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2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Policies


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.

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 respective college Dean. 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.

Policy for Adding, Dropping, and Withdrawing from a Course - All Students

Adding

  1. A student may add a course through Friday of the second week (first week for ASP) of a term. Thereafter, adding a course is not allowed.
  2. To add a course, a student must meet with his/her academic advisor for counseling, approval, and completion of the necessary forms. The student must submit the forms to the Registrar’s Office by the deadlines noted in Point 1.
  3. If a student adds a course, the student is responsible for all course information and requirements from the beginning of the course. If there are additional tuition and fees associated with the course, these must be paid at the time the course is added.

Dropping

  1. A student may drop a course through Friday of the second week (first week for ASP) of a term. Thereafter, dropping a course is not allowed.
  2. To drop a course, a student must meet with his/her academic advisor for counseling and completion of the necessary forms. The student must submit the forms to the Registrar’s Office by the deadlines noted in Point 1.
  3. If a student drops a course, the record for the course on the student’s academic transcript is removed.

Withdrawing

  1. A student may withdraw from a course from the Monday of the third week (second week for ASP) through the Friday of the tenth week (fifth week for ASP) of a term. After the Friday of the tenth week (fifth week for ASP), course withdrawal is not allowed, and the student must remain enrolled in the course for the duration of the term.
  2. To withdraw from a course, a student must obtain the course withdrawal form from the Registrar’s Office, obtain the necessary signatures, and return the completed form to the Registrar’s Office by the Friday of the tenth week (fifth week for ASP) of a term. A course grade of “W” will appear on the student’s academic transcript.

Simply ceasing to attend a class does not constitute a course drop or withdrawal and will result in a course grade of “F” or “AF” on the student’s academic transcript. If a student drops or withdraws from a course, his/her future financial aid eligibility, anticipated graduation date, or ability to complete the degree program within the maximum time period allowed may be compromised.

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.

Attendance Policy - All Students

  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
  • Medical reasons including pregnancy or related conditions

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.
  2. Nondiscrimination of Students on the Basis of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Related Conditions.

Logan does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions.  Absences due to medical conditions relating to pregnancy will be excused for as long as deemed medically necessary by a student’s doctor and students will be given the opportunity to make up missed work.   Logan will work with each student on an individualized plan for making up missed work.  As part of the individualized plan, Logan will not require the student to complete missed work during her medically necessary leave period unless the student so chooses.  As part of this plan, Logan may offer students an alternative to making up missed work, such as the ability to retake a course at no additional expense to the student.  Students needing assistance can seek reasonable accommodations from the Office of Student Services or Logan’s Title IX Coordinator, the Dean of Student Services, 1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017, telephone number 636-227-2100 or 1-800-782-3344.
 

Attendance at Off-Site Sanctioned Events - All Students

This policy allows Logan students to have excused absences from classes/clinic shifts to attend select off-site events, sanctioned by the Office of Academic Affairs and under the guidance of Logan employees. Students remain responsible for all course information and activities covered during their absence.

The form to request approval for an off-site event is on the reverse side and must be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the supervising Logan employee no less than 30 days prior to the beginning of the event.

Requirements for Participation

  • A student must have a passing grade in each enrolled course at the time of the absence.
  • A student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
  • A student must be in academic and professional good standing.
  • A student must have written approval from the supervising Logan employee(s) to participate in the event.
  • A student must participate in all required pre-event informational or training sessions required by the Logan employee(s) supervising the event.
  • A student must adhere to all activity restrictions associated with the event.

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 may be awarded per the policy.
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.
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.

Effective for Doctor of Chiropractic students matriculating prior to September 2013 and all Master of Science and Undergraduate students.

DC and MS
Undergraduate
A 93.0-100 A 90.0-100
B+ 88.0-92+ B+ 85.0-89+
B 83.0-87+ B 80.0-84+
C+ 78.0-82+ C+ 75.0-79+
C 73.0-77+ C 70.0-74+
D+ 68.0-72+ D+ 65.0-69+
D 65.0-67+ D 60.0-64+
F < 65.0 F < 60.0

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

Effective for Doctor of Chiropractic students matriculating as of September 2013. Effective September 2014 for all students in all programs

A 90.0-100
B 80.0-89+
C 70.0-79+
F < 70.0

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

Course Audit

  1. A student wishing to audit a course must obtain the approval of the course instructor and register in the same manner as for a credit course through an academic advisor. Auditing is a privilege and is only allowed on a space available basis and with approval.
  2. A student may only audit courses that previously have been passed satisfactorily. Previously earned credits and grades will remain in force.
  3. The cost for auditing a course is set annually in conjunction with annual tuition rates.
  4. The audit is documented in the student’s academic record and on the transcript. Audits will be noted with a grade of ‘AU’
  5. A student who is required by Logan to audit a course must satisfy completely all course requirements, just as a student enrolled in the course for credit.

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 the add/drop period for the program following the recording of the initial grade. In rare circumstances, exceptions may be granted by the Dean of Health Sciences (Masters and Undergraduate programs) 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 Health Sciences/Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Incomplete Coursework

At an instructor’s discretion, he/she may issue a course grade of “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.

  1. “Performing at an acceptable level” means performance with a passing grade. Without a history of acceptable performance in a course, a student is not eligible to receive an “I”.
  2. “Extenuating circumstances” means exceptional situations that normally fall into family, health, or emergency/accident categories. In the absence of extenuating circumstances, a student is not eligible to receive an “I”. Neither poor academic performance nor failure to complete required activities in a timely manner is considered an extenuating circumstance.
  3. 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 Registrar’s Office at least one business prior to 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 to a grade of “F”, and the entire course must be repeated. If the now-failed course is a prerequisite for a course or courses in which the student is currently enrolled, the student will be withdrawn from that/those course(s).

Course Failures

If a student fails a required course, the student must register for the course the next term of his/her enrollment. If the failed course is a prerequisite for subsequent courses, the student may not enroll in those courses until the failed course is passed.

Academic Deficiencies and Continuing Enrollment - Effective for Doctor of Chiropractic students matriculating prior to September 2013 and all Master of Science and Undergraduate students

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 Notice, Academic Dismissal and Readmission - Effective for Doctor of Chiropractic students matriculating as of September 2013

Students matriculating into the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program in September 2013 and thereafter are subject to the following policy concerning Academic Notice, Academic Dismissal, and Readmission.

The following are consequences of academic deficiencies.

  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 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.

Initial Term of Academic Deficiency

A student who (a) fails more than one course in a term, or (b) fails a single course and has a term grade point average (GPA) of less than 2.25, is deemed academically deficient and is placed on the following schedule.

Subsequent Term One

  1. The student is placed on Academic Notice, is limited to a maximum of 12-15 credit hours of coursework (as scheduling permits), may not drop or withdraw from any coursework, must participate in mandatory academic support, and must earn a term GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  2. If the student fails to any of the above requirements the student is Academically Dismissed. The Academic Dismissal may be appealed, and if the appeal is granted, the student may begin the program again as an entering Trimester I student. If the appeal is not granted, the student remains dismissed from the program.

Subsequent Term Two

  1. The student remains on Academic Notice, is limited to a maximum of 18-20 credit hours of coursework (as scheduling permits), may not drop or withdraw from any coursework, must participate in mandatory academic support, and must earn a term GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  2. If the student fails to any of the above requirements the student is Academically Dismissed. The Academic Dismissal may be appealed, and if the appeal is granted, the student may begin the program again as an entering Trimester I student. If the appeal is not granted, the student remains dismissed from the program.

Subsequent Term Three

  1. The student remains on Academic Notice, takes a full trimester course load (as scheduling permits), may not drop or withdraw from any coursework, must continue to participate in mandatory academic support, and must earn a term GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  2. If the student fails to any of the above requirements the student is Academically Dismissed. The Academic Dismissal may be appealed, and if the appeal is granted, the student may begin the program again as an entering Trimester I student. If the appeal is not granted, the student remains dismissed from the program.

Subsequent Term Four and Thereafter

  1. The student is on Good Academic Standing and progresses with a full trimester course load.
  2. A student who (a) fails more than one course in a term, or (b) has a term GPA of less than 2.00, will be reviewed for suitability to remain in the program.

Examinations

Each course is required to have a midterm and a final examination unless exception made by college dean. 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

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.

Health Center Continuity

Students matriculating into the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program in September 2013 and thereafter are subject to the following policy concerning Health Center Continuity.

  1. Once a student begins the sequence of Health Center courses in Trimester V, the student must be enrolled in a Health Center course every subsequent term of enrollment until completion of the final course in the sequence.
  2. In situations when a student encounters academic difficulty and cannot progress through the normal Health Center course sequence, the student must audit the most recently completed Health Center course in order to remain current with Health Center policies and procedures and to maintain doctor/patient skills and interactions.
  3. Because not all possibilities may be anticipated, each student’s situation will be reviewed individually by the Health Center leadership team to determine the best course of action, including verification of proficiency, for student learning, student success and quality patient care.

National Board Requirements for Academic Progress

Students matriculating into the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program in September 2013 and thereafter are subject to the following policy concerning National Board Requirements.

  1. In addition to any other requirements, a student must pass all six components of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Part I examination in order to begin the Trimester 8 outpatient clinic experience.
  2. In addition to any other requirements, a student must pass all six components of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Part II examination in order to graduate.

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 is accepted to fulfill degree requirements at Logan. 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 is accepted to fulfill degree requirements at Logan. 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 is accepted to fulfill degree requirements at Logan. 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.