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2017-2018 Student Handbook & University Policies 
2017-2018 Student Handbook & University Policies [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DCP Progression Policy AS.040

LU Policy Number: AS.040

Effective Date: 8/26/2018

Approval Date: 8/26/2018

Revised Date: N/A

Purpose: To support students graduating from the COC within 150% of completion.

Additional Authority: N/A

Scope: COC Students

Approval Authority: President

Responsible Authority: Academic Affairs-Student

Definitions: N/A


Policy Title

DCP Progression Policy

Policy Statement

In accordance with the Council on Chiropractic Education Policy 56 which states that at least 70% of entering students must complete the Doctor of Chiropractic Program within 150% of the time normally designated for completion of the degree, each student enrolled in the DCP will be required to successfully complete an average of 18 credits per quarter in residence which will be checked in 4 quarter increments.


Every College of Chiropractic student who has completed 4, 8, and 12 quarters in residence will be audited by a Specialized Professional Advisor (SPA) to determine if they have successfully completed the average number of credit hours attempted per quarters in residence in the DCP. 

Credit hours required for successful completion are:

  • 72 credit hours after 4 quarters in residence

  • 144 credit hours after 8 quarters in residence

  • 216 credit hours after 12 quarters in residence

Any student that is found in non-compliance with the policy will be placed on an Academic Performance Contract, receive 4 quarter degree plan, and required to meet with a SPA until they are back on track for completion.

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