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Graduation Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements in order to receive the Master of Occupational Therapy degree.
1. A TWU Intent to Graduate form must be submitted at the beginning of the MOT program
2. Completion of 76 credit hours in the MOT program
3. Cumulative GPA in the TWU MOT program of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
4. No more than two course grades of C
5. Completion of the master’s thesis
6. Completion of competency package
7. Completion of two Level-II fieldwork rotations
8. Completion of the NBCOT and state licensure applications

Grading Policies

The following course grade designations will be used in the MOT Program:
A - Excellent
B – Satisfactory, Above Average
C – Average
D- Below Average
F- Failure, Not Competent
I- Incomplete
IP - In Progress
W – Withdrawal

The following policies will apply to the above letter grade designations:
1. Students may receive final course grades of C in no more than two MOT courses.
2. Students may repeat graduate courses earned at TWU once regardless of the prior grade in the course. The most recent grade earned will calculate into the cumulative grade point average and can only count once toward graduation requirements.
3. The final grade of Incomplete (I) is rarely issued and is granted solely at the discretion of the Director of the MOT Program for serious extenuating circumstances. The “I” grade cannot be used to enable a student to do additional work to raise a deficient grade. Any assigned grade of “I” must be removed within 3.0 weeks; otherwise, the grade becomes an “F.”
4. Students withdrawing from a course or the MOT program must contact the MOT Program Director and initiate the official TWU withdrawal process and required documentation. Failure to do so will result in a grade of “F” (failure) in the classes in which the student is registered for the semester and the student will receive no refund of fees paid.
5. Students withdrawing from the MOT program may apply for re-admission 1 time; re-admission will follow the academic curriculum cycle (i.e., re-entry will occur when the course is offered again, which will be the re-entry point into the MOT Program unless it is a Level-II FW Course.
6. A student will be placed on academic probation when his or her cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 in the MOT program. While on academic probation, the student may continue his or her studies so long as each semester’s GPA is 3.5 or greater. Upon achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, the student will be removed from probationary status.