Course Guidelines

Grading Procedures

Instructors will review each exam taken during the course of study within two to three weeks of the exam's completion. Results will be forwarded to the student by email or conventional mail. 

Students are advised to make notes concerning their weak areas when they receive exam results. Where exam scores indicate difficulty in a particular area, students may consult the Registrar to arrange for tutorial sessions with the instructor.

Online courses are marked immediately, and marks transfer to an unofficial transcript which the student can view only. Official transcripts are sent by mail at the completion of the program.

Grade Scale

To maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, ICNH-TCM Students must earn no less than a grade of “C” (1.0) or “Pass” in all ICNH-TCM coursework. A “P” must be received in all clinical work.

The standard Grading System for ICNH-TCM is as follows:

Work is graded according to the following scale

Category Grade Percentage Grade Point
Exceptional
A+
95-100
4.0
Excellent
A
90-94
3.5
Very Good
B+
85-89
3.0
Good
B
80-84
2.5
Satisfactory C+ 75-79 2.0
Minimal Pass
C
70-74
1.0
Fail
F
Below 70
0.0

 

Pass P Not counted in GPA
Credit by Transfer CBT Not counted in GPA
Incomplete INC Requirements not met
Course In Progress IP Not counted in GPA
Withdrew or failed course in progress FIP Not counted in GPA
Withdrew W Not counted in GPA
Audit AU Not counted in GPA
Completed requirements CR Not counted in GPA
Exempt EX Not counted in GPA

General Information

A transcript is a record of academic work undertaken at The International College of Natural Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Students are responsible for supplying official transcripts for work completed at other institutions. Transcripts issued directly to students by the Virtual Classroom are marked “issued to student” and are not considered to be official.

A student is in good standing unless otherwise noted.

The academic year is a 12 month year.

GPA (Grade Point Average) is obtained by dividing the number of course units completed by the grade points assigned to the mark received. An overall GPA will represent the mark for a full program.

Records Retention

As required by education law, all exams remain in the student's file and are stored for seven years.  Note:  All acupuncture students who studied with Paul Henderson, all your records are safely stored on ICNH-TCM premises.  

T2202A forms are mailed out during the month of February for tuition payments made during the period from January to December of the previous calendar year. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain a current mail address with the school.

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