Catalog Year

Each student’s year of acceptance is established when the student is formally admitted into a certificate or degree program as a major or pre-major. A student’s year of acceptance is adjusted if the student formally postpones admission, executes a change of major or reapplies after formal admission expires.

Certificates and Associate Degrees

Students may elect to graduate under the requirements of any catalog in effect during the five years after formal acceptance to a certificate or associate degree program.

If the requirements for a certificate or associate degree are not met within five years of formal acceptance into the program, admission expires and the student must reapply for admission.

Baccalaureate Degrees

Students may elect to graduate under the requirements of any catalog in effect during the seven years after formal acceptance to a baccalaureate degree program. However, a course satisfying a particular General Education Requirement (GER) in the semester in which it was completed will continue to satisfy that GER for that student even if its status has changed in the catalog under which the student graduates.

If the requirements for a baccalaureate degree are not met within seven years of formal acceptance into the program, admission expires and the student must reapply for admission.