Graduation is not automatic. Students must apply for graduation.
Students must pay the graduation application fee before submitting the
application form and program plan to the Registrar’s Office. The
graduation application and application fee are effective for one
calendar year beyond the semester indicated for graduation (e.g. if the
student indicates a May 2005 graduation, the application will be
effective until May 2006 in the event the student is unable to complete
in May 2005).
To earn a
certificate or a degree the student must complete:
minimum of 32 semester credits for a certificate;
minimum of 64 semester credits for an associate degree;
minimum of 128 semester credits for a bachelor degree.
and developmental course work, even if numbered 100 or above, does not
count toward graduation requirements.
must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 at LCSC to
graduate. Some majors require a higher cumulative grade point average. If
you have questions, check with your advisor.
must complete a minimum of 36 credits in courses numbered 300 and above to
earn any academic bachelor’s degree. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts
degree must complete a minimum of two years (16 credits) of the same
must complete all general education core, minor (if applicable), major,
and graduation requirements to graduate. Please note: unless completed
through Advanced Placement or Challenge Exam, all general education core
courses must be graded with a letter grade, A-F. The pass/fail and audit
options are not permitted for general education core courses.
student has completed course work at another college or university, it is
the student’s responsibility to submit all transfer course work prior to
honors will be listed in the Commencement Program. Honors will be based on
a minimum of 32 credits earned at LCSC as of the end of the Fall term.
Graduation honors are also printed on the student’s LCSC academic
transcript and are awarded upon completion of the degree when all courses
have been graded and recorded.
may elect to satisfy the requirements outlined in a specific catalog as
long as the catalog is no more than seven years old at the time of
graduation, or may also choose to satisfy the requirements listed in a
more recent catalog as long as the student attended LCSC during the
effective period of the catalog. Students may not use more than one
catalog; students may not satisfy the general education core
requirements from one catalog while satisfying the major requirements of
may be required to complete a division exit examination and/or other
institutionally required assessments.
are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony in May even if
they completed their degree in December, or will complete in August,
provided they have no more than 8 credits of their respective degree to
are ordered one time each year and are distributed by mail by the end of
July. Duplicate diplomas can be ordered in the event that a diploma is
lost or destroyed. There is an additional fee for duplicate diploma
information is posted to a student’s transcript within one month of
aid recipients must attend an exit interview before their degree will be
posted or their diploma is released.
holds — including all delinquent payments and other financial obligations
—must be cleared before a final transcript or the diploma is released.
will not be awarded to students who have Incomplete (I) or In Progress
(IP) grades on their transcript after the Fall 1994 term.
Education majors are announced by their content area.
More Information? Call (208) 792-2223