If you are seeking an associate degree or certificate, you should request an official degree plan by completing a Degree Plan Request form - contact your college's Advising Office for information on where to complete this form. Official transcripts of all previously attempted college course-work must be on file at the time of your request. A degree audit will be conducted, which includes a review of all of your completed college-level courses, including transfer course-work. You will be notified by your college's Degree Audit Office once your official degree plan has been processed.
If you are receiving federal financial aid, you are required to select an eligible program of study by logging onto eConnect and choosing a program from the list My Program of Study. Making a program selection for financial aid purposes is not the same as requesting an official degree plan or applying for the granting of a degree. All students, including those receiving financial aid, are strongly encouraged to file an official degree plan.
The degree and certificate requirements within a catalog are valid for five (5) years. This means you are expected to complete your program within five (5) years as outlined in the catalog in effect at the time of your entrance to the college. You may elect to utilize a more recent catalog year in which you were enrolled, provided the degree requirements are met during that 5-year period and the requisite courses are still offered. If you plan to transfer, you should keep a copy of the catalog dated at the time you entered college, the catalog year you followed for your graduation requirements, a copy of the degree plan, the catalog of the university to which you wish to transfer, and the transfer guide valid at the time you enrolled at the college. You may wish to maintain a copy of all course syllabi, particularly if you plan to transfer to either a private university or one located out of state.