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(MnSCU Procedure 3.17.1 Repealed 6/20/07)
(RCTC Policy 3.17.8)
To graduate from the Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) the student must meet the graduation requirements in effect at the time of the first enrollment. If the graduation requirements for that program of studies have changed subsequent to the time of that first enrollment, the student may elect to graduate under the new criteria. However, when the student leaves RCTC for four or more consecutive terms, the student must meet the graduation requirements in place at the term of re-enrollment.
All degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded by Rochester Community and Technical College require a minimum grade point average of 2.00. For degree programs, the minimum RCTC GPA will be calculated as accumulative. For certificate and diploma programs, the minimum RCTC GPA will be calculated only using those courses needed to complete the program of study. A student must earn a minimum of one-third of the total credits from RCTC to be eligible for a certificate or diploma, and for an Associate degree a student must earn a minimum of 20 credits.
Date of Implementation: Fall 2009
Date of Adoption: 6/9/97
Revisions Adopted: 3/18/04; 3/10/09
Last Updated: August 28, 2013