Enrollment Services

Committee on Academic and Professional Progress (CAPP)

The Committee on Academic & Professional Progress (“CAPP”) monitors student adherence to academic and professional standards.

CAPP Phase 1

Phase 1 evaluates the records of students in the College of Medicine pathway programs on the basis of NEOMED CAPP Academic Guidelines in order to evaluate: academic performance and progress; unprofessional behavior or violations of the partner institution student conduct policies; requests to alter progression through the program (such as Leaves of Absence or Program Extensions); or failure to comply with CAPP academic actions and requirements.

Continued enrollment in the B.S./M.D., Bacc/MD, or Post Bacc/MD program or promotion to NEOMED is contingent upon petition by the student and a positive recommendation of the Committee on Academic and Professional Progress (CAPP). Recommendations are based upon the promotion criteria as defined by CAPP.

Effective September 2013

Phase 1 Requirements

Students provisionally admitted to a partner pathway program from 2015 through 2017


Students joining a NEOMED partner pathway early assurance program starting with the 2017 – 2018 application cycle accepting offers of early assurance in spring 2018 should refer to the most recent version of the NEOMED Compass (Catalog/Handbook) for admission criteria and Early Assurance application procedures.

NEOMED Early Assurance Programs

  • Early Assurance – Undergraduate Program partners
    • University of Akron
    • Baldwin-Wallace University
    • Bowling Green State University
    • Cleveland State University
    • Hiram College
    • Kent State University
    • Youngstown State University
  • Early Assurance – Post-Baccalaureate Program partner
    • Partnership for Urban Health with Cleveland State University

CAPP Phase 2

The Phase 2 evaluates the records of students on the basis of CAPP Academic Guidelines in order to: evaluate academic performance and assess intellectual readiness; review unprofessional behavior concerns; and evaluate requests for Leave of Absences.

Policies & Criteria

CAPP enforces specific guidelines for academic advancement, while at the same time providing due process and an individual review of each student’s particular situation based on CAPP Academic Guidelines. All CAPP meetings are private and all material presented and discussed is confidential. Students may be required to attend CAPP meetings. Each student is considered individually, on a case-by-case basis and the student’s entire record is evaluated. A strong student support system is the underlying foundation of CAPP. Student Affairs and Enrollment Services staff strives to work with students in a proactive and sensitive manner to provide early intervention, enabling the student to make necessary changes and increase their chances of success in the curriculum.

Learn More

Detailed information about CAPP policies, procedures, and academic criteria can be found in the current Compass.


James Barrett
Sr. Executive Director
Strategic Enrollment Initiatives
Email: jbarrett1@neomed.edu

Enrollment Services

Northeast Ohio Medical University