circumstances must be included with the written appeal. Mitigating circumstances as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (34CFR 668.34) include:
  • Serious illness or injury to the student that required extended recovery time for significant improvement
  • Death or serious illness/injury of an immediate family member.
  • Significant trauma in the student’s life that impaired his/her emotional or physical health.
  • Other documented circumstances showing extreme or unusual hardship.

Academic Advisor Program – All Students

A select group of faculty members serve as academic advisors to the student body. Each student is assigned an advisor, and the name of the advisor is provided to the student during orientation. Prior to each term, students will prepare a schedule of classes in consultation with the academic advisor. The program is under the direction of the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. A student may schedule an appointment with his/her advisor at any time; an advisor may also contact the student should the advisor believe that a meeting is needed. The advisors remain informed of their advisees’ academic progress, and periodic meetings are encouraged between advisors and students in academic jeopardy.

In the event a student may be academically deficient, become less than full-time or have to repeat a class, a special schedule will be required in order to complete the enrollment procedure. All special schedules must be prepared and signed by the faculty advisor. Although the advisor remains aware of the students’ academic history, it is the ultimate responsibility of the student to be aware of academic failures and of the urgency to complete a schedule by the start of the new trimester. It is required students in academic difficulty or on special schedules make an appointment to meet with their advisors to discuss the scheduling of classes for the coming trimester.

The Academic Advisor Program is not designed to replace the counseling program, which is available to all students through the Office of Student Services.

Course Withdrawal Policy (In Effect September 2012 Only)

In order to change registration in a course, a student must obtain a add/drop request form from the Office of the Registrar. The form must be signed by the student and the student’s academic advisor. The completed form must be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar for processing.

Students dropping a course and receiving a  “W” must have the approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Dean of University Programs must approve a students request to drop a course with a “W” for undergraduate and master’s level courses.

Dropping a Doctor of Chiropractic Course
No grade is given and the course is removed from the students’ record if a course is dropped within the first 14 calendar days of the trimester. Students dropping a course prior to the tenth week of  the session will receive a grade of ‘W.” Dropping a class after the 10th week of the session and prior to the course final will result in an instructor-assigned grade of WP or WF, based on the student’s academic status in the course at the time the change of registration has been requested. The student must repeat the course if it is not an elective.

Dropping an Accelerated Science Program Course
No grade is given and the course is removed from the students’ record if a course is dropped within the first seven calendar days of the session. A student dropping an Accelerated Science Program course prior to the end of the fourth week of the session will receive a grade of W. Dropping a course after the fourth week of the session and prior to the course final will result in an instructor-assigned grade of WP or WF, based on the student’s academic status in the course at the time of withdrawal. The student must repeat the course if it is not an elective.

Dropping a Master of Science Course
No grade is given and the course is removed from the students’ record if a course is dropped within the first 14 calendar days of the trimester. A student may drop a course with a grade of ‘W” prior to the end of the eighth week of the session. Dropping a course after the eighth week of the session will result in a grade of F. Please note, no withdrawals are allowed after the tenth week of the trimester. The student must repeat the course if it is not an elective.

Course Withdraw Policy (Effective May 2013)

In order to drop or withdraw from a course, a student must complete a drop/withdrawal form, available from the Office of the Registrar, sign it, obtain his/her academic advisor’s signature, and return it to the Office of the Registrar for processing. Simply ceasing to attend class does not constitute a course drop or withdrawal and will result in a grade of “AF” or “F” on the student’s academic transcript. When a student drops or withdraws from a course, his/her future financial aid eligibility, anticipated graduation date or ability to complete a degree program within the maximum time period allowed may be compromised.

Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, Master of Science Degree or Bachelor of Science Degree Programs Courses – 15-Week Length
A student may drop a course through the first 14 calendar days of a trimester, with the day classes begin considered the first day of the trimester. When a course is dropped, the student is removed from the class roster, and the course does not appear on the student’s academic transcript.

After the drop deadline, a student may withdraw from a course through the end of the 10th week of a trimester. Thereafter, course withdrawal is not allowed. When a student withdraws from a course, a grade of “W” will be placed on the student’s academic transcript for the course.

ASP Courses – 7.5-Week Length
A student may drop a course through the first seven calendar days of a trimester, with the day classes begin considered the first day of the trimester. When a course is dropped, the student is removed from the class roster, and the course does not appear on the student’s academic transcript.

After the drop deadline, a student may withdraw from a course through the end of the fifth week of a trimester. Thereafter, course withdrawal is not allowed. When a student withdraws from a course, a grade of “W” will be placed on the student’s academic transcript for the course.

Withdrawal/Interruption Procedures from the Institution – All Students

Withdrawal or Interruption from the Institution falls into the following categories:

  1. Withdrawal/Interruption with the intent to return within six months. In this case the student indicates the date he/she intends to return. The student must be in good academic standing, and during the period of withdrawal is allowed to utilize the Learning Resources Center and Health Center. The student meets with his/ her academic advisor up to four weeks prior to the date of return to establish a class schedule.
  2. Withdrawal without the intent to return. This occurs when students leave Logan with no intention of returning or when students withdraw when they are not in good standing. If they decide to return at a later date, they must seek readmission through the Committee on Reinstatement. The Committee meets during the break between trimesters to consider these requests.
  3. Administrative Withdrawal. Continued excessive absences from classes by a registered student without proper notification of the intent to withdraw from the College may subject the student to Administrative Withdrawal. Administrative Withdrawal is under the authority of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Should the student seek to return to Logan, the student must meet with the Committee on Reinstatement for consideration. All policies relating to grades, refund of tuition and readmission are applied in the case of Administrative Withdrawal and are consistent with standard college procedures. In all cases, all students returning to Logan will start classes on the first day of the trimester.

The Withdrawal/Interruption Form is available in the Office of the Registrar. Completion of this form officially notifies each department of the student’s withdrawal, provides the Office of the Registrar with a forwarding address, and indicates the official category of withdrawal with the intent to return or with no intention of returning. The student is responsible for becoming aware of procedures that may apply regarding his/her return to Logan, which are noted on the form.

Involuntary Psychiatric Withdrawal – All Students

The continued enrollment of a student at Logan is a privilege based not only on satisfactory academic progress and professional conduct, but also upon emotional health. A student who exhibits behavior suggesting inability to meet Logan’s academic or conduct standards due to psychological/psychiatric symptoms may be referred by the counseling staff to an independent psychiatrist/ psychologist for evaluation. The Dean of Student Services will determine if withdrawal is in the best interest of the student and/or the institution based on this evaluation and consultation with administrators and counseling staff. Student refusal to submit to a diagnostic evaluation or to withdrawal when determined by the Dean to be appropriate will receive written notice of involuntary withdrawal from the Dean of Student Services. Withdrawal in such cases shall normally incur no academic penalty for the term in which the student is enrolled, and tuition refund, if any, shall be based on the schedule established for voluntary withdrawal. Application for readmission will require re-evaluation from a College-approved psychiatrist/ psychologist indicating suitability to return to academic studies at Logan. Persons seeking readmission must apply through the Committee on Reinstatement and may choose to submit a written report from the psychiatrist or psychologist for the committee’s consideration.

Auditing a Course – All Students

Auditing courses may be considered on an individual basis if the individual has met all program and course prerequisites. Permission must be granted by the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The student may be assessed regular tuition costs.

Attendance Policy

  1. Regularity and punctuality of class attendance is expected of all students and the record keeping is the responsibility of the instructor. More detailed information concerning attendance may become a part of the syllabus or covered the first day of class.
  2. Various state agencies and accrediting bodies require Logan to maintain attendance records for all students.
  3. Students who have completed all required registration activities are listed on class rosters in Self Service.  Instructors use the class rosters in Self-Service  to record class attendance.
  4. Excessive absences, more than 15 percent of scheduled classes, constitute the basis for assigning the grade of Attendance Failure (AF) for a course. With proper documentation, a student may be excused from an absence for the following reasons:
  • Military service
  • Jury duty
  • National Licensure Examinations (examination dates only)
  • Off-Site Sanctioned Events

All other absences are assigned to the 15 percent maximum.

  1. A student awarded a grade of AF for a course is not allowed in the class after that point and cannot take any additional course examination. If a student wishes to contest an AF grade, he/she should contact the course instructor.

Attendance at Off-Site Sanctioned Events

This policy allows Logan College of Chiropractic/University programs to have excused absences from classes/clinic shifts to attend select off-site Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs events, sanctioned by the Office of Academic Affairs, under the guidance of Logan Employees.

Requests for an off-site Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs event to be sanctioned by the Office of Academic Affairs must be received no less than 30 days prior to the beginning of the event.  The request must address the following items:

  • The name of the event
  • The purpose  (or learning objectives) of the event
  • The dates of the event, inclusive of travel
  • Any required pre-event informational and training sessions for the students
  • The specific activities in which the students will be engaged during the event
  • Any restrictions for the students
  • How students will be provided appropriate time over the duration of the event to address the assignments given to them by each instructor whose courses will be missed

Requirements

  • A student must be in academic and professional good standing.
  • A student must have prior approval from each instructor whose class will be missed on the day(s) of the event.
  • A student must have prior written approval from the supervising Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs employee (s) to participate in the event.
  • A student must participate in all required pre-event informational and training sessions required by the Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs employee(s) supervising the event.
  • An instructor is to provide a student with required assignments prior to the scheduled departure for the event.  Assignments are to relate to material that will be covered in class during a student’s absence and are to be of equivalent intensity to assignments given to the students in the class who are not participating in the event.
  • The Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs employee(s) supervising the event are to provide appropriate time over the duration of the event for students to address their required assignments.
  • A student is required to complete all assignments given by each instructor for missed classes. Assignments must be submitted to each instructor at the completion of the event within a time frame equivalent to the event. For example, a student must submit the required assignment within one day following a one-day event, or within five days following a five-day event, etc.

National Board Application and Eligibility

The application process is completed in the Office of the Registrar. One passport-style photograph is required, and may be taken in the Logan Media Center for a nominal fee. Please refer to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) website for application, fees and information regarding the National Board examinations.

The Office of the Registrar will require the following items to process an application:

  1. Applications must be completed on the NBCE website, printed out and brought to the Office of the Registrar. Hand-written applications will not be accepted per National Board requirements.
  2. One passport-style photograph attached to the application. The student’s name must be printed on the back of the photograph.
  3. Certified check or money order for total amount due payable to NBCE. No personal checks or credit/credit cards will be accepted.

The Office of the Registrar will notarize the application and provide the College Authorized Signature. The College will mail the application once completed. The latest date that an application may be postmarked in order to avoid a late fee will be posted in the Office of the Registrar. NOTE: It is a responsibility of the student to be aware of the application process and to complete the required paperwork in a timely manner.

Eligibility to take the National Boards is based on the following requirements.

  • An applicant must be enrolled in a chiropractic college, or a graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
  • No student on professional or academic probation (based on the cumulative GPA) will be approved to sit for the boards without written permission of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Part I: (Given in March and September.) Applicants must have successfully completed all Basic Science coursework through Trimester 4 with a Basic Science GPA of 2.0 or higher; or for any student who is in Trimester 4 at the time of application, the student must have completed successfully all Basic Science coursework through Trimester 3; have a cumulative Basic Science GPA of 2.0 of higher at the end of Trimester 3; and must be enrolled in the remainder of the Trimester 4 Basic Science courses at time of application.
  • Part II: (Given in March and September.) Applicants must have successfully completed all coursework through Trimester 7 with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; or for any student who is in Trimester 7 at the time application, the student must have completed successfully all coursework through Trimester 6; have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the end of Trimester 6; and must be enrolled in the required Trimester 7 coursework at the time of application.
  • Part III: (Given in March and September.) Applicants must have successfully completed all of Part I by the time of the application deadline date; must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; and must be within nine months of graduation at the time of the Part III examination administration.
  • Part IV: (Given in May and November.) Applicants must have successfully completed Part I at the time of application; must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the time of application; and must be within six months of graduation at the time of the Part IV examination administration.
  • Physical Therapy: (Given in March and September.) Applicants must have successfully completed 120 hours of physical therapy or be currently enrolled in the Trimester 8 physical therapy course, and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the time of application.
  • Acupuncture: (The Acupuncture Examination is administered six times each year at computerized testing centers nationwide. To find a site near you, please check www.nbce.org.) Applicants must have successfully completed, prior to the application late cutoff date, 100 hours of instruction in acupuncture. The acupuncture instruction must be taken at and/or recognized by one of the CCE approved chiropractic colleges whose students are currently eligible to take the National Board examinations.

Grade Changes

An instructor’s final grade(s) may only be changed for the following reasons:

  1. A mathematical error in calculation.
  2. A transcription error in the grade book.
  3. Make-up of an incomplete.

Grade changes may be made up until the end of 14 calendar days from the start of the trimester immediately following the recording of the initial grade. In rare circumstances, exceptions may be granted by the Dean of University Programs (for University Program courses) or the Vice President of Academic Affairs (for all other programs).

The reason for a grade change must be noted on the grade change form and approved by the instructor, the Division Chair, and the Dean of University Programs/Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Examinations

Each course is required to have a midterm and a final examination. Additional examinations are given at the discretion of course instructors and may include written, oral, and/or practical formats. Each student must take all of the required examinations in the courses in which he/she is enrolled.

All examinations, except final examinations, are scheduled at the discretion of the faculty member and may be dated on the course syllabus. Faculty members are responsible to correct and return the results of the examinations within five days so students may take appropriate steps to improve performance. In addition, faculty members will make available to students a corrected examination in a manner that makes it possible for students to compare their answers to the correct ones.

Practical examinations, such as those in laboratories and for techniques may be given the week before finals, but may not interrupt other courses’ scheduled lecture hours.

If a student does not take an examination, a grade of “F” may be assigned to that examination unless there is a legitimate excuse as determined by the faculty member or by Logan policy.

Students are responsible for contacting the faculty member when an examination will be/is missed. Final disposition of the matter rests with the faculty member.

Faculty members have the discretion to administer make-up examinations, but not during another faculty member’s class time.

Academic Advancement

The Basic Science Division provides the necessary foundation upon which to build the clinical training and professional skills required of a Doctor of Chiropractic. An in-depth program of study of the human organism at all levels of organization is provided.

The integrating role of the endocrine, nervous, muscular and skeletal systems is emphasized with respect to health and disease, and on this knowledge the Clinical Science Division prepares the student to accept his or her role as a responsible diagnostician.
Development of differential diagnostic skills begins with physical examination procedures and recognition of clinical manifestations of common disease entities.

The student learns to correlate the information gained from the basic sciences and pre-clinical disciplines as expertise is gained in the utilization of investigative procedures in the diagnosis of human disease processes. The Chiropractic Science Division provides the student an immediate and continual exposure to the science of Chiropractic, its philosophy, principles, and practice; it includes the study of body mechanics, fundamental adjusting procedures, physical therapeutics and case management.

Emphasis is placed on the development of competency in the professional application and synthesis of scientific aptitude, clinical competence, and ethical demeanor.

To enter Trimester 7 Student Health Center study (when intern delivery of patient care is initiated), interns are required to pass the Competency Board. Successful completion of all components of this examination will allow eligible students to progress into the Trimester 8 Outpatient Health Center study after satisfying all Student Health Center requirements. Interruption of 15 weeks or more in the sequence of the Trimester 7 through 10 Health Center courses will require a student to take and pass again designated portions of the Competency Board prior to reinstatement of privileges in the Health Centers.

The academic programs at Logan are continually upgraded by the action of the Academic Vice President and the Curriculum Committees. It is the result of a sincere effort on the part of the faculty and administration to provide a quality education.

The options available to students who have failed one or more courses or who have a GPA less than 2.0 are explained in detail under the policy of Academic Deficiencies and Continuing Enrollment.

A student on academic or professional probation is not eligible to be a class or SDC officer, may not sit for National Boards or Competency Board examinations without permission of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and may not be employed by Logan or go on college-sponsored travel.

During each trimester, it is determined whether the student is maintaining a standard of academic and professional conduct acceptable for continued enrollment. The right to exclude students whose academic and/or professional conduct is inappropriate, undesirable, unprofessional, or detrimental to the educational program is a reserved right of the institution. The Administration reserves the right to dismiss any student at the request of the faculty, Professional Committee, Academic Standing Committee, Admissions Committee, the Committee on Reinstatement, or at its own discretion.

Transcripts

Requests for transcripts should be directed to the Office of the Registrar. Transcripts to accompany state board applications, or for the purpose of transferring credit to another school or college, will be issued upon written request to current students, to graduates, and to students who left with an honorable dismissal, and if all financial indebtedness to Logan has been discharged. A charge of $5 is assessed for each transcript issued.

Logan’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Policy

Overview

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. §1232g, as amended, is a federal law giving certain rights to parents or students regarding education records at schools of every level receiving funding from the U.S. Department of Education. At the postsecondary school level, the rights afforded by FERPA belong, in general, to the student rather than the parent.  The five rights, as summarized in the Department of Education regulations, 34 CFR §99.7, are as follows:

  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records.
  • The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights.
  • The right to consent to disclose personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA and the regulations authorize disclosure without consent.
  • The right to file with the U.S. Department of Education a complaint concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the requirements and regulations of FERPA.
  • The right to obtain a copy of the institution’s student record policy.

1. Right to Inspect and Review. Students may inspect and review their education records upon request to the appropriate record custodian. (See list of types, locations, and custodians of student records at the end of this policy.)

The regulations define “education records” as meaning, subject to the few exceptions, those records that are (1) directly related to a student, and (2) maintained by an educational institution or by a party acting for the institution. 

A student should submit to the record custodian a written request, which identifies, as precisely as possible, the record or records he/she wishes to inspect. The office of the record custodian will make the needed arrangements for access as promptly as possible and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. Access must be given within a reasonable time, but in no event more than 45 days from the receipt of the request. When a record contains information about more than one student, the student may inspect and review only that part of the record that relates to him/her.

Logan reserves the right to refuse to permit a student to inspect the following records:

  • Financial records of the student’s parents.
  • Confidential letters and statements of recommendation for which the student has waived his/her right of inspection and review.
  • Records connected with an application to attend Logan if the application was denied.
  • Those records that are excluded from the FERPA definition of education records.

Logan reserves the right to deny copies of transcripts or copies of records (but not access to the records) in any of the following situations:

  • the student has an unpaid financial obligation to Logan, or
  • the student has failed to comply with disciplinary sanctions.

2. Right to Seek Amendment. If a student believes the education record(s) relating to the student contain information that is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student’s privacy rights, he/she may ask Logan to amend the record. The procedures for amendment of records are the following:

  • The student should submit to the office of the record custodian a written request for amendment of the record, identifying the part of the record requested to be changed and specifying why it is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of his/her privacy rights.
  • Logan will decide whether to amend the record as requested within a reasonable time after receiving the request.
  • If Logan decides not to amend the record as requested, it shall inform the student in writing of its decision and of his/her right to a hearing.
  • If the student requests a hearing, Logan shall hold the hearing within a reasonable time after receiving the request. Logan shall give the student reasonable advance notice of the date, time, and place. The hearing may be conducted by an individual without a direct interest in the outcome, including a Logan official. At the hearing, Logan shall give the student a full and fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to the issues. 
  • Logan shall make its decision in writing within a reasonable period of time after the hearing. The decision will be based solely on the evidence presented at the hearing and will include a summary of the evidence and the reasons for the decision.
  • If, as a result of the hearing, Logan decides that the information is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the privacy rights of the student, it will amend the record accordingly and inform the student of the amendment in writing.
  • If, as a result of the hearing, Logan decides that the information is not inaccurate, is misleading, or is otherwise in violation of the privacy rights of the student, it will inform the student of the right to place a statement in the record commenting on the contested information and stating why he/she disagrees with Logan’s decision.
  • If a statement by the student is placed in the record, Logan shall maintain the statement with the contested part of the record for as long as the record is maintained, and disclose the statement whenever it discloses the portion of the record to which the statement relates.

3. Right to Consent to Disclosure. Logan will not disclose personally identifiable information from a student’s educational record without the prior written consent of the student, except:

  • to comply with a federal grand jury subpoena or any subpoena issued for a law enforcement purpose, in which case the court or other issuing agency orders, for good cause shown, that the existence or contents of the subpoena or any information furnished in response to the subpoena not be disclosed;
  • to parents or legal guardians of students under 21 regarding a disciplinary violation involving a Logan rule or policy governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance; and
  • to school officials within Logan who Logan has determined to have a legitimate educational interest in the records.

The definition of a school official includes, but is not necessarily limited to:

  • a person employed by Logan in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position;
  • a person employed by or under contract to Logan to perform a special task, such as an attorney or auditor;
  • a person serving on the Board of Trustees; and
  • a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary committee, or assisting another school official in performing his/her task.

A school official, in most cases, will have a legitimate educational interest if the official is carrying out the duties or responsibilities of his/her position.  A school official has a “legitimate educational interest” if the official is:

  • performing a task that is specified in his/her position description or by a contractual agreement;
  • performing a task related to a student’s education;
  • performing a task related to the discipline of a student; or
  • providing a service or benefit relating to the student or student’s family, such as health care, counseling, maintenance of the safety and security of the campus or students, job placement, or financial aid.

Without prior consent by the student, FERPA authorizes releases of personal information to third parties as follows:

  • to certain officials of the U.S. Department of Education, the Comptroller General, and state and local educational authorities in connection with the audit or evaluation of certain state or federally supported education programs.
  • in connection with a student’s request for or receipt of financial aid as necessary to determine the eligibility, amount, or conditions of the financial aid, or to enforce the terms and conditions of the aid.
  • institutions from which the student has received or applied to for financial aid.
  • as required by state law.
  • to organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of Logan.
  • to accrediting organizations to carry out their functions.
  • to parents of an eligible student who claim the student as a dependent for income tax purposes.
  • to comply with a judicial order or a lawfully issued subpoena.
  • the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by Logan against an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence to the alleged victim of that crime.
  • at a time of emergency defined in terms of the following considerations:
    • the seriousness of the threat to health or safety;
    • the need for access to the record in meeting the emergency;
    • whether the person requesting the records is in a position to deal with the emergency; or
    • the extent to which time is of the essence in dealing with the emergency.

In these instances, a record of access will be kept by Logan that indicates (a) the name and signature of person who requested or examined the file; (b) the purpose for which the file was accessed; (c) the date on which access to record occurred; and (d) clear notice that the information must not be released by a third party without the consent of the student. Logan will keep notification of releases made to third parties in the student’s record.   

Directory Information is information that Logan may disclose but is not required to be disclosed without prior consent by the student.

Logan designates the following as Directory Information: name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received (including Dean’s list), and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student.    

In accordance with the requirements of FERPA, Logan annually will give public notice to students in the Student Handbook, Academic Catalog, and website of the types of personally identifiable information that Logan has designated as directory information. Furthermore, Logan will give the student the opportunity to refuse to let Logan designate any or all types of information about him or her as directory information. Copies of forms to request non-disclosure of directory information are available in the Office of the Registrar.

Record of Requests for Disclosure. Subject to certain expectations set forth in FERPA regulations, the record custodians within Logan will maintain a record of all requests for and/or disclosure of information from a student’s educational records. The record will indicate the name of the party making the request, any additional party to whom it may be redisclosed, and the legitimate interest the party had in requesting or obtaining the information.  The record may be reviewed by the student.

4. Right to File a Complaint. Students have a right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education if they believe that Logan has failed to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The complaint should be in writing and contain specific allegations of fact giving reasonable cause to believe that a violation of FERPA has occurred. The complaint should be sent to:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605

5. Types, Location, and Custodians of Student Records

All students have records in one or more of the following offices, maintained by the custodian listed.

Type Location Custodian
Admission Records Admissions Office Vice President of Enrollment Management
Advising Records Advisor’s Office Academic Advisor
Counseling Records Counselor’s Office Counselor
Credential Files Registrar’s Office Registrar
Academic Records Registrar’s Office Registrar
Disability Records Student Services Dean of Student Services
Disciplinary Records Student Services Dean of Student Services
Accounting Records Business Office Chief Financial Officer
Financial Aid Records Financial Aid Office Financial Aid Director
Supplemental Seminar & Training Certification Postgraduate Office Vice President of Chiropractic Affairs