Graduation is not automatic. Degrees are awarded to candidates in May,
September and December. Final application must be made by the following
- First Friday in March for May graduation
- August 15th for September graduation
- First Friday in November for December graduation
Students applying for two degrees at the same time must submit separate
applications (see below). To be eligible for graduation, students
must satisfactorily complete all courses required in their curricula, have a
cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0, and have the approval of the appropriate
Department Chair and Dean.
Graduation requirements in restricted programs (Nursing, Respiratory Care,
Paramedic, or Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Counseling) will be determined by
the course requirements stated in the catalog under which the officially
admitted into the restricted program. In addition, candidates in the Early
Childhood Education curricula must complete the Early Childhood academic courses
with a minimum grade of C.
A Second Associate Degree
In May, 1978, the Board of Trustees adopted the following policy on earning a
second associate degree:
- A student who already holds an academic degree may earn a second degree in
a different curriculum at a community college. Such a student shall be
treated the same as a transfer student with respect to the minimum number of
credits he or she must take for the second degree. This will require
that a student meet all program requirements and earn at least 25% of the
minimum requirements of the new curriculum at the college through which the
second degree is to be conferred.
- A student may earn two degrees simultaneously at a community college by
fulfilling all requirements as stated above.
- Requests for additional degrees beyond a second require approval from the
Academic Dean. Students who receive approval must then complete all
program requirements, including earning at least 25% of the minimum
requirements for the new curriculum at the college granting the degree.
- Completion of requirements of an additional program option does not
constitute a different degree.
In order to meet degree requirements, students must:
- Complete the minimum number of semester hours of credit in the degree
program being pursued with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0.
- Complete at least 25% of the semester hours of credit in programs at
Norwalk Community College.
- Complete the required courses in the curriculum pursued. In
addition, candidates in Nursing and Respiratory Care curricula must complete
the clinical and academic courses in those departments with a minimum grade
of C. Candidates in Early Childhood Education must complete ECE
academic courses with a minimum grade of C.
- Fulfill all other Admissions and Records Office requirements. Submit a formal Application for Graduation
and Curriculum Checklist.
- Fulfill all financial obligations to the College.