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To help you get the most out of your education at George Brown College, the Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies offers a broad range of support services. We can help you find a job or volunteer opportunity, including work-study or peer liaison. There are also counselling services and student success events. And you can qualify for many different bursaries and awards, available exclusively to Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies students.
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Pre-Health Science Program (A102):
Dear Students below you will find useful information for our program. Please review all the material and if you do have any questions, then do not hesitate to speak with your Program Coordinator.
In the Pre-Health Science Policies document, you will find our Evaluation Policies, which are outlined here for quick reference. Each course in Pre-Health Science contains evaluation policies (e.g. test policy, quiz policy, assignment policy, etc.). Every student is responsible to follow the evaluation policies as outlined by the course outline.
The test, quiz, and assignment policies among all courses taught by Pre-Health Science faculty (for BIOL1033, CHEM1014, PREP1015, COMM1003/CESL1003, MATH1096, ANAT1051, CHEM1015, PHY1012, GHUM1025, COMM1007, MATH1097) have been standardized and are given below:
Missed Test Policy: a student who misses a test must:
- contact the course Professor within 24 hours of the missed test via email notification informing the Professor of the absence; and
- within 7 days from the missed test a petition, (which can be downloaded here) has to be provided to the professor in hard copy and signed by the student.
Once the latter two Missed Test Policy criteria are satisfied a deferral of the test is to the end of the term (date and time is set by course Professor) and the test may be comprehensive. A maximum of one test can be deferred. If more than one test is missed, then the test with the higher weight in the course will be made up. All other tests will be given a mark of zero.
Missed Quiz Policy: a student who misses a quiz must:
- contact the course Professor within 24 hours of the missed quiz via email notification informing the Professor of the absence; and
- within 7 days from the missed quiz a petition (which can be downloaded here) has to be provided to the professor in hard copy and signed by the student.
Once the latter two Missed Quiz Policy criteria are satisfied the weight of the quiz is added to the next test (no retakes are given). A maximum of one quiz can be transferred to tests. Any subsequent missed quizzes will receive a mark of zero.
If a student has a hard time in obtaining a petition make-up form, then the student should get in contact with the Program Coordinator.
- In-class Assignments: all in-class assignments must be completed in class and submitted by the designated time to the Professor. Failure of submission will result in a mark of zero. No exceptions and make-ups will be given.
- On-line Assignments: all on-line assignments must be completed and sub- mitted by the date specified on the assignment. Failure of submission will result in a mark of zero. No exceptions and make-ups will be given.
- Take-home Assignments: all take-home assignments must be submitted during class on the specified day and in hard copy (no e-mailed assignments will be accepted) to the Professor. Failure to submit the assignment during class on the due date will result in a late penalty. The maximum grade attainable by all late assignments will be 50%. Assignments submitted 2 business days after the due date will not be accepted.
All other evaluation policies must be followed as per the course outline.