Candidacy for Degrees, Graduation
During the Fall Semester, students are invited to apply for graduation at the Registry. W hen a student applies for graduation, the Registrar shall receive the applications, and prepare subsequent to the deadline, a list of students applying for graduation, and the certification sought.
At the beginning of the Spring semester, the Deans in collaboration with Department Heads, prepare a preliminary list of potential candidates for graduation. This list will comprise all candidates that have completed or are due to complete requirements for graduation from their respective programmes.
Applicants are then informed, by letter, of their status regarding their eligibility for graduation. The Academic Dean shall present the list of acceptable candidates to the President’s Cabinet for conditional approval at least 17 eight weeks before graduation.
The final graduation candidate list is submitted to the President’s Cabinet for final approval one week before graduation. The approved list of candidates is then posted, using Student ID numbers only, on campus bulletin boards and the Intranet.
Students enrolled in certificate and degree programmes must satisfy certain requirements to qualify for graduation. In addition to the academic qualifications outlined below, students must meet other obligations as determined by the College in order to participate in graduation activities, and/or receive their degrees or certificates. Typical examples include fulfilment of all financial obligations, return of library material, and completion of required tests and surveys.
Associate Degree Programmes
Sixty (60) credit hours are required as a minimum for the Associate Degree. The student must successfully complete all courses for the degree, having obtained no grade lower than a C- for the programme requirements, as outlined in the College Catalogue.
The student must attain an HLSCC cumulative grade point average of a lease 2.0.
A student must complete a minimum of 50% of the required courses at HLSCC in order to receive a degree from the College.
Certificate of Achievement Programmes
Fifteen (15) credit hours are required as a minimum for the Certificate of Achievement. The student must successfully complete all course for the certificate, having obtained no grade lower than a C-.
The student must attain an HLSCC cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0
A student must complete a minimum of 50% of the required courses at HLSCC in order to receive a certificate from the College.