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In order to graduate from JCCC, students are expected to meet the following requirements.


Requirements for Graduation

  • Associate Degree - For an associate degree, 15 credit hours must be earned at JCCC. Advanced standing credit will not count toward satisfying this credit hour requirement.
  • Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees - For the associate of arts and associate of science degrees, a student must complete an approved cultural diversity course.
  • Certificates - For certificates, a student must complete a minimum of 50% of the required course work at JCCC.
  • Grade Point Average - Graduates must have earned a 2.0 grade point average at JCCC.
  • Developmental and/or Prerequisite Courses - Developmental and/or prerequisite courses, required before enrollment in college-level courses, will not count toward fulfilling graduation degree/certificate requirements.
  • Enrollment Requirement - Students must have completed coursework at JCCC within 3 years of the semester in which they wish to graduate.

Rules to Determine Catalog of Record for Graduation

  • The catalog in effect for the term a student is admitted to the college is assigned as the student’s “catalog of record.” Students will follow the program requirements specified in their catalog of record to progress toward graduation.
  • Students who later change to a new major or change from non-degree-seeking status to a declared major will follow the catalog in effect at the time of the change.
  • Students who are continuously enrolled at JCCC will maintain their catalog of record.  Semesters that are completed with grades (other than a “W”) will be counted for the purpose of continuous enrollment.   Students who miss three consecutive semesters (includes summers) will follow the catalog in effect at the time of re-entry.
  • Students may select a more current catalog as their catalog of record and would then follow the program requirements specified in that catalog. Students may not combine program requirements from multiple catalogs.
  • Students who are pursuing multiple degrees or certificates may only declare a maximum of two majors at a time.  As these majors are completed, additional majors may be declared.
  • When the college discontinues a degree or certificate program, students who have already declared their intent to graduate in the program will be allowed a limited amount of time to complete the requirements as long as continuous enrollment is maintained. Additional students may not declare a major that has been discontinued.