Requirements for Graduation

2015 graduates To be eligible for graduation, students must complete all courses and credit hours required in the plan of study under which they were admitted with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C). In addition, specified programs may require a grade of no less than C in some courses as designated in the appropriate program handbook. Transfer credit may not exceed 75 percent of the total credit hours required to complete the desired program of study.

Every academic year, each curriculum program produces a plan of study for students admitted in that specific year. A student who applies for readmission is accepted under the plan of study in effect at the time of readmission, not under the plan of study in effect at the time of the original admission. Students who change their curriculum program are also admitted to the new program under the current year’s plan of study.

Students must complete a Graduation Application form for their degree, diploma, or certificate one semester before their anticipated date of graduation. For example, students should apply for graduation when they register for fall semester if they plan to graduate at the end of spring semester. Students must apply for graduation in order to have degree, diploma, or certificate completion information officially recorded on their transcripts.

Completed graduation application forms must be turned in at the Student Information and Records office in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center, room 10-201.

The graduation application deadline for Fall 2018 is November 1, 2018. The deadline to submit the Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 graduation application is March 1, 2019. All students who apply for Spring 2019 graduation will receive an audit letter that details the remaining requirements (if any) for degree, certificate, or diploma completion.

There is no cost for candidates to apply or to officially graduate from a program at the college. Students who apply and are eligible for program completion will have the status of graduate noted on their official transcript. Students who wish to participate in the annual commencement ceremony purchase commencement regalia through the Dean’s office. Sales of commencement outfits are normally held six to eight weeks prior to the commencement ceremony, scheduled each year in May.

If you have any questions about graduation requirements, please contact Jacquelyn McKeithan-Foster at 919- 536-7214, ext. 1804.

Please complete the optional Graduate Satisfaction Survey by following the instructions on the last page of the Graduation Application form. Your feedback is highly valued and needed for measures of assessment and improvement.