To receive a certificate, diploma, or degree, students must (1) complete all state-approved program requirements with a minimum cumulative program GPA of 2.0 (a C average), (2) complete a minimum of 25% of the total credit hours required in the program at SCC, (3) complete less than 25% of the total credit hours required in the program through credit for prior knowledge, experience, or certifications unless otherwise specified in the program, (4) apply for graduation, and (5) pay any outstanding fees and/or fines.
Graduation exercises are held at the end of the spring semester for all students who have completed degree requirements during the academic year to include those earning certificates. Prospective summer graduates who will enroll in their final coursework are allowed to participate in the spring ceremony. Students wishing to participate in the graduation ceremony must complete the online graduation application in Self-Service by the deadlines posted on the college website. There is no fee to participate in the graduation ceremony except for purchasing a cap and gown from the official college vendor. Students who are eligible to graduate who do not wish to participate in the graduation ceremony should also complete the online graduation application in Self-Service to assure the timely awarding of student degrees.
Students meeting the requirements for graduation may also be identified by the college and the students’ degrees will automatically award the degree. The college will notify students that have met the requirements for graduation and will award those students with appropriate credentials. While the college will make every effort to identify students that have met the requirements for graduation, students are ultimately responsible for monitoring their progress toward graduation and submitting a graduation application in the final semester of their program.