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Probation Policy
Probation is a trial period in which the student must improve or be withdrawn from the program. A student may be placed on probation in the program by for any of the following reasons:

1.              Academic failure-- inability to make 70% or better in the lecture or laboratory components.

2.              Unsatisfactory clinical performance-inability to achieve minimum competency performing routine procedures as determined by the clinical faculty.

3.              Inappropriate conduct -- inability to act in a manner that reflects favorably upon the Program.

4.              Inability to maintain physical and mental health necessary to function in the Program.

5.              Failure to develop those qualities considered essential to the ethical practices.

6.              Insubordination-failure to follow written and verbal instructions provided by clinical faculty.


The time and terms of probation are to be determined by the faculty and Program Director. DTI Counselors may be asked to attend the meeting to assist students in meeting the terms of probation. For example, if the student is having attendance issues the counselor can provide counseling on time management or direct the student to a workshop on time management.

Continued problems with one or more of the above standards will result in the student being withdrawn from the Program.

In all instances, the student is provided individual counseling and assistance.

 A student who is not making satisfactory progress as defined above at the completion of a subject class will be placed on academic probation for the next subject class. If a student on academic probation achieves satisfactory progress for the subsequent subject class but does not achieve the required grades to meet overall satisfactory progress for the course, the student may be continued on academic probation for one more subject class. If a student on academic probation fails to achieve satisfactory progress for the first probationary subject class, the student's enrollment will be terminated. The enrollment of a student who fails to achieve overall satisfactory progress for the program at the end of two successive subject classes will be terminated.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

When a student is placed on academic probation, the school will counsel the student prior to the student returning to class. The date, action taken, and terms of probation will be clearly indicated in the student's permanent file.


After one six-week term has elapsed, a student whose enrollment was terminated for unsatisfactory progress may re-enroll in a subsequent term in the next 12 calendar months. Such re-enrollment does not circumvent the approved refund policy.


The school will place a student who returns after his/her enrollment was terminated for unsatisfactory progress on academic probation for the next subject class of the term. The school will advise the student of this action, and it will be documented in the student's file. If the student does not demonstrate satisfactory progress at the end of this probationary period, that student's enrollment will be terminated.


*Incomplete: An "I" for Incomplete is assigned when all the work of a subject class cannot be completed due to circumstances beyond the control of the student. The student may complete the work by the end of the term, or the student can notify the school registrar for readmission for one opportunity to complete the work in a subsequent term beginning no later than 12 calendar months after the end of the term in which the student was assigned the "I". There will be no additional administrative or tuition fees charged for students who exercise this option; however, there may be additional fees for books, supplies, and/or lab equipment.


**Withdrawal: Under Texas Education Code §132.061(f), a student who is obligated for the full tuition and is withdrawing for an appropriate reason unrelated to the student's academic status may request a grade of "I" for incomplete. A "W" for Withdrawal indicates that the student officially withdrew or was administratively withdrawn from the subject class. A student with a grade of "W" cannot complete the course of study and will be issued a refund in accordance with the refund policy below.