The American University of Anguilla School of Medicine publishes the AUA Student Handbook of Policies and Procedures each semester. The AUA Student Handbook supersedes information provided on this website. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of all regulations contained in the Student Handbook and any changes or modifications. Listed below is a partial list of the university's academic policies. See the handbook for a complete listing.
Registration of New Students
At the beginning of each semester, all students must confirm their registration in person prior to the start of classes. Any specified documentation upon which the student’s admission is contingent must be on file at that time. Registration is not complete and enrollment is not official until tuition and fees are paid in full and confirmation is completed. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that payment is received in the Anguilla’s office by the established due dates announced each semester. Questions regarding tuition and fees, payments, returned checks, late fees, and refunds should be directed to the AUA Office of the Anguilla.
Basic Science Program: A passing grade of 70% (equivalent to a grade of C) is required in all courses. Any grade below 70% is considered failing (equivalent to a grade of “F”). Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in order to make satisfactory academic progress. Students who receive a grade of “F” in any course will be placed on academic probation. Failure to pass a repeated course with a grade of “C” or better is grounds for dismissal from the medical program. Maximum time frame for completion cannot exceed 150% of the required credits for graduation.
Course examinations: With the exception of students on an approved leave of absence, all students are expected to sit for scheduled examinations. Students unable to do so by virtue of illness must present documentation that they were under the care of a physician at the time of the examination. The form of the makeup examination will be at the discretion of the course instructor. In lieu of a makeup examination, the individual instructor may elect to average all of the student’s other examinations in the course and use the averaged examination score in place of the missed examination.
Attendance: Attendance is mandatory for 80% of all classes and 100% of all labs, examinations, and clinical clerkships. Unavoidable and/or unexcused absences are addressed on a case-by-case basis. However, excessive lateness or absence from a course may result in a failing grade. Students who require an extended absence from class may request a Leave of Absence (emergency or academic).
A student who receives a failing grade in any course during the Basic Science segment will be placed on academic probation for the following term. If the student successfully passes the course(s) in the probationary term and the student’s cumulative GPA is 2.0 or greater, the probation designation will be lifted. However, any subsequent failure in a repeated course or during a probationary term will be considered grounds for academic dismissal. Students with cumulative grade point averages below 2.0 will remain on Academic Probation until the student’s GPA reaches or exceeds 2.0. During the clinical science portion of the curriculum the student will be placed on probation if a failing grade is received in any required or elective rotation. A student who fails a repeated rotation or fails two rotations will be academically dismissed.