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Graduating from Tri-County
Regardless of whether you plan to transfer to a university or to gain skills so you can get a good job, graduating from your chosen major at Tri-County should be one of your priorities. Why?
- The credential you earn signifies a personal and educational accomplishment.
- Most companies ask you to list all postsecondary credentials you've earned on employment applications (not just courses you've taken).
- Completing what you start indicates something positive about your character and perseverance.
- You never know what the future holds, and sometimes plans for a bachelor's degree (for example) have to be delayed-completing your degree from Tri-County is an accomplishment that's yours forever.
To satisfy requirements for graduation, students must:
- Complete an Application for Graduation (refer to the Academic Calendar for specific graduation application deadlines).
- Pay the graduation fee. This fee is required even if students do not participate in commencement.
- Satisfactory completion of required courses and number of credit hours specified in a curriculum or course of study.
- Achievement of a 2.00 grade point average in the program of study.
- Earn a minimum of 25 percent of the credit hours required for a certificate, diploma, or degree through instruction by Tri-County Technical College. Included in the approved Tri-County Technical College course of work for a degree or diploma must be two courses selected from the curriculum major, unless specifically exempted by both the department head and the division chair.
- Satisfaction of all fees and financial obligations owed to the institution.
The College holds commencement at the end of the spring semester and at the end of the summer term. Graduates are encouraged to participate in the exercises and to invite their families and guests. Click here for more information regarding commencement.