College Catalog

Policies and Procedures

Graduation and Certificate Completion Requirements

To receive an associate's degree or a certificate, a student must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Attain a 2.0 grade point index.
  2. Complete all prescribed courses with a passing grade.
  3. Complete all prescribed minimum credit requirements.
  4. Complete a minimum of 50 percent of the required course credit in residence at Hudson Valley Community College.
  5. Submit completed degree/certificate completion application to the Registrar's Office.

Please Note: Every student in the Mortuary Science program must take and pass the National Board Examination as a requirement for graduation from the program.

The student is ultimately responsible for ensuring that all degree or certificate requirements have been fulfilled. Course requirements for each program are specified in this catalog. A student may complete the degree or certificate requirements at the end of the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Hudson Valley Community College confers degree and awards certificates following the close of each of these terms; however, there is only one commencement ceremony each year in May. In order to be considered for graduation or certificate completion, degree and certificate applications must be submitted by the deadlines noted below. If any of the deadlines noted below fall on a weekend, the deadline will be the last business day prior to the noted deadline.

Deadlines for submission of degree and certificate applications:
Fall Graduation (Fall 2017 Degree Application) - Oct. 15
Spring Graduation (Spring 2018 Degree Application) - March 31
Summer Graduation (Summer 2018 Degree Application) - June 15*
*Candidates must apply by March 31 in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. Summer candidates will be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony only upon demonstration that degree or certificate requirements will be completed by the August degree conferral or certificate completion date.

If a student does not file an application, the student's academic record will not be reviewed for graduation or certificate completion. Upon review, any student who has not met all degree or certificate requirements, as outlined in the College Catalog, will be notified of the deficiency and may reapply for a subsequent graduation or certificate completion period.

A student will not receive the diploma or certificate or be able to request a transcript until all outstanding obligations have been satisfied.