EdD Grading Standards

Grade points are earned as follows for each credit hour:

A - 4 grade points - Excellent

B - 3 grade points - Good

C - 2 grade points - Satisfactory

Grade designations for which grade points are not earned include:

S Satisfactory.  Used for ED9800 Dissertation Proposal, or ED9900 Dissertation Completion upon successful defense of the dissertation proposal or defense.
NC Not Complete.  Used for ED9800 Dissertation Proposal, ED9900 Dissertation Completion, and Dissertation extension courses if a student is unable to successfully complete the respective dissertation course during the trimester.
F Failure. The student failed to meet the minimum requirements of the course.
I Incomplete. The student did not complete all requirements of the course at the time of grading.  Requirements must be completed within four (4) weeks of the end of the trimester.
U Unsatisfactory.  The student did not complete all requirements of the dissertation proposal or completion course and must retake the last extension course, after consultation with the dissertation chair.
W Withdrawal. The student voluntarily withdrew from the course or was dropped from the course before completing 60 percent of the academic term. This grade has no bearing on the grade point average but may affect eligibility for financial aid.

Grade point average is determined by dividing total grade points earned by total hours attempted. GPA may be figured for each term (term GPA), for all hours attempted at the university (cumulative GPA), or for courses in a major (major GPA). Credits and grade points earned at other universities or colleges are not included in GPA calculations at NAU.

Students will be informed of their progress in each course on a regular basis by grades given on tests, papers, and other assignments.