Grading System

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.

Percentage Letter Grade Grade Point Descriptor
90–100 A+ 4.0 Outstanding
83–89 A 4.0  
80–82 A- 3.7 Excellent
77–79 B+ 3.3  
73–76 B 3.0  
70–72 B- 2.7 Good
67–69 C+ 2.3  
63–66 C 2.0 Satisfactory*
60–62 C- 1.7  
55–59 D+ 1.3  
50–54 D 1.0 Marginal
0–49 F 0.0 Fail
0 WF 0.0 Withdraw Fail
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 CTN No value Continued
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

*For credit programs effective July 2017, satisfactory is considered as "in good standing" at a term grade point average (TGPA) of 2.0.

NAIT's official pass mark is D (50%) on the alpha grading system.

Code Explanations

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.
IP In progress
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.
IN Incomplete
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.

Transcripts from other post secondary institutions

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%.

Find more information on Transfer Alberta

For more information about the NAIT Grading System, please review our Academic Regulations and Procedures.