Graduation Policy #3000.23

Purpose:  The purpose of this policy is to outline the requirements for graduation from South Central College.

Applicability:  This policy applies to all students graduating from South Central College 

Requirements
Students are eligible for graduation when they have successfully fulfilled the stated requirements of an academic award. 

Requirements for graduation also include the following:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. (Some programs require a higher minimum cumulative GPA).
  • D- or above in all required courses. Some programs require minimum grades of C or better.
  • Student has met all South Central College degree and program requirements.
  • Completed graduation application has been reviewed and approved by program advisor and the Office of the Registrar.

Graduation requirements in effect at the time the student declares a major will apply for the entire length of program enrollment as long as the student is continuously enrolled. Students may elect to follow a newer catalog but must meet all requirements as stated in the catalog.

Deficiencies in graduation requirements must be completed within two years after receipt of deficiency letter from the Office of the Registrar. 

Application
Students must complete a Graduation Application form during the term that precedes the term of graduation. Students must review their progress with their program advisor and determine courses that need to be taken during the last term of enrollment to complete graduation requirements. The submission of the graduation application will grant priority status for the student's final term registration if submitted by published deadline. Any exceptions to published program requirements must be approved and documented before graduation. 

Honors
Honors for graduation will be determined based on a student's cumulative GPA at the completion of his/her program according to the following scale: Honors 3.3-3.49; High Honors 3.5-3.79; and Highest Honors 3.8-4.0. Because the commencement ceremony is held before the term grades have been reported, graduation honors to be listed in the commencement program will be calculated using the most current GPA. Final honors will be calculated when all coursework has been completed and final grades have been recorded.

List related policies, procedures or plans here (if any):  Graduation Application form; also see Complaint/Grievance Procedure guidelines

Procedure:  Graduation Application form

Date of Final Approval / Policy Adoption:  February 13, 2015

Student Academic Policies

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