Diploma Program Graduation Requirements

The requirements for obtaining a diploma are as follows:

  1. A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required overall and in the MAJOR CORE.
  2. Each professional course in the healthcare coding, medical assisting, and medical billing and coding diploma program must be completed with a "C" grade. 
  3. A student must successfully complete a specified number of courses or credits at NAU to be eligible to graduate. Non-traditional or prior learning credit does not apply toward the number required.
    1. A minimum of 25% of the total number of program credits must be taken at NAU unless otherwise specified by the degree or articulation.  Non-traditional or prior learning credit cannot apply to this 25% requirement.
  4. A graduation application must be submitted no earlier than three terms and no later than two terms prior to their anticipated graduation date.
  5. The student must satisfy all financial obligations with the university.
  6. Candidates for graduation must have official transcripts from all previous postsecondary institutions on file in the registrar's office. No student will be eligible for graduation while holding a special or non-degree status.
  7. In all diploma programs, a minimum of 48-quarter hours of credit is required; however, specific program requirements may vary.