Procedure 2.4.1: Graduation

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  1. 1. Each student must apply to graduate from Anoka Technical College. The graduation application is available in the Records and Registration Office and online at Students must return the graduation application and related graduation processing fee to the Records and Registration Office prior to the student’s registration for his/her final semester.
    2. The advisor will review the student’s progress to ensure graduation requirements are met prior to signing the graduation application. The Records and Registration Office will review the transcript to ensure the student has met the graduation requirements before issuing the certificate, diploma or A.A.S. degree. If the application for graduation is not approved, an appeal may be filed with the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.
    3. Students must maintain a cumulative 2.0 G.P.A. to be eligible for a certificate, diploma, or A.A.S. degree. Note, program majors may require a minimum of a "C" in technical courses only or in all courses required by the program plan.
    4. Formal graduation ceremonies are in December and in May. Students who participate in the graduation ceremony are required to order and wear a cap and gown.
    5. Deadlines for ordering caps and gowns will be determined each semester. If these deadlines are not met, a cap and gown will not be ordered and the graduate will not participate in the graduation ceremony. Letters are sent to students informing them of the deadlines. Instructors are notified of the deadlines through e-mail.
    6. Graduation announcements are available from the Academic and Student Affairs Office approximately three weeks before the graduation ceremonies.
    7. Graduates who achieve a cumulative GPA of 4.0 by the last semester completed prior to graduation will be identified in the graduation program with an emphasis mark (‚óŹ) prior to their names. Graduates who achieve an overall GP of 3.5-3.99 by the last semester completed prior to graduation will be identified with an asterisk (*). The GPA calculations do not include the final semester grades.
    8. Certificates, degrees, diplomas, and transcripts will be mailed approximately four weeks after graduation.