Degree Requirements for Graduation

Students shall be awarded the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science,and Associate in Applied Science degrees upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of the specific programs as specified by Coastal Alabama Community College and the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees.

To become eligible to receive an Associate Degree from Coastal Alabama Community College, the student must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 60 semester hours of college credit in an approved program of study, including prescribed general education courses.
  2. Earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA in all coursework attempted at the College. The calculation of the grade point average shall not include grades earned in institutional credit courses. A course may be counted only once for purposes of meeting graduation requirements.
  3. Complete at least 25 percent of semester credit hours required for the degree at the College.
  4. The College will accept all coursework transferred for credit provided all official transcripts from previously attended colleges reflect the collegiate coursework relevant to the degree.
  5. Meet all requirements for graduation within a calendar year from the last semester of attendance.
  6. Comply with formal procedures for graduation in accordance with institutional policy at the receiving institution; and
  7. Fulfill all financial obligations to the College.

Any student receiving an Associate Degree or an award from the College is encouraged to be present at the graduate ceremony when the degree is conferred.

To become eligible to receive a Certificate, the student must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Satisfactorily complete an approved program of study.
  2. Earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA in all coursework attempted at the College. The calculation of the grade point average shall not include grades earned in institutional credit courses. A course may be counted only once for purposes of meeting graduation requirements.
  3. Complete at least 25 percent of semester credit hours required for the certificate at the College.
  4. The College will accept coursework transferred for credit provided all official transcripts from previously attended colleges reflect the collegiate coursework relevant to the award.
  5. Meet all requirements for graduation within a calendar year from the last semester of attendance.
  6. Comply with formal procedures for graduation in accordance with institutional policy at the receiving institution; and
  7. Fulfill all financial obligations to the College.

Any student receiving Certificate or an award from the College is encouraged to be present at the graduation ceremony when the certificate is conferred.