In areas of study in which the subject matter changes rapidly, material in courses taken long before graduation may become obsolete or irrelevant. Coursework that is more than eight (8) years old is applicable to completion of degree requirements at the discretion of the department of the student’s major course of study. Departments may accept such coursework, reject it or request that the student revalidate its substance.
The eight-year limit on coursework applies except when program accreditation agencies limit the life of coursework to less than eight years. Departments may also require students to satisfy current major requirements rather than major requirements in earlier catalogs, when completing earlier requirements is no longer possible or educationally unsound.
The student must indicate which year’s catalog requirements they choose to satisfy when submitting the Application for Degree, Certificate, Diploma. It is the responsibility of the student to apply for any degree, certificate or diploma they have earned.
A student may be awarded a degree, certificate or diploma at the end of any semester in which requirements are completed.
A Commencement Ceremony is held annually at the end of spring semester. The College urges all of its graduates to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Students who receive their degree, certificate or diploma at the end of summer or fall semester, may participate in the Commencement Ceremony.