May 16, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Examination Procedures


 


 

Examination Administration

Examinations and quizzes will be given at the time and date established by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and/or his/her designee.

  • Students must be seated in their designated seats prior to the published examination time.
  • Students who receive testing accommodations will have an examination start and stop time determined by the Center for Academic Performance (CAP).
  • Testing and Evaluation Services shall be responsible for identifying those students late for seating. Testing and Evaluation Services shall report all late students to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and/or his/her designee immediately following the examination.                     
  • Students who arrive late to an examination will receive no additional time to take the examination. They will be required to stop taking the examination at the published stop time.                    
  • Students found out of compliance with this procedure may be subject to disciplinary action including loss of examination points. Students should consult the course syllabus for additional information.
  • For the first late arrival to a pre-clinical curriculum examination/quiz in a semester, a student will lose 10% of the total number of raw points on the exam/quiz. If this adjustment happens to contribute to a course grade that falls below the pass/fail cut score for the course, the student’s grade may be adjusted to the passing cut score. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or his/her designee reserves the right to excuse the 10% penalty.
  • After the first late arrival to a pre-clinical curriculum examination/quiz in a semester, a student will receive a 0 (zero) for any subsequent examinations/quizzes to which he/she arrives late in that semester. Course failures that result from such repeated occurrences will not be adjusted.
  • Students who receive testing accommodations will have an examination start and stop time determined by the Center for Academic Performance (CAP), this will also apply to quizzes when they are administered by CAP.
  • Following a pre-clinical curriculum quiz, students will have 2 business hours in which to upload the quiz. If the quiz is not uploaded on time, the student will lose 10% of the total number of raw points on the quiz and will be considered similarly to a late arrival as discussed in above.
  • Late/missed examination procedures during clinical clerkships will be outlined in clerkship syllabi.

Make-up Examinations

Students are expected to take course exams on the date and time established by the course director or on the course syllabus. In extraordinary circumstances students may be approved to take make‐up exams on an alternate date or time at the discretion of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and/or his/her designee. 

Requests based on an excused absence, including observance of a religious holy day UNTHSC Policy 07.103 (Absence for Religious Holy Day), must be submitted to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and/or his/her designee at least five (5) days before the date of the regularly scheduled exam.

Requests for absence due to illness or injury must be supported by documentation from a licensed health care provider that specifies the date the medical leave begins, the date the medical leave ends, and whether any restrictions to activities are present. 

Documentation for extraordinary absences will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and/or his designee.

National Board Examinations

All students are required to take and pass COMLEX I, COMLEX II-CE, and COMLEX II-PE in order to graduate. Students who do not pass COMLEX I, COMLEX II-CE or COMLEX II-PE must appear before the SPC. The SPC may recommend academic leave to enable preparation for re-examination. Otherwise, students will continue in the degree program on a provisional basis pending results of the re-examination. A student who does not achieve a passing score as determined by the NBOME on any part within three attempts may be dismissed from the DO degree program.