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Policies: Progress Towards Degree

Academic Policies and Procedures > Progress Towards Degree

Progress Towards Degree

Students who are accumulating more than the minimum number of credits required to earn a degree (120) are expected to be taking courses required for graduation. The College reserves the right to refuse the registration of a student not complying with this expectation.
(Policy change effective 11/1/06).

Students who have completed 120 credits will not be allowed to withdraw from a course without permission of the Dean of the college that houses the major.
(Policy change effective 9/11/06.)

Degree Time Limitation: Students matriculated in a bachelor’s degree program at the College who fail to maintain enrollment for two (2) consecutive semesters are administratively withdrawn from the College and must apply and be accepted for readmission before they will be permitted to resume their studies.

In order to earn the degree, the student will be expected to meet:

If the student has been separated for 3 years (6 consecutive semesters) or less, the student may be admitted to the same major plan of study, degree program and General Education program in effect at the time of their separation from the College. However:

  • If major requirements have changed since the student’s separation, the original plan of study may no longer be available. In some cases, amending the original plan of study is possible at the discretion of the appropriate department chair. If amendment is not possible, the student must declare a new major.
  • If the original major is no longer offered, the student must declare a new major.
  • If degree requirements have changed, exceptions and waivers may be made by the appropriate academic dean.

If the student has been separated for more than 3 years (6 consecutive semesters), the student must meet all of the major, degree and General Education requirements in effect at the time of readmission. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the appropriate academic dean.
(Policy change effective March 2009; procedural updates entered August 2019.)

Course Time Limitation: If an undergraduate has been gone for more than seven (7) years, all of the completed courses may not be honored. Exceptions to this may be made at the discretion of the appropriate academic dean.
(Policy change effective March 2009.)


See also the policies on Leave of AbsenceReadmission, Withdrawal from the College and Academic Warning, Probation & Dismissal.