Grading at Naropa University

Naropa University does not believe that grades are the single most important measure of education; therefore, the university does not determine or publish a dean's list, nor does it confer degrees cum laude. However, grades remain an important indicator of a student's academic performance, as well as a useful tool for communicating educational accomplishments to others through transcripts.

In addition to grades, Naropa uses a model of five qualities, which is considered integral to the make-up of a fully educated person. These five qualities are openness and respect for one's immediate experience; interpersonal and communication skills; sharpened critical intellect; resourcefulness and appreciation of the richness of one's world; and effective action.