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Graduation Requirements

To qualify for a degree, a student shall meet the following conditions:

  • Must be enrolled in a specific program of study and be committed to such a program on the last day of drop/add in the final semester of study during which the degree will be awarded.

  • To receive a degree in May or June a student must declare his or her candidacy no later than the last day of drop/add in the spring semester.

  • Students enrolled in degree programs that operate on a semester schedule will receive May diplomas. Students enrolled in degree programs that operate on a trimester calendar will receive June diplomas. If a student enrolled in a semester program opts to enroll in a course in a trimester program during their last term prior to graduation, the student will receive a June diploma.

  • Only bona fide candidates, as certified by the Registrar prior to graduation, may receive degrees at commencement exercises. Students who complete their degree requirements in the summer or after the fall semester will qualify for degrees at the next scheduled commencement.*

  • Must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit at Green Mountain College. The last 30 credits must be taken at Green Mountain College. On petition, the Academic Standards Committee will consider exceptions to this policy.

  • Register for courses which satisfy the degree requirements as printed in the catalog. The College will honor the commitments made in the Catalog issue of the year a student is first matriculated. If a student’s matriculation is interrupted voluntarily or involuntarily, the student is required to meet the requirements of the Catalog current at the time of readmission.

  • Register properly for any course for which credit is expected.

  • Earn a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit. All students are required to complete 33 credits of upper-division work (3000-4000 level courses).

  • Successful completion of all general requirements and an approved program of study.

  • Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00.

  • Fulfillment of all financial obligations due to the College.

*Students may petition the Registrar’s Office for permission to participate in commencement by the last day of class only if they meet the following conditions:

  • The student is registered for all their remaining credits at GMC in the summer immediately following commencement.

  • The student has a maximum of 6 credits of coursework, or a 12-credit internship remaining to finish their degree requirements.

  • The student is enrolled in a trimester course to complete their remaining requirements.

  • The student has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

  • The student’s financial obligations to the College have been met.

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