Graduation Information

Application for Graduation

An application for graduation must be filed by each student for each degree or certificate he or she wishes to receive from Glen Oaks Community College.

  1. Determine if you are within 9 credits of completing (including classes you’re currently enrolled in). Check your program of study at the beginning of your last semester. If you plan to complete in the spring/summer term, make application in the winter term (starting with the previous January). There are counselors and advisers in Student Services available to help.
  2. Get an Application for Graduation from the Registration/Records Office in Student Services. You may also go to the Go-Zone and print off the application by going to Student Services, Registration and Records, then to the Document and Forms area, or see links below.
  3. Complete the Application for Graduation form.
  4. Submit completed form to the Registration/Records Office.
  5. Your credits will be evaluated by the Registrar to determine if all requirements have been met to complete your degree and/or certificate. Note: see “Catalog Affecting Credits and Graduation”.
  6. You will receive a letter from the Registrar indicating that you qualify for your certificate or degree or listing the credits or courses you still need to complete.
  7. You only need to apply one time for a particular degree or certificate. If you do not meet the requirements the semester you apply, notify the Registration/Records Office again at the beginning of the semester you intend to complete to re-activate your application.
  8. Graduation exercises are held once a year at the end of the winter semester for all candidates.
  9. Diplomas will be sent by mail to students satisfying all requirements.


Certificate/Degree Requirements

Policy 3.31

Current requirements for graduation with an Associate Degree or Certificate are as follows:

Degree Requirements

  1. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (C)
  2. A minimum of 60 credits for an Associate Degree in the required areas.
  3. A minimum of 15 credits earned at Glen Oaks Community College.
  4. Completion of all degree requirements.

Certificate Requirements

  1. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (C)
  2. Satisfaction of the credit requirements of the certificate.
  3. A minimum of 15 credits earned at Glen Oaks Community College.
  4. Completion of all Certificate requirements.

Note:see pages —- for specific Associate Degree and Certificate requirements.
[Adopted by Board of Trustees 1/13/93, reviewed 9/14/05]

Catalog Affecting Credits and Graduation

Policy 3.32

The date of the catalog by which credits are checked for graduation may not be more than four years earlier than the date of the issuance of the degree. A student may not be checked by a catalog dated earlier than the time of entrance. Students may not use a combination of catalogs to graduate, but must follow the degree requirements in one catalog. If a student’s work is interrupted by military service, an extension of time of not more than six years will be allowed equal to the period of interruption. Note: If a former student does not return for three or more sequential semesters, the student loses the right to use the former catalog. The current catalog will be used to determine graduation requirements.

Second Degrees or Certificates

Second degrees will be awarded based on the catalog in effect at the time of enrollment in the new program and cannot be extended beyond four years. For a second Associate Degree, a student must complete a minimum of 15 additional credit hours beyond the first degree at Glen Oaks and achieve a 2.0 (C) grade point average for the additional credits. It is required that these additional credits be planned and approved in writing through a counselor. Written approval of the additional 15 credits must be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office in order to be considered for the awarding of the degree. Second or additional Certificates will be evaluated based on the catalog in effect at the completion of the second certificate.


Application for Certificate Graduation (PDF)
Application for Degree Graduation (PDF)