CATALOG: Graduation Requirements

Students may elect to graduate in accordance with the degree or certificate requirements as listed in the catalog that is current at the time of their first registration or any subsequent edition, as long as the catalog is not more than six years old. Students wishing to change a catalog choice prior to graduation must notify the Admissions and Records Office.

Associate Degree Requirements
To be eligible for an associate degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Apply for graduation online through the myRCC portal or obtain an application for graduation from Admissions and Records.
  • Complete all program requirements as specified in the catalog including curricular admission requirements.
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the curriculum and earn grades in compliance with department policy.
  • Fulfill all course and credit-hour requirements of the curriculum with at least 25% of credit semester hours earned at RCC.
  • Fulfill the computer literacy requirement (students should consult their faculty advisor for details).
  • Be certified by appropriate college official for graduation.
  • Take the student outcomes assessment as required by the college.
  • Resolve all financial obligations to RCC and return all library and college materials.

* NOTE: The College reserves the right to graduate students who have completed all requirements for a career studies certificate, certificate, and/or associate degree.

Certificate Requirements
To be eligible for a certificate, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete all program requirements as specified in the catalog, including curricular admission requirements.
  • Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in the curriculum and earn grades in compliance with department policy.
  • Fulfill all course and credit-hour requirements of the curriculum with at least 25% of credit semester hours earned at RCC.
  • Fulfill the computer literacy requirement (students should consult their faculty advisor for details).
  • Be certified by appropriate college official for graduation
  • Resolve all financial obligations to RCC and return all library and college materials.

* NOTE: The College reserves the right to graduate students who have completed all requirements for a career studies certificate, certificate, and/or associate degree.

Career Studies Certificate Requirements
To be eligible for a career studies certificate, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete all program requirements as specified in the catalog including curricular admission requirements.
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the curriculum and earn grades in compliance with department policy.
  • Fulfill all course and credit-hour requirements of the curriculum with at least 25% of credit semester hours earned at RCC.
  • Be certified by appropriate college official for graduation.
  • Resolve all financial obligations to RCC and return all library and college materials.

* NOTE: The College reserves the right to graduate students who have completed all requirements for a career studies certificate, certificate, and/or associate degree.

For all Degrees and Certificates:
If a student applies for graduation but does not graduate, the student must submit another graduation application for a subsequent semester. Students may graduate after fall, spring, or summer semesters. Final responsibility for completing degree requirements rests with the student.


Last modified on 09-04-2019