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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.

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 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. 

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 [email protected] for clarification.