Graduation

Students must apply to graduate. Applications for graduation must be filed with the Admission and Records Office prior to the published deadline.
Before applications are approved, the following documents must be submitted:

  1. Statements showing reasonable expectation of completion of degree requirements by graduation time.
  2. Transcripts that demonstrate a 2.0 GPA for all courses in the degree plan. A course is counted each time it is taken whether failed or passed, unless excluded by GPA adjustment.
  3. A receipt showing payment of cap and gown fee and diploma fee.
  4. Clearance of all financial and property matters to date.
  5. Approval of the department sponsoring the student.
The application of a student lacking a grade point average of 2.0 in the student’s major field will be removed from the graduation list at the beginning of the semester. If a student under such condition does complete all degree requirements, then the student must apply for the next regularly scheduled graduation date.

The student is responsible for making the graduation application, seeking the advice of an advisor about degree plans, and verifying compliance with all degree requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Level One Certificate
  1. Satisfy all admission requirements to LSCPA.
  2. Satisfy all admission requirements specific to the program (if applicable).
  3. Complete assessment and remediation if required.
  4. Complete an approved Recommended Program of Study.
  5. Complete a minimum of twelve (12) semester credit hours at LSCPA.
  6. Earn a 2.0 Grade Point Average on all coursework in the Recommended Program of Study.
  7. Make final application for graduation and pay all fees by the deadline date as stated in the current catalog.
Level Two Certificate
  1. Satisfy all admission requirements to LSCPA.
  2. Satisfy all admission requirements specific to the program (if applicable).
  3. Complete assessment and remediation if required.
  4. Successfully complete all required developmental courses.
  5. Earn a 2.0 grade point average on all coursework in the Recommended Program of Study.
  6. Complete at least fifteen (15) semester credit hours of major course work at LSCPA.
  7. Make final application for graduation and pay all fees by the deadline date as stated in the current catalog.
Associate of Arts Degree
  1. Satisfy all admission requirements to LSCPA.
  2. Complete the Recommended Program of Study.
  3. Successfully complete all required developmental courses.
  4. Earn a 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average for all courses in the Recommended Program of Study.
  5. Complete twenty five percent (25%) or more of the semester credit hours required for the Recommended Program of Study at LSCPA.
  6. Complete the core curriculum.
  7. No more than fifteen (15) semester credit hours of correspondence credit, and/or credit by examination combined may be used to satisfy degree requirements. No more than nine (9) semester credit hours may be correspondence courses.
  8. Make final application for graduation and pay all designated fees by the deadline as stated in the current catalog.
Associate of Arts Degree in Teaching
  1. Satisfy all admission requirements to LSCPA.
  2. Successfully complete all required developmental courses.
  3. Complete twenty five percent (25%) or more of the semester credit hours required for the Recommended Program of Study at LSCPA.
  4. Attain a GPA of at least 2.0 on all work required by the respective degree plan.
  5. Complete the prescribed core curriculum.
  6. Complete the program of study for one of the areas of emphasis in the Associate of Arts in Teaching as outlined in this catalog.
  7. No more than a total of fifteen (15) semester credit hours of correspondence credit, and/or credit by examination combined may be applied toward an associate degree. No more than nine hours may be correspondence courses.
  8. Make final application for graduation and pay all designated fees by the deadline as stated in the current catalog.
  Associate of Applied Science Degree
  1. Satisfy all admission requirements to LSCPA.
  2. Complete the Recommended Program of Study.
  3. Successfully complete all required developmental courses.
  4. Earn a 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average for all courses in the Recommended Program of Study.
  5. Complete twenty five percent (25%) or more of the semester credit hours required for the Recommended Program of Study at LSCPA.
  6. No more than fifteen (15) semester credit hours of correspondence credit, and/or credit by examination combined may be used to satisfy degree requirements. No more than nine (9) semester credit hours may be correspondence courses.
  7. Make final application for graduation and pay all fees by the deadline date as stated in the current catalog.