Policies

Attendance

Students in the Pharm. D. program are expected to attend all scheduled classes and complete all laboratory assignments. Attendance may be recorded and maintained by the respective Departments. Unexcused absence in the Professional Practice Experience course will result in a failing grade of 'F' in the course.


Grading System

A = 4.0 quality points 90 - 100%

B+ = 3.5 quality points 86 - 89%

B = 3.0 quality points 80 - 85%

C+ = 2.5 quality points 76 - 79%

C = 2.0 quality points 70 - 75%

F = 0 quality points Below 70%

P = Pass, no quality points

I/F = Incomplete/Failure

A, B+, B, C+, C, and P are passing grades; F is a failing grade. The I/F is an incomplete grade because of incomplete work that must be completed satisfactorily no later than the last day of the semester in which the student is next enrolled in the College.
The above grading system is currently being implemented by the University. Consequently, the plus (+) grades may or may not appear on the grade report received at the end of each semester

The "P" grade is applicable to the Professional Practice Experience courses. Under this grading system, a student will receive a passing grade of "P" if the work in the course is determined to meet a professional level of competence. The credit hours earned in the course(s) will be computed toward graduation, but will not be computed for the cumulative grade point averages.


Transfer Credit

The Academic Dean of the College of Pharmacy will determine the courses to be accepted for a credit from a regionally accredited college or university for transfer. Only courses with a grade of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or above will be considered for transfer credit. The College of Pharmacy DOES NOT evaluate foreign transcripts. Foreign transfer credits MUST appear on a U.S. regionally accredited college or university transcript prior to consideration by the Academic Dean. Please contact the Office of Student Affairs before submitting foreign transcripts.


Transfer Students

A transfer student is any person who was previously enrolled in a Doctor of Pharmacy program at a college or university other than Howard University whose program was accredited by a United States regional accreditation agency and the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE). To qualify for admission consideration as a transfer student, the applicant must be in good academic standing in all institutions previously attended, in addition to meeting all other requirements. To apply, please submit all application materials listed on page 2, directly to the College of Pharmacy. DO NOT APPLY THROUGH PHARMCAS.

Howard University Policy on Equal Opportunity
In fulfilling its mission, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, handicap, age, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by Federal or District of Columbia law.

This policy covers administration of the University's educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, other University administered programs and employment. Inquiries regarding provisions for handicapped persons, equal opportunity and Title IX should be addressed to the appropriate persons as listed below:

Section 504 Coordinator (Handicapped)
Room 219
Mordecai W. Johnson Building
2400 Sixth Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-2120

Title IX Coordinator
Office of the General Counsel
Suite 321
2400 Sixth Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-2650