Grade Requirements

No course with a grade below B is accepted toward a doctoral degree at the University.

The doctoral student is expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least B (3.00). When a student’s cumulative grade point average on graduate-level work falls below B during any one semester or full summer session of twelve weeks, or when a student receives a single grade of D, F, or WF, the student is placed on academic probation and notified of this status. Should a student receive two failing grades (F or WF) within a single semester, the student will be dismissed immediately without a probation semester.  Earning a grade of D, F, WF, or failure to restore the cumulative GPA to 3.00 or above during the next enrollment results in dismissal from the Graduate School. The grade record at Texas Woman’s University cannot be improved by attendance at another university. Students who have been suspended may reapply to the TWU Graduate School when 10 years have elapsed after the suspension.

Degree programs in the various colleges have different criteria/expectations when a student earns a grade of C.  If a doctoral student earns a grade of C, continuation in the degree program is reviewed by the student’s advisory committee. A student is not allowed to continue in the doctoral program if there are two failing grades (F or WF) in the doctoral program.

Notifications and Communications

Notification of probation or dismissal/suspension status will be sent to the student's TWU email address.  

 All official communications will be sent to students' TWU email accounts. Students are responsible for all emails sent to their TWU email account from a university office or personnel. 

Students enrolled for credit or non-credit classes are assigned a TWU email address for receiving announcements, correspondence, and other important messages (including payment deadlines and financial aid information).  Messages delivered to the TWU email address will be considered officially delivered.