Graduation Requirements
Graduation Application Deadlines

SemesterDeadline
Fall SemesterDecember 1
Spring SemesterApril 1
Summer SemesterJuly 1






Graduation Application

Kaskaskia College has been awarding diplomas since 1942 when it was formerly named Centralia Junior College. The College takes pride in celebrating and recognizing students who successfully complete their goals at Kaskaskia College, and welcome them as part of the Alumni. Each student will be certified for graduation in degree and/or certificate programs according to the requirements specified in the Kaskaskia College catalog at the time of the student's enrollment if graduation requirements are met within a five year period.

If graduation requirements are not met within a five years of the student's Kaskaskia College matriculation, the student must meet the graduation requirements specified in the current catalog. The five year requirement may be waived by the appropriate instructional dean if individual circumstances warrant. To request a waiver of this requirement, a student must submit a written request stating the reasons for such consideration at the time the application for graduation is completed.

All candidates for graduation for any degree must:

File an application as a candidate for graduation when
registering for last semester of classes.

  • Complete the specific requirements of the program of study under the degree pursued.
  • Earn at least sixty-four (64) semester hours of credit with at least fifteen (15) of the last twenty-four (24) semester hours earned in residence at Kaskaskia College.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Every student must enroll in and successfully complete one of the following courses to receive a degree: Ethics 120, Philosophy 121, Political Science 101, Psychology 101, Sociology 101 or Managing Diversity 134 to meet the requirements of Illinois Public Act 87-581.
  • Every student must enroll in and successfully complete PHLE 119 to receive a degree.
  • Meet all financial obligations due to the College, and complete all records required by the College office.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in graduation exercises in May, and should notify the Records Office if unable to attend.
  • Any student completing graduation requirements at the end of the Summer or Fall semesters may participate in commencement ceremonies at the end of the following Spring semester.

ADDITIONAL ASSOCIATE DEGREES

A degree may be awarded after completion of program and college requirements as listed above. A second degree may be awarded when requirements of the program of study and the degree requirements are met.

The degrees and certificates are more precisely identified and defined with requirements for admission in the Programs of Study section. Eligibility for Programs of Study is listed in the Admissions Requirements section.

GRADUATION HONORS

Commencement Program: Students in degree programs are given special recognition of (*Cum Laude) or (**Magna Cum Laude) or (***Summa Cum Laude) in the May program based on their cumulative grade point average at the end of the previous fall semester. These same students are eligible to wear a gold honor cord. Stoles are worn by members of the Phi Theta Kappa.

*Cum Laude: This honor is awarded to graduates whose cumulative grade point average is within the 3.50-3.74 range on the student's Kaskaskia College transcript at the end of the fall term prior to Commencement in May.

**Magna Cum Laude: This honor is awarded to graduates whose cumulative grade point average is 3.75-3.99 on the student's Kaskaskia College transcript at the end of the fall term prior to Commencement in May.

***Summa Cum Laude: This honor is awarded to graduates whose cumulative grade point average is 4.0 on the student's Kaskaskia College transcript at the end of the fall term prior to Commencement in May.

  • Pending the completion of your degree or certificate your diploma will be mailed out no later than February 28 if you are a December Graduate.
  • Pending the completion of your degree or certificate your diploma will be mailed out no later than September 30 if you are a Summer Graduate
  • Pending the completion of your degree or certificate your diploma will be mailed out no later than July 31 if you are a May Graduate.

For more information, please contact Jenna Lammers at 618-545-3044 or email at jlammers@kaskaskia.edu.


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