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Requirements for Graduation
Requirements for Graduation

In order to obtain a degree or certificate, you must complete the general requirements as prescribed by Roane State and specific requirements set forth for the program.

Requirements include:

Minimum GPA

An overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for the degree and/or certificate with the exception of Associate of Science in Teaching (AST). Students seeking the AST degree must have an overall GPA of 2.75. Only college-level courses taken at Roane State are computed into the GPA for graduation.

Minimum Credit Hours

Each candidate must complete at least 60 semester hours to be eligible for the associate's degree. All requirements specified in the catalog must be completed.

Catalog Requirements

The student must meet the requirements of (a) the current catalog or (b) the catalog in effect at the time the student entered a program through readmission to the college or by changing his/her major.

Minimum Hours in Residence

Students must complete at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for their degree program through Roane State. Thirty percent of the semester hours for a certificate program must be taken at Roane State. Experiential and Proficiency credit do not apply to this residency requirement.

Additional Degrees

Requirements for more than one degree may be met. A minimum of 16 semester hours beyond the requirements for the first degree must be completed, as well as all course requirements for the additional degree. Separate Intent to Graduate forms must be filed for each degree.

Additional options within a degree program

A student may complete requirements for more than one option within an A.A.S. degree program by successfully completing all course requirements. Only one diploma will be issued for the degree.

Obligations to the College

Candidates must fulfill all financial obligations to the college including parking tickets, the return of library books, audio-visual tapes, college at home materials, etc.

Exit Testing

All students seeking a degree from Roane State will be required to take the Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP) Exam prior to being granted their degree. Information regarding test administration dates will be sent to the student once his/her Intent to Graduate has been processed. Certificate students are exempt from the Academic Profile. A student may, as a condition of their graduation, be required to take additional tests designed to measure achievement in general education and in their major. The purpose of such testing is for evaluating institutional effectiveness or the academic program. Participation in testing may be required of all students, of students in certain programs, and of students selected on a sample basis. In order to comply fully with this provision, the student must authorize the release of his/her scores to the institution. Unless otherwise indicated, no minimum score or level of achievement is required for graduation and individual student scores will be treated as confidential.

Additional requirements for Associate of Science in Teaching majors

  • Attainment of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average
  • Successful completion of PRAXIS I or ACT score of 22 or higher
  • Satisfactory rating on an index of suitability for the teaching profession
     
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