Student Evaluation and How to Appeal



Grade and evaluation reports are made available to each student as soon as practical after the completion of each basic science course and after each clinical rotation. The Indiana University School of Medicine evaluation system is based on Honors, High Pass, Pass, Isolated Deficiency, Incomplete, Withdraw, and Fail. The assignment and distribution of grades in a particular course will depend on the performance of each individual student in meeting the stated objectives of the course as determined by course faculty.

  • Honors signifies exceptional and superior performance.
  • High Pass signifies above average performance.
  • Pass signifies satisfactory performance.
  • Incomplete signifies that extenuating circumstances have prevented the student from completing the course requirements. The Incomplete must be removed before the student may proceed into the next year of study.
  • Withdrawal signifies that the student withdrew before completing course objectives, and
  • Fail signifies that the student has not performed satisfactorily.
  • The Isolated Deficiency is used only for the clinical rotations and signifies that a student has performed adequately, except for a particular area of weakness in one of the six competencies. The student must complete remedial work in the designated competency to pass the rotation.

How to Appeal Failing, Unsatisfactory, or ID Grades

»Grade Appeal Policy — Competency Appeal Process — OSCE Remediation

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