NAIT is a fully accredited post-secondary institute operating under the auspices of the Post-Secondary Learning Act, Government of Alberta, Advanced Education.
NAIT uses the Alpha Grading System on a 4.0 scale (effective July 2004). You are assigned a final letter grade when you complete a course. The grading chart relates each letter grade to its corresponding grade point value. NAIT’s Office of the Registrar uses our grading system when assessing outside transcripts reflecting letter grades.
Please note: if a transcript using an Alpha Grading System is submitted from another educational institution, NAIT will award the average percentage that coincides with the Letter Grade, eg., A+ would be given 95%.
For more information please refer to NAIT's Grading Procedure.
|Percentage||Letter Grade||Grade Point||Descriptor|
|The following notations are not calculated in GPA calculations|
|No value||H||No value||Honours|
|No value||TR||No value||Transfer|
|No value||P||No value||Pass|
|No value||CR||No value||Credit Awarded|
|No value||IP||No value||In Progress|
|No value||AU||No value||Audit|
|No value||IN||No value||Incomplete|
|No value||W||No value||Withdraw|
|No value||WF||No value||Withdraw/Fail**|
Courses with a pass mark of D (50%) will use this scale. Courses with a pass mark higher than 50% will follow the above grading guide but the meaning of the letter grade and grade point will change. For example, if 60% is the pass mark and the student has a mark of 58% then a grade of D+ would be reported with 0 for credits obtained. The F designation will appear beside the letter grade.
*The A+ designation was in effect from July 2003–June 2008. It was removed July 2008 and reinstated July 2013.
**WF (Withdrawal Fail) – As of July 2013, this notation is included in GPA calculations.
|H||Honours to indicate superior achievement.|
|P||Pass to indicate fully satisfactory performance.|
|CR||Course credit awarded in accordance with advanced credit/transfer credit policy.|
|CTN||Continued – Course was made up of two parts (A + B) with the final grade and credits for both parts being recorded on part B.|
|AU||Course was audited. No credit is given.|
|W||Withdraw – Student officially withdrew from the course prior to the prescribed deadline. No credit earned. Not calculated in GPA.|
|WF||Withdraw with Failure – Student withdrew from the course after the prescribed deadline. No credit earned. Calculated as a failing grade in GPA.|