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Graduation Requirements, Undergraduate Programs — SGCS
Degree candidates are personally responsible for meeting all requirements for graduation, including payment of all tuition and fees.
All bachelor's degree candidates are required to complete at least 128 hours, 40 of which are Upper Division (300 or 400 level) hours, in addition to completion of General Education Requirements (see Undergraduate Programs section), and completion of specific courses required for the major.
Grade Point Requirements are as follows: the Associate of Arts in Business program requires a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0; the Bachelor of Business Administration and the Bachelor of Science with major in Practical Ministries programs require a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0, with a minimum of 2.5 in core courses). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 and a minimum grade of C in all Nursing and supporting courses.
Degrees are conferred in January, May, and August, but Commencement exercises are held only in May. Graduating learners are encouraged to participate in the Commencement activities. All requirements must be successfully completed, with grades, transcripts, and credits received in the Associate Registrar - SGCS by established deadlines in order to participate in graduation ceremonies and/or for degree conferral.
Degree candidates are required to file an “Intent to Graduate” form , which is provided to prospective graduates by the Program Adviser. This form must be received at least two months prior to the expected date of graduation for January and May conferrals, and six months before August conferral.
Undergraduate learners may participate in Commencement as August graduates only if they are within 12 hours of graduation before the May ceremony, and have filed a plan of studies with the Associate Registrar - SGCS by April 1.
Degree candidates are expected to meet the requirements for graduation in effect at the time of initial enrollment, assuming they complete the degree within the normal program cycle (or within one year of completion of program cycle).
In cases where a learner’s years of enrollment at Olivet exceed specified time limitations, the learner is expected to meet the requirements of the Catalog in effect for the academic year in which he or she graduates.
Learners who completed an “Intent to Graduate” form for a specific graduation date, but did not graduate on that date, must complete a new “Intent to Graduate” form prior to the anticipated graduation date.
Additional requirements for graduation that are program-specific are discussed in the program descriptions, later in this Chapter.