4.25.1 Requirements for Graduation

Policy TrackingDate

August 20, 2015

ReviewedSeptember 7, 2020

  1. Each student must meet the following requirements for receiving a degree, diploma, or certificate from Blue Ridge Community College.
    1. Students who enroll or re-enroll in a program of study must achieve a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 to be eligible to graduate;
    2. Apply to the Division of Student Services for the degree, diploma, or certificate during registration for the last semester of enrollment;
    3. Fulfill all financial obligations and admissions requirements to the College; and
    4. Complete a minimum of one-fourth (25%) of the required credit hours as a Blue Ridge Community College student.
  2. Graduation exercises are held at the end of Fall and Spring Semesters.
  3. Graduation with Honors: Any student who has a grade-point average of 3.5 or greater in their program of study and has completed at least one-fourth (25%) of the program requirements in residence at Blue Ridge Community College will be granted a degree, diploma, or certificate, with honors.
  4. Second Degree, Diploma, or Certificates: A graduate who holds one associate degree or diploma may earn a second associate degree or diploma by taking additional work equal to at least one-fourth (25%) of the total credit hours for the second degree or diploma, and by meeting all requirements for the second degree or diploma. Multiple certificates may be earned by any student completing all the coursework required for each certificate.
  5. Double Major: A student may declare a double major pending approval by the appropriate Dean and Registrar. The student's academic file will reflect both majors. Upon completion of required courses for each major, the student will receive the associate degree, diploma, or certificate, depending upon the curricula in which the student is enrolled. The student will receive one degree, diploma, or certificate with both majors listed on the document. Double majors are not eligible for financial aid or veterans’ benefits.
  6. Licensure: Graduates of certain College programs, such as Associate Degree Nursing, Surgical Technology, Emergency Medical Science, or Cosmetology, are eligible to sit for licensing examinations. The College assumes no responsibility for the administration of these exams. Students should inquire about licensing prior to entering a program of study.

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