Graduation Requirements

Catalog Restrictions

South Texas College awards the Bachelor of Applied Technology, Associate of Art and Associate of Science degrees, Associate of Applied Science and the Certificate of Completion.

A student who enrolls at South Texas College during any academic year and who earns credit for work done during that year may graduate under the degree requirements provision of the catalog in force during the studentís first semester of enrollment, provided that the student graduates within seven years for the bachelor degree program, within five years for an associate degree program, and within three years for a certificate program. Otherwise, the student may graduate by fulfilling the degree requirements as published in the catalog in force at the time of the studentís graduation.

Course Substitution

All course substitutions must be initiated at the department level. The Program Chair of the studentís major will complete the Course Substitution via Workflow and forward it to the Program Chair or the course owner for evaluation. Once this is complete, the Dean of the course owner will review the substitution request for final approval and forward it to the Office of Admissions and Records for processing.

Graduation Ceremony

The ceremony for graduation is held in May or at such other times determined by the Board based upon the needs of the College.

Although participation is optional, graduates are strongly encouraged to participate in the ceremony so that faculty and staff may publicly express their congratulations to each student.

Those who have satisfied the following requirements may be graduated.

Bachelor Of Applied Technology

To be awarded the Bachelor of Applied Technology, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete the appropriate course of study for a 4-year Bachelor of Applied Technology program as specified in the College catalog. Developmental, other non-credit, coursework does not apply toward graduation requirements.
  2. South Texas College will accept a maximum of 60 semester credits of applicable course work transferred from another accredited college or university toward a Bachelor of Applied Technology granted by STC.
  3. Maintain a minimum average of "C" (2.0 GPA) for all courses in the area of specialization and a minimum overall cumulative average of "C" (2.0 GPA in all other courses).
  4. Pay all debts to the College prior to graduation.

Associate Of Applied Science Degree

To be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete the appropriate course of study for a two-year Associate of Applied Science program as specified in the College catalog. Developmental or other non-credit coursework does not apply toward graduation requirements.
  2. South Texas College will accept a maximum of 45 semester credits of applicable coursework transferred from another regionally accredited college or university toward a AAS granted by STC.
  3. Maintain a minimum average of "C" (2.0 GPA) for all courses in the area of emphasis or specialization and a minimum overall cumulative average of "C" (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.
  4. Pay all debts to the College prior to graduation.

Associate Of Arts Degree

To be awarded the Associate of Arts Degree, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete the appropriate course of study for a two-year Associate of Arts program as specified in the College catalog. Developmental or other non-credit coursework does not apply toward graduation requirements.
  2. South Texas College will accept a maximum of 45 semester credits of applicable coursework transferred from another regionally accredited college or university toward an AA granted by STC.
  3. Maintain a minimum average of "C" (2.0 GPA) for all courses in the area of emphasis or specialization and a minimum overall cumulative average of "C" (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.
  4. Pay all debts to the College prior to graduation.

Associate Of Applied Science Degree

To be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete the appropriate course of study for a two-year Associate of Applied Science program as specified in the College catalog. Developmental or other non-credit coursework does not apply toward graduation requirements.
  2. South Texas College will accept a maximum of 45 semester credits of applicable coursework transferred from another regionally accredited college or university toward a AAS granted by STC.
  3. Maintain a minimum average of "C" (2.0 GPA) for all courses in the area of emphasis or specialization and a minimum overall cumulative average of "C" (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.
  4. Pay all debts to the College prior to graduation.

Certificate Of Completion

To be awarded the Certificate of Completion, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete a course of study for a Certificate of Completion program as specified in the College catalog. Developmental or other non-credit coursework does not apply toward
    graduation requirements.
  2. Accreditation requirements mandate that at least 25% of the required semester credit be STC courses.
  3. Maintain a minimum average of "C" (2.0 GPA) for all courses in the area of specialization and a minimum overall cumulative average of "C" (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.
  4. Pay all debts to the College prior to graduation.