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Grading Policy

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The Art of Education University uses the following grading scale to compute grade point averages and assign grades. Transfer credits are not included in the GPA. Master’s degree students can view their GPA in their AOEU account on the Manage My Degree page.

Grading Scale

Letter GradePercentageGPA
FBelow 60%0.0

Grading Requirements

Students must earn a final grade of B (80%) or higher, or a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, to earn graduate credit for coursework to count toward program completion.

Evaluation Method

Instructors use course rubrics and assignment guidelines to evaluate discussion board posts and assignments. Students are encouraged to work on assignments in their numerical order.


Most courses are asynchronous with weekly due dates but no required login times. Capstone Research requirements include several synchronous activities to plan and present the final capstone project. All other courses are asynchronous.

Late Work

Assignment deadlines are posted in the course calendar in the LMS. Unexcused late work will be noted by the instructor and result in a point deduction according to the grading rubric. It is the student’s responsibility to check the grade book frequently. Any questions or concerns should be brought to the attention of the course instructor. Students should contact their AOEU instructor immediately to discuss extension options should an unforeseeable circumstance prevent them from completing an assignment by the due date. Issues with technology are not grounds for late work extensions.

Assignment Extensions

AOEU instructors will work with students to set reasonable extensions (an agreed upon time frame by both the instructor and student) for assignments when unforeseen situations arise. To qualify for an extension, students must reach out to their instructor at least 24 hours before a deadline to communicate their inability to complete the assignment on time. Point deductions will not occur for prearranged and instructor-approved extensions. Point deductions will occur if the instructor is notified within 24 hours or after the assignment due date.

Religious Observances

AOEU will reasonably accommodate the religious observances of individual students in regard to due dates and course requirements. Religious observance includes all aspects of religious observance and practice as well as belief. To request accommodation, students shall provide instructors with at least one week notice of the date or dates they will observe a religious holiday. Students may work ahead of the deadline or request an assignment extension not to exceed one week. Religious observance does not relieve students from responsibility for any part of the course work required during the period of absence.

Course Incompletes

All work must be completed by the course end date, regardless of extensions given within the course for individual assignments. If special circumstances arise regarding the end date of a course, students should reach out to their instructor. In extenuating circumstances, an incomplete of no more than seven days may be granted beyond the end date of a course. Course incompletes may be granted by the faculty of record and must be requested prior to the course end date. Incompletes are only granted for extenuating, unpredictable, life-altering circumstances. They are not granted to provide a student more time to complete a course.

Course Repeat Policy

Students may repeat a course to earn a better grade. All course attempts will be included on the student record. Only the most recent grade will factor into the student’s GPA. Students’ satisfactory academic progress is impacted when they earn a C (79%) or less in a given course or receive a final grade of W (withdrawal.) In order to repeat a course, all applicable fees and tuition must be paid.  Coursework is presumed to be original work that has not previously been submitted in another course without prior written approval from the instructor. This includes previously or concurrently submitted coursework and coursework from withdrawn courses, per the Academic Integrity policy.

Grade Processing and Timeline

Final grades are posted on the student’s records page 10 calendar days after the course end date. Students will receive an email notification when grades are ready to view. They may then order an official transcript.

Students can download an unofficial transcript or certificate of course completion as soon as the final grades are posted. 

Transcript Request

Students may request an official transcript when the certificate of completion is available. These requests are processed within two business days.

If you have specific questions or concerns not addressed here,  contact help@theartofeducation.edu for clarification.