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Student Withdrawal, Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal

Progression Policy

Students must achieve a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher in all required courses and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 at the end of each semester in order to continue in the respiratory therapy technology sequence. Students who are considered to be withdrawn or failed after admission to the respiratory therapy program are as follows:

  • One who earns a grade less than a "C" (2.0) in a required course
  • One who withdraws from a RTT course, or interrupts the respiratory therapy technology course sequence as written in the roadmap for any reason
  • One whose clinical or laboratory grade is failing or unsatisfactory for an RTT course
  • One who fails to complete RTT course requirements as outlined in the course syllabus
  • One who does not have a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of the Semester

Students in the withdrawn or failed category may apply for reentry to the respiratory therapy technology program one time only.

Students have the responsibility to initiate a meeting with the program director to discuss the reentry policy and process. This should be done at the earliest possible date.

Students seeking readmission to the RTT program must submit a written request to the Program Director and must meet the RTT academic requirements in the catalog year in effect at the time of program reentry. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 from Kent State University is required for readmission to the RTT program. Reentry to the RTT program is based upon the decision of the Admission/Readmission Committee and seat availability.

Students reentering the RTT program must provide documentation of current annual Mantoux test or TB titer, renewed American Heart Association CPR for the Health Care Provider, repeat BCI/FBI background check reports, repeat drug testing and satisfactorily demonstrate previously learned skills prior to the first day of class.

Any student who fails to meet the respiratory therapy technology program requirements a second time will be dismissed from the respiratory therapy program and not be eligible to begin another RTT course or be eligible for readmission