Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to calculate your GPA: (grades x credits)/credits = GPA

Step One: Calculate how many credit hours you have of each letter grade

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Number of Credit HoursGradeTotal Grade Points (Hours x Grade Points)
3 A 12
3 B 9
3 C 6
4 D 4
3 F 0
Total: 16   Total: 31

Step Two: Divide total grade points by total number of hours

  • 31 grade points / 16 credit hours = 1.9375 GPA
  • (This person would be placed on Academic Probation)

For more information about grades and grade points, including W, WF, CR, etc. Please visit Grade and Grade Points in the catalog.

I want to drop a class, should I?

If you are having trouble in a course, talk to your instructor about getting help, tutoring, extra credit, or about taking an incomplete before you decide to drop the course. DO NOT just stop going to class! If dropping the course is the best option for you, you will need to initiate the drop request through the Registrar’s website via their online form, your instructor cannot do this for you.

Schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to go over possible impacts of dropping a course.

Dropping a course or withdrawing from the university (dropping all classes in term) may impact:

The rules for dropping a class depends on how far into the semester you have gone. Please visit the Registrar’s website for specific information on dropping a course. Please visit the Academic Calendar for specific dates.

For more information on dropping a course, including the limit on courses dropped, please visit Dropping a Course in the catalog.

I need to drop all my classes, what should I do?

If you are needing to drop all of your classes you will need to formally withdraw from the university. This does not mean that you have to reapply to attend the next semester. If you do not take classes at TWU for more one academic year, you will need to reapply.

Please visit the Registrar’s website, Office of Student Life, and the Academic Catalog for more specific information about withdrawing from the university.

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