Adding a Course

Students wishing to add a course must obtain approval from the lead teacher of the course as well as their academic advisor. During specified periods each semester, students may add a course. Courses may not be added after the first one-eighth of the class schedule. Dates and deadlines are posted in the Academic calendar.
 
Guidelines: 
Dates and deadlines are posted in the Academic calendar 
To add a course, students must complete the ADD/DROP/WITHDRAW form available on the college website, or from the Registrar. 
The form must be completed with appropriate signatures attained, and turned in to the Registrar’s Office by the student before the transaction is considered official. 
The date the form is turned in to the Registrar is considered the official date of the transaction.
Saint Luke’s College Policy AP-060 - Effective 10.29.2015
 

Withdrawal from a Course

Students may withdraw from a course without graduate assessment up to and including completion of two-thirds of the class schedule. Dates and deadlines are posted in the Academic calendar. After two-thirds of the class has been completed a grade will be assigned and recorded. A student may withdraw from a maximum of three courses throughout their program of study. Students who desire to withdraw from a course should obtain the ADD/DROP/WITHDRAW form from the Registrar’s office. The completed form, with the signature of the academic advisor, must be forwarded to the Registrar by the student. 
  • In a 15-week class, two-thirds of the course would be up to and including the completion of the tenth week of class 
  • In an 8-week class, two-thirds of the course would be 51/2 weeks into the course. 
  • In a 5-week class, two-thirds of the course would be 31/2 weeks into the course. 
Guidelines: 
  • To withdraw from a course, students must complete the ADD/DROP/WITHDRAW form available on the College website, or from the Registrar. 
  • The form must be completed with appropriate signatures attained, and turned in to the Registrar’s Office by the student before the transaction is considered official. 
  • The date the form is turned in to the Registrar is considered the official date of the transaction. 
Saint Luke’s College Policy AP-038 - Approved 5.9.2014
 

Dropping a Course 

After consultation with the academic adviser and lead course instructor, a student may elect to drop a course. The course may be dropped up to and including completion of one-eighth of the class schedule. 

Guidelines:

  • Dates and deadlines are posted in the Academic calendar

  • To drop a course, students must complete the ADD/DROP/WITHDRAW form available on the college website, or from the Registrar. 

  • The form must be completed with appropriate signatures attained, and turned in to the Registrar’s Office by the student before the transaction is considered official. 

  • The date the form is turned in to the Registrar is considered the official date of the transaction. 

Saint Luke’s College Policy AP-061 - Effective 10.29.2015
 

Withdrawal from a Course without Grade Assessment 

Students may withdraw from a course without graduate assessment up to and including completion of two-thirds of the class schedule. Dates and deadlines are posted in the Academic calendar. After two-thirds of the class has been completed a grade will be assigned and recorded. A student may withdraw from a maximum of three courses throughout their program of study. Students who desire to withdraw from a course should obtain the ADD/DROP/WITHDRAW form from the Registrar’s office. The completed form, with the signature of the academic advisor, must be forwarded to the Registrar by the student.

  • In a 15 week class, two-thirds of the course would be up to and including the completion of the tenth week of class
  • In an 8 week class, two-thirds of the course would be 51/2 weeks into the course.
  • In a 5 week class, two-thirds of the course would be 31/2 weeks into the course.
  • To withdraw from a course, students must complete the ADD/DROP/WITHDRAW form available on the college website, or from the Registrar.
  • The form must be completed with appropriate signatures attained, and turned in to the Registrar’s Office by the student before the transaction is considered official.
  • The date the form is turned in to the Registrar is considered the official date of the transaction.

Saint Luke’s College Policy AP-038 - Approved 5.9.2014

Withdrawal from the College 

A student may withdraw from Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences at any time. The official date of the withdrawal is used to compute tuition and financial aid. A grade of “W” is recorded on the academic record for the semester. As designated by policies, the transcript will state if the student is dismissed from the nursing program. 

Guidelines
To officially withdraw from the College, a student must obtain a Student Withdrawal Form from the registrar. The form must be completed and returned to the registrar. 

Procedure
Verbal communication to individual instructors of intent to withdraw or failure to attend classes in not considered an official withdrawal. Notification of the student’s withdrawal is sent to each course instructor by the Registrar. 

A financial aid exit interview is required if the student received Financial Aid while enrolled at the college. The Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences student identification badge must also be returned.

Saint Luke’s College Policy AP-040 - Approved 9.9.2015

Dismissal from the College 

A student may be dismissed from the undergraduate nursing program at Saint Luke’s College for the following reasons:

  • A student does not enroll for two consecutive semesters, excluding the summer term.
  • A student fails to complete the nursing curriculum in four calendar years.
  • A student fails to achieve a satisfactory grade in a repeated nursing course, including elective courses.
  • A student withdraws from more than three nursing courses.
  • A student who receives unsatisfactory grades in any two nursing courses throughout the curriculum will be dismissed from the program. Although a student who received an unsatisfactory grade in a course may retake the course and earn a passing grade, the original grade will still be counted in the dismissal policy.
  • Additional reasons for dismissal appear in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog. 

Student academic progression will be determined each semester by the Registrar.
Saint Luke’s College Policy AP-034 - Effective 9.9.2015

Repeating a Course 

A student may repeat a course only once. A student receiving an unsatisfactory grade of D or F in a nursing course at Saint Luke’s College must repeat the course at the College. 

Guidelines
If the student drops a course (refer to the Dropping a Course policy), the next enrollment in the course is not considered a repeat. If the student withdraws from a course (refer to the Withdraw from a Course policy) or completes the course to the point of receiving a grade, the next enrollment in the same course is considered a repeat of the course. If the student received a grade the first time enrolled in the course, this grade, as well as the second or repeated grade, will be recorded on the transcript. The student’s cumulative grade point average will reflect the grade received when the course was repeated. 

Nursing electives with a grade of D or F may be repeated either through retaking the same course or taking another elective. If another nursing elective is taken, the grade for each course will be recorded on the transcript, and the cumulative grade point average will include each course completed.

Procedure
Students who receive an unsatisfactory grade in any two nursing courses within their program of study will be dismissed from the program. Although a student who received an unsatisfactory grade may retake a course and earn a passing grade, the original grade will still be counted in the dismissal policy.

Saint Luke’s College Policy AP-029 - Approved 9.9.2015

Student Progress Report

Students in a course who are identified at risk for academic or clinical failure will be provided assistance by course lead faculty.

Rationale
As students progress through curricular content and clinical practice, faculty shall guide student remediation in order to facilitate student success in the program. Faculty role includes evidence of a faculty/student progression plan that outlines student deficit, steps to achieve satisfactory performance, a timeline for re-evaluation of student progression, and elements that support eventual dismissal for students who do not meet required standards in either academic or non-academic conduct.

Procedure
When a student’s academic or nonacademic performance in a course is unsatisfactory, that student is considered at risk for failure in the course. Once the need for student remediation is identified, the lead faculty of the course will:

1. Notify the at-risk student of concern and potential failure and prepare a Progress Report that will be discussed with the student.
2. Faculty will request signature/date of the remediation plan following a face-to-face meeting to review the Progress Report. Copies of the signed Progress Report will be given to the student, Registrar, and Academic Dean. (See Progress Report Form), with the faculty retaining the original signed copy.
3. The course faculty determines required and/or adjunctive learning activities, in conversation with the student regarding individual learning needs and recognized deficits.
4. The course faculty will document the measurable level of achievement or mastery of competency that must be met to demonstrate satisfactory performance and progression.
5. A timeline will be determined and delineated in which proficiency must be demonstrated.
6. Periodic follow-up between faculty and student prior to final determination of student status should be documented. This timeline will be included in the Progress Report.
7. Faculty will suggest additional available internal and external resources for the student as indicated. These sources may include but are not limited to: counseling, financial aid, faculty, individual, group or peer tutoring, community resources, simulation experiences, textbooks, journal articles and review questions.

Saint Luke’s College Policy AP-035 - Approved 9.9.2015