GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma Program

General Statement: This policy outlines general requirements and information for program completion and eligibility to receive the program diploma.

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of didactic courses with a grade point average of at least 70% (C).

  • For Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program: A student who earns a grade lower than a “C” in any Module I course may not progress to the next module until the course(s) has been satisfactorily repeated. A student who earns a grade lower than a “C” in any Module II  courses may not progress to Clinical 3 until the course(s) has been satisfactorily repeated.

  • Scoring at least 70% (C) on all course-level final exams. Students who earn a passing overall grade for a course but fail a final exam (score below 70%) will be assigned a grade of “I” (Incomplete) for the course and will be required to retake and pass the final exam within 14 days from grade notification. Failure to receive a passing score on the final exam within 14 days and to resolve the Incomplete grade will result in a failing grade for the entire course and will require a course repeat.

  • Successful completion of the required laboratory performance/competencies check- offs for each laboratory course and the program as a whole, if applicable.

  • Minimum satisfactory average score on clinical 1, 2, and 3 evaluations.

  • Completion of the Capstone Portfolio project.

  • 80% overall cumulative attendance

 

Additional Requirements

  • Resolution of all unexcused absences prior to the last day of the program

  • Returning all items that belong to the program /school, or making restitution for any lost or damaged program/school property such as library/classroom books, charts, models, simulation equipment, etc.

  • Payment of all outstanding fees, per enrollment contract.

  • Completing and submitting the program completion form and documents.

 

Selected Program Codes

  • Graduate: a student who has completed all academic and met all administrative graduation requirements.

  • Completer: a student who has completed all didactic program coursework and all required clinical externship hours but has not completed or submitted required program completion documents or forms; has not met financial obligations, and/or has not returned program / school property items.