DEAN'S LIST - See Honors
DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS (Graduation Requirements) Upon recommendation of the faculty, candidates may be awarded the degree of Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) as well as certificates. Candidates for degrees must fulfill the following requirements:
Candidates for certificates must fulfill the following requirements:
Requirements for each program and option are established by the academic divisions of the college and approved by the faculty. All students should examine their program and option descriptions and course sequences carefully. Each course listed must be successfully completed. Some programs require more than the minimum 60 credits for the degree, and certain programs set minimum grades to be achieved in specific courses. Only six semester hours or two non-Arts and Science courses may be taken as general electives in any A.A. Arts and Science option, unless otherwise specified. Students may be excused from any requirement only by the vice president for Academic Affairs and only for very compelling reasons, upon recommendation of the department chair and division dean.
Students matriculating in Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree programs at Holyoke Community College are required to complete the following core of 35 general education credits:
Students seeking an additional associate degree are required to complete at least 15 additional credits in the newly declared discipline. Note that credits earned in any "0" level course taken after August 1990 will not count toward graduation.
All students who entered Holyoke Community College in Fall 2007 or later and are working towards an A.A. or A.S. degree will be required to demonstrate basic computational skills before graduating. Competency may be demonstrated by:
General Education Requirements
The following five core competencies will be incorporated into the student learning outcomes of every degree program at the college no later than the start of the fall 2009 semester:
To determine whether students are adequately prepared to succeed in college-level English and Math courses, they are required to take a placement assessment upon admission to the college. Students who do not successfully place into college-level ("100-level") courses are required to take developmental or remedial courses. These courses are designed to develop and enhance students' competence in English and Math.
Credits earned in developmental courses are used for the purposes of determining students' status as full or part-time and their eligibility for financial aid; however, these credits do not count toward the total credits required for graduation in any area of study offered at Holyoke Community College. Effective with the 1998-1999 academic year, developmental course credits (courses numbered below 100), which do not currently count toward graduation, shall not be included in a student's Earned Hours, Quality Hours, or Grade Point Average. Developmental course credits shall be included in Attempted Hours for financial aid purposes.
DISABILITIES, ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS WITH
The Office for Students with Disabilities and Deaf Services provides assistance for deaf studetns and students with documented disabilities. Students should contact the office before beginning their first semester so that services can be provided in a timely manner. Each student's instructors and appropriate campus services are involved in this process. Available assistance may include assistive technology, academic counseling, and interpreting services for deaf and hard of hearing students. For information call (413) 552-2417.
DISHONESTY - See Academic Integrity
DISMISSAL - See Probation And Dismissal, Academic
DROPPING A COURSE - See Student Handbook