Graduation Information


Applications may also be obtained from the Records Office E102.

About Graduation

Graduation is not automatic

Degrees are awarded to candidates in May, September and December. Final application must be made by the following dates:

  • First Friday in April for May graduation
  • August 15th for September graduation
  • First Friday in November for December graduation

Students applying for two degrees at the same time must submit separate applications (see below). To be eligible for graduation, students must satisfactorily complete all courses required in their curricula, have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0, and have the approval of the appropriate Department Chair and Dean.

Graduation Photography
View Graduation Slideshow 2017 from Island Photography!
View Graduation Slideshow 2017 from Island Photography!

A Second Associate Degree

In May, 1978, the Board of Trustees adopted the following policy on earning a second associate degree:

  • A student who already holds an academic degree may earn a second degree in a different curriculum at a community college. Such a student shall be treated the same as a transfer student with respect to the minimum number of credits he or she must take for the second degree. This will require that a student meet all program requirements and earn at least 25% of the minimum requirements of the new curriculum at the college through which the second degree is to be conferred.
  • A student may earn two degrees simultaneously at a community college by fulfilling all requirements as stated above.
  • Requests for additional degrees beyond a second require approval from the Academic Dean. Students who receive approval must then complete all program requirements, including earning at least 25% of the minimum requirements for the new curriculum at the college granting the degree.
  • Completion of requirements of an additional program option does not constitute a different degree.

Degree Requirements

In order to meet degree requirements, students must:

  • Complete the minimum number of semester hours of credit in the degree program being pursued with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0.
  • Complete at least 25% of the semester hours of credit in programs at Norwalk Community College.
  • Complete the required courses in the curriculum pursued. In addition, candidates in Nursing and Respiratory Care curricula must complete the clinical and academic courses in those departments with a minimum grade of C. Candidates in Early Childhood Education must complete ECE academic courses with a minimum grade of C.
  • Submit a formal Application for Graduation to the Records Office E102.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the College.