Graduation with Honors:
Students who have earned a
3.5 or higher GPA on all degree applicable work attempted graduate
with honors. Official
transcripts from all colleges attended must be on file in the
Admissions and Records Office. However, if you are below a 3.5
overall GPA and if no course work on a transcript from another
college is used to meet any degree requirement, students may exclude
that entire transcript from being used to compute their overall GPA
for graduation. Students electing this option need to make this
request at the time they file the Request for Associate Degree form. This option only applies to
the GPA used to determine graduation with honors from Grossmont
College and is not used to determine eligibility for honors for
commencement. It will not affect transfer GPA and other colleges and
universities may not calculate GPA for honors status the same way.
Grossmont students are
considered in continuous attendance for any semester in which they
enroll and for the following semester. This allows a student to
“stop out” for one semester and not enroll in classes and still
maintain continuing student status. Summer sessions are not included
under this policy.
Disqualified students are not
considered in continuous attendance and must apply for readmission
should they wish to return to college.
Students may follow the catalog under which they enter, or any
subsequent catalog, as long as they are in
continuous attendance. A
student not in continuous attendance must meet degree requirements
the catalog in effect at the time of readmission.
Awarding of Degrees and certificates
certificates are awarded and posted
to transcripts when grades are final, approximately one (1) month
after the term ends. You
will be notified by email.
Mailing of diplomas
diplomas will be mailed within the United States approximately three (3)
months after the semester ends.
Please make sure your current address is on file,
CHANGES FOR MAILING DIPLOMAS MUST BE DONE THROUGH THE EVALUATIONS
OFFICE, NOT ON THE WEB.
If you do not receive your diploma because of a bad address,
the fee for a replacement is $15.
Diplomas may be mailed internationally for a fee; please make
arrangements in the Evaluations Office.
Additional Associate Degree(s)
Additional associate degrees may be earned under the following conditions:
Having received an A.A. or A.S. Degree, a student may qualify for A.A.
Degrees in other fields (with the exception of
General Studies Majors).
Having received a Bachelor's Degree or higher, a student may qualify for
an A.A. or A.S. Degree, in other fields with the
exception of any A.A. or Degree, General Studies
majors degree or University Studies Degree.
Having met all general education requirements as specified in this catalog
and a minimum of 12 units in the major subsequent to
the preceding degree(s). These 12 units must be
different from any previous Associate Degree
Multiple majors are different from additional associate degrees (see
Section X in the catalog) in that the student with a multiple major works
simultaneously toward the completion of more than one major. An
Associate in Science or Associate in Arts Degree with a multiple
major can be earned by completion of all general education
requirements plus the courses required for the majors as outlined in
this catalog under Associate Degree Programs. For those students
electing to graduate with a multiple major, a single diploma is
issued with both majors listed.
For those students electing to graduate with a
multiple major of which one major is in the Associate in Arts degree
program and one major is in the Associate in Science degree program,
two diplomas will be issued. A General Studies Major cannot be
included as part of the multiple major.
Certificates of Achievement
A Certificate of Achievement may be awarded upon successful
completion of a prescribed course of study.
To qualify for such a certificate, a student must:
Complete all courses for a particular certificate which are listed in the
Associate degree program section of this catalog.
A “C” grade is required for all courses taken at Grossmont College or
elsewhere, which are to be applied toward the
Satisfactorily complete at least one required course at Grossmont College
during the semester in which the certificate is
earned. All courses taken for the certificate must
be graded courses.
File an application for the certificate of achievement in the Admissions
and Records Office at the beginning of the semester
in which the requirements will be completed.
in the current catalog or class schedule for exact
Students may follow the catalog under which they enter, or any subsequent
catalog, as long as they are in continuous
attendance. A student not in continuous attendance
must meet the certificate requirements listed in the
catalog in effect at the time of readmission.
What is the difference
between Commencement and Graduation?
Commencement - The
ceremony held at the end of each Spring term to recognize degree and
certificate achievement. All students who apply for graduation are
eligible and encouraged to participate in the ceremony.
Participation in the annual Commencement ceremony does not indicate
the completion of your degree or certificate.
Graduation - The
official awarding of a degree or certificate to a student's records
after all degree requirements and proficiencies are met. Students
must apply for graduation to earn their degree or certificate.