Graduation Requirements

To earn an Associate degree, Certificate or a Professional Series Certificate of Achievement, students must successfully complete the minimum credits attributable to that specific program as noted in the college catalog. Students must achieve at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Every student is required to demonstrate technological competency, by graduation, by passing CISM125- Introduction to Computers with a “C” or better, testing out or presenting a portfolio. Each degree program will have the option of determining when these competencies should be demonstrated.

Total credits required to complete each degree program are listed in the college catalog. In addition, students must complete the required courses for the catalog in effect the date they were enrolled, or any catalog after that date. Students who transfer from another institution must complete 30 credits at Atlantic Cape.

Graduates with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.74 are awarded a degree with honors; 3.75 to 3.99 with high honors; and 4.0 with the highest honors. Although degrees are given at the end of each semester to qualifying students, a formal commencement ceremony is held at the end of the spring semester.

Students who have more than two courses to complete for their degree requirements, or who have a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.00, will not be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony.