Qualifications for Graduation

It is the student’s responsibility to select appropriate courses to meet their educational, transfer and career goals. Students are encouraged to seek advising services as needed to understand their academic degree and the requirements for completion. Students are responsible for their educational experience in and out of the classroom. Those students seeking a waiver to their degree requirements should contact the Center for Student Sucess.

All degrees and certificates will automatically be conferred based on the student’s completion of the qualifications for graduation. The college will issue the diploma under the legal name on file.  Diplomas will be mailed to the permanent address on file unless otherwise requested of the Office of the Registrar.  The address change must be requested before the end of the student's last semester. 

Specific qualifications for graduation include: 

1. Completion of degree or certificate requirements with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
2. Completion of the residence requirements for specific degree or certificate programs. See section entitled Residence Credit for more detailed information.

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