Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements
The College will award one diploma per student for an earned associate of arts or associate of science degree. Any student may pursue any number of areas of concentration in the associate of arts or associate of science degree area, but can receive no more than one associate of arts and one associate of science diploma from LCCC.

Universal requirements for an associate’s degree

  1. Earn a minimum 60 semester hours of credit, exclusive of college preparatory courses, with a total cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher in both the degree area and on all graded coursework which includes SDEV 101 (College 101) and ENGL 161 (College Composition I) (or earlier equivalents for students admitted before Fall Semester 1998).
  2. Earn at least 20 credit hours, exclusive of college preparatory courses, credit by examination and transfer credit, with at least a 2.0 (C) cumulative point average at the College.
  3. Complete the requirements of one of the degree programs as outlined.
  4. Complete all incomplete (I) work.
  5. Complete an application for associate degree (graduation candidacy request) and submit it to the Enrollment, Financial, and Career Services Division no later than Friday of the eighth week of the semester in which graduation requirements will be completed or anytime during the preceding semester.
  6. Attend the May commencement exercises when possible. Caps and gowns must be picked up during the published dates/times prior to Commencement in the Bookstore.
  7. Students who have not completed a graduation candidacy request, but at the end of a semester meet all qualifications to graduate, may be automatically graduated effective the following term. Students will graduate based on the declared program of study recorded in LCCC’s Student Information System.

Universal requirements for a one-year technical certificate (previously known as the certificate of proficiency)

  1. Earn a minimum 30 semester hours of credit with a total cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C) or higher in both the certificate area and on all graded coursework.
  2. Earn at least 10 credit hours, exclusive of college preparatory courses, Credit by Examination and transfer credit, with at least a 2.0 (C) cumulative point average at the College, and be officially registered in the College during the final semester.
  3. Complete the requirements of one of the certificate programs as outlined.
  4. Complete all incomplete (I) work.
  5. Complete an application for a one-year technical certificate (Graduation Candidacy Request) and submit it to the Enrollment, Financial, and Career Services Division no later than Friday of the eighth week of the semester in which graduation requirements will be completed or anytime during the preceding semester.
  6. Attend the May commencement exercises when possible. Caps and gowns must be picked up at least one week prior to Commencement in the Bookstore.
  7. Students who have not completed a graduation candidacy request, but at the end of a semester, meet all qualifications to graduate, may be automatically graduated effective the following term. Students will graduate based on the declared program of study recorded in LCCC’s Student Information System.

Universal requirements for a short-term technical certificate (previously known as a certificate of completion).

  1. Complete all required hours of coursework (16-29) for the specific short-term technical certificate.
  2. Complete at least 50 percent of the required certificate coursework at LCCC.
  3. Have an earned cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at LCCC.
  4. Complete all incomplete (I) coursework.
  5. Complete an application for a short-term technical certificate (Graduation Candidacy Request) and submit it to the Enrollment, Financial, and Career Services Division no later than Friday of the eighth week of the semester in which graduation requirements will be completed or anytime during the preceding semester.
  6. Students who have not completed a graduation candidacy request , but at the end of a semester, meet all the requirements of a short-term technical certificate, may be automatically graduated effective the following term. Students will graduate based on the declared program of study recorded in LCCC’s Student Information System.

Graduation with honors

To qualify for graduation with honors, a student must have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 for all courses taken at LCCC exclusive of college preparatory courses. This GPA will then be recalculated to include the original grades for all forgiven and repeated courses and all grades from all institutions where the student was previously enrolled, exclusive of college preparatory courses, to determine eligibility for graduation with honors. An overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 for all courses included in this recalculation is REQUIRED for graduation with honors. A student deemed ineligible for honors designation has the right to appeal in writing to the Committee on Scholastic Standing. Appeals must be received no later than six weeks after the student’s date of graduation.

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LCCC will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Licensed Practical nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 2 p.m. on September 28, 2016 at Lorain County Community College, in HS 139.

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