The Department of Linguistics requires a higher minimum cumulative grade point average and higher grades than those acceptable to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. The minimum acceptable passing grade in any course taken by students registered in the MSc and PhD programs in Linguistics is a grade of B-. Grades below a B- count as failing grades. All students pursuing graduate degrees in Linguistics must also maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 throughout the course of the program. A student whose academic standing falls below a grade point average of 3.0 may be required to withdraw at any time.