To become eligible for an Associate Degree or Certificate from Spoon River College all students must fulfill the general requirements listed in the details below.
- Student must submit an application for graduation (for either Associate Degree or Certificate)and are available from the Registrar's Office, from an advisor or online (to the right).
- November 1st or the first Monday if November 1 falls on a weekend for Fall Semester graduation
- March 1st or the first Monday if March 1 falls on a weekend for Spring Semester graduation
- July 1st or the first Monday if July 1 falls on a weekend for Summer Session graduation
- Student is required to meet with an advisor to complete a degree audit. The degree audit must be attached to the graduation application and must have the advisor’s signature.
- Student must meet the residency requirements with a minimum of 15 credit hours completed at Spoon River College. One-third of the total credit hours completed must be “in residence” for all other programs and certificates.
- Student must complete at least 60 credit hours in a planned degree program of study or the specific requirements of a certificate program.
- Student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
- Student must fulfill all financial obligations to the college.
- Students are encouraged to participate in graduation exercises. Students completing work in December and July are invited to participate in the May graduation exercises. Students participating in commencement exercises in May will be assessed a fee for the purchase of their cap and gown.
- Students who are completing an Associate Degree must complete a degree portfolio. For those students completing an Associate in Arts & Science (AA&S), an Associate in General Studies (AGS), or an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree, a one credit Portfolio Capstone Class will also be required. For those students completing as Associate of Applied Science degree, development of the portfolio will be part of your program of study. For more information, see degree portfolio below.
Student must meet the graduation requirements as outlined in the instructional program of the Catalog Year in effect at the time of the student's initial enrollment in the college. The Dean of Student Services may waive Catalog Year requirement. Student must submit written requests for considerations in addition to the application for graduation.