Graduation Requirements

The College has established minimum competencies that must be attained in each program. Students will be awarded upon completion of academic requirements and demonstration of the required competencies.

To be eligible for graduation, students must:

  • Satisfactorily complete all requirements in their academic program
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Meet all obligations to the College, including payment of all tuition and fees
  • Submit an Intent to Graduate form with the Registrar’s Office.

The student has the primary responsibility for ensuring that he/she meets degree and certificate requirements for graduation. The student should initiate at least one meeting with his/her faculty advisor each semester to ensure all the graduation requirements have or will be met by the intended time of graduation. The Registrar is responsible for the final audit before the student is awarded a degree or certificate. Students needing six credits or less may walk in the May ceremony as long as they are registered for their outstanding requirements for the summer semester.

High Honors recognizes students enrolleded in a degree or certificate program earning a grade point average of 3.75 or higher and receive a gold cord.

Honors recognizes students enrolled in a degree or professional certificate program earning a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.74 and receive a gold tassel.

During each commencement ceremony, the student with the highest cumulative grade point average in an associate degree program receives recognition as the class valedictorian. The student must complete a minimum of 60 credits at Lakes Region Community College, exclusive of transfer credits and waivers. Students will not be deginated with high honors or honors at the commencement ceremony if they have outstanding requirements.