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Graduation Requirements

Students must file an Application for Graduation along with a verified program guide record, and pay any graduation fees no later than the dates posted in the academic calendar and course schedule. Filing during the preceding semester and prior to the registration date for the planned graduation semester is allowed and may assist in registration planning.

To graduate with a given degree or certificate, the student must complete the following requirements:

  • Completion of the prescribed curriculum and minimum number of credit hours for the particular degree or certificate as described in this catalog or the catalog under which the student entered studies.
  • If a student stops out for one full semester, not including summer terms, the catalog that is in effect at the time of the students re-admission shall be deemed to be in effect.
  • If a student enrolls under the terms of an old catalog, the college does not guarantee that all courses will be available or will be available in the previous sequence. In such cases, the student must work with their advisor to determine a suitable substitution.
  • Students who stop out of a Health Science major must apply for competitive re-entry to the major as well as to the College, and the catalog in effect at the time of the re-entry will be in effect.

If changes in a program appear in the College catalog during a period of continuous enrollment, the student may elect to remain with the catalog under which he or she first entered the College or to follow the revised description in the new catalog unless such change to a program has been made in response to accreditation or other binding requirements. Students in a Health Science major which is cohort based may not change to a newer catalog without re-enrolling.

Completion at St. Catharine College of at least 30 credit hours of the associate degree as well as any aspects of a clinical or professional nature as required by the program.  Requests to consider transfer credits and resulting residency requirements of less than 30 hours for the associate degree will be considered by the Department or Division with approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, but in no case will a degree be granted in which less than 25% of the required course work was taken from St. Catharine College.  For transfer and residency requirements for bachelor degrees, see the specific program. 

The completion of both the core studies component and the specified curriculum prescribed for the specific area of study. 

A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and the required GPA established for graduation in any specific major. 

Completion of the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) examination and any other exit exam as might be required by any given degree program. 

The resolution of all financial obligations to the College.