A gatekeeper course is a crucial building block to completion of a program. A student must pass a gatekeeper course before moving on in the program. Depending on the program, two possible actions may be possible if a student fails a gatekeeper.
- The student is dropped from the program after the gatekeeper course.
- The student is allowed to continue until the end of the semester and then dropped from the program.
The student who fails a gatekeeper will not be allowed to continue in the program or may only be allowed to continue until the end of the semester before being dropped from the program.
A student who fails the gatekeeper course may apply for re-entry in the program with a written request providing and explanation of why they feel they can be successful. Upon re-entry, the student must take the failed gatekeeper course.
A student who is dropped from a program due to failing a gatekeeper course can apply for entry into another program. The student must provide a written request on why they feel they will be more successful in this new program.