Academic Standards

Students enrolled at the American University of London are expected to meet both professional and academic standards during their terms of enrolment with the University. This includes timely completion of assignments as well as prompt payment of tuition and all other assessed fees.


Student’s grades and evaluations are based on demonstrated mastery of academic knowledge and demonstration of research skills and professional growth.

A 4 Points – Excellent
B 3 Points – Very Good
C 2 Points – Good
D 1 Point – Pass
I Incomplete
R Revision Requested
P Pass
F Fail
W Withdrawal

Grade Point Average (GPA) is based on a maximum of 4.0 GPA from 3.0 to 3.49 with distinction GPA from 3.5 to 3.90 with high distinction GPA from 3.91 to 4.0 Honours

The grade points stated may be used to calculate the Grade Point Average. Candidates for the bachelor’s degree must maintain a 2.0 grade point average to be in good standing. Candidates for graduate degrees must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to be in good standing. Failure to do so may result in academic probation or dismissal.

Bachelor Degrees – Honors

The following table shows the high-merit levels of Honors degrees that AUOL awards students who achieve a high level of academic distinction.

* cum laude Grade Point Average of 3.50 to 3.69 on a 4.00 scale
** magna cum laude Grade Point Average of 3.70 to 3.89 on a 4.00 scale
** summa cum laude Grade Point Average of 3.90 to 4.00 on a 4.00 scale

AUOL Publications

Study manuals specifically designed for the Distance Learning Student, prepared by members of the AUOL faculty, are available to students for most modules, and covering the entire syllabus of the program (priced from £25.00 per module + P&P). These will be sent to you by airmail or by courier, eg. DHL, ARAMEX, etc upon commencement of your program. For a full and up to date list please contact the registrar.

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