- What is a "T" grade?
A grade of "T" joined to “C-” thorough “F” may be assigned by an instructor when a student has not completed work for a course. If you do not complete the requirements for a course in which you have received a "T" grade by the end of the sixth week of the following semester, the grade becomes permanent. For example, a "TF" will become an "F," and would be averaged into your GPA as such.
- How do I arrange for a "T" grade to be converted to a regular grade?
It is your responsibility to contact your instructor to make arrangements to complete the course work so that your grade can be changed. “T” grades automatically become permanent (i.e., the "T" is dropped) if course requirements are not completed by the end of the sixth week of the following semester. If your instructor does not submit a grade change form by then, the "T" automatically converts to a permanent grade. Changes of “T” grades submitted after an instructor after the six-week time period must be approved by the dean.
- What if my job interferes with my class?
It is wise to plan carefully to avoid conflicts that would adversely affect your classes. Occasionally, circumstances occur that necessitate discussion with your instructor. Sometimes, arrangements can be worked out to enable you to continue with your course. Discuss this with your instructor.
- What should I do if I get failing or poor grades?
There are many possible reasons that students earn poor grades. Are you attending class? Are you understanding what is expected of you? Do you have problems taking tests? Do you have difficulty reading? Do you need to take a class (or classes) to improve reading, writing or math skills? Begin by talking with your instructor and enlisting his or her aid in sorting out your difficulties. A visit with a counselor or academic advisor might also help.
- What happens if personal reasons require me to discontinue my studies at Touro for a term or two?
You should file a Leave of Absence form with the Office of the Registrar. This form is valid for up to one year. After that a new form must be filed. Students who are on an approved leave do not need to apply for readmission. Students who have extended their leaves should contact the Registrar about filing a new form, or apply for readmission with the Office of Admissions at least six weeks before the start of the semester in which they wish to resume their studies.
- Is readmission automatic?
Yes, if you are coming back after an approved leave of absence, and were in good academic standing when you left. If not, you must submit a readmission application to the Office of Admissions. Upon evaluation, you may be asked to retest or may require the approval of the Committee on Academic Standing (CAS). The Office of Admissions will inform you as to whether you may register for classes or need to appeal to the Committee.