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To qualify for an associate degree, you must pass all required courses for your major and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. Students in the following majors must have a C as a minimum grade in all required major courses: Early Childhood Development, Early Childhood Education Administration, Emergency Medical, Medical Laboratory, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant and Social Services.

Students transferring to Clark State are expected to complete at least 20 credit hours of coursework at Clark State for an associate degree or 12 credit hours for a certificate program. The transfer credits may not exceed one half of the required technical courses for the degree program being pursued unless recommended by the faculty and approved by the divisional administrator.

All financial obligations to the College (instructional fees, general fees, laboratory fees, technology fees, library fines, parking fines) must be paid and all College equipment returned before your grades or a diploma will be issued by the College.

Graduation Process
Graduates earn one of the following degrees: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Business, Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Technical Studies. Students who complete certificate programs may also participate in the graduation ceremony.

The graduation ceremony is held in May. Diploma covers will be issued at graduation. If you finish your degree or certificate requirements at the end of the Fall or Spring semesters, your diploma will be mailed at that time, and you may elect to participate in the May graduation ceremony.

If you have a cumulative 2.0 average and need no more than three courses which will be offered during the Summer Term to complete degree requirements, you may petition the Records and Registration Office for graduation and participate in the May graduation ceremony. Diplomas will be issued after your degree requirements are completed.

Students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better at the end of the semester will be recognized at commencement as honor students.

It is the student’s responsibility to know where he or she stands in terms of completing graduation requirements.

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