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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. Grade point averages are calculated to include AOEU credits only. Master’s degree students can view their GPA on the Course Records page of the AOEU website. 

Grading Scale

Letter GradePercentageGPA
A90-100%4.0
B80-89%3.0
C70-79%2.0
D60-69%1.0
F0-590.0

Grading Requirements

  • Master’s degree students must earn a B (80%) or higher, or a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, upon completion of each course to earn graduate credit toward program completion.
  • Graduate students must earn a B (80%) or higher at the completion of each course to earn graduate credit.

Repeating a Course

All students may repeat a course to earn a better grade. In order to repeat a course, all applicable fees and tuition must be paid. All course attempts will be included in the official transcript. Only the most recent grade will factor into the student’s GPA.

Academic Probation

Master’s degree students must earn a B (80%) or above, or a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, upon completion of each course to earn graduate credit toward program completion. Master’s degree students earning 79% or less on program courses will be placed on academic probation until the course is retaken with an earned grade of 80% or higher. In order to repeat a course, all applicable fees and tuition must be paid.

Evaluation Method

Students are expected to submit assignments by the due date and participate in all discussions. Posts and peer responses will be evaluated by the instructor using the course rubric and assignment guidelines. Students are encouraged to work on assignments in their numerical order. 

Grade Book

Ongoing course grades are posted in the LMS grade book and can be accessed by students at any time. It is the student’s responsibility to check the online grade book frequently. Students are encouraged to check for accuracy and contact the course instructor with specific questions or concerns about any given assignment.

Note: The LMS online grade book does not serve as an official transcript.

Certificate of Completion

Official Certificates of Completion will be available to students who have completed all steps of the course enrollment process, including the submission of official transcripts confirming an earned bachelor’s degree or higher from other institutions. Once a student’s file is complete, AOEU Certificates of Completion can be downloaded from the student’s Course Records page on the AOEU website. Certificates of Completion will be available seven days after the course end date. Students will receive an email notification when their Certificate of Completion becomes available for download.

How do I submit an official transcript from another college or university outside of AOEU?

There are two options for sending official transcripts:

  • Digital: The issuing institution can email digital transcripts directly to AOEU’s registrar transcripts@theartofeducation.edu
  • Hard copy: The issuing institution can mail your official transcript directly to AOEU’s registrar at The Art of Education University, Attention: Registrar, 518 Main St. Suite A, Osage, IA 50461

Once official documentation of an earned bachelor’s degree or higher has been received and reviewed, AOEU course records will be available to current and future students.

Transcript Request

Graduate students may request an official paper or electronic transcript once notification of a Certificate of Completion is received. To request an official transcript:

  1. Log into your AOEU account.
  2. Select “Records.”
  3. Select “Request Official Transcript” (bottom of the page).

Graduate Credit – The Art of Education University

Individual Courses: The final grade and number of credits earned will be indicated on the Certificate of Completion available seven days after the course end date. The Certificate of Completion can be downloaded from the Records page on the AOEU website. Once official Certificates of Completion have been received, students may request an official paper or electronic transcript by selecting the “Request Official Transcript” button on the bottom of the Records page. There is a $10 charge for each requested transcript.

Master’s Degree Program: Upon successful completion of the master’s degree program, all graduates receive a complimentary official transcript with their diploma. Additional transcripts can be requested at any time after program completion. There is a $10 charge for each requested transcript.

Graduate Credit – Morningside College

The final grade and number of credits earned will be indicated on the Certificate of Completion available seven days after the course end date. The Certificate of Completion can be downloaded from the Course Records page on the AOEU website. Once official Certificates of Completion have been received, students may request an official paper or electronic transcript by selecting the “Request Official Transcript” button on the bottom of the records page. There is a $7.50 charge for each requested transcript.

Change of Grade and Grade Appeal Procedure

A student may appeal the grade for an individual assignment and/or final course.

If a student feels a grade is an unfair representation of his/her achievement, the student should first contact the instructor. If the outcome of this correspondence is unsatisfactory, the student should contact the Dean of Instruction who will discuss the issue with the instructor. The student will receive a response within five business days of filing the complaint.


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