Attention: All students planning to complete an Associate Degree
Make sure you have done a Degree Audit i.e. a checklist of the requirements. A paper copy of the checklist can be found in Student Services (Room 211).
Common mistakes to avoid:
- Registering in too many courses for a category e.g. too many Arts courses. These courses become redundant, cannot be counted to the Associate Degree, and you waste time and money doing them.
- Not registering in prerequisite courses first. Most second-year courses have prerequisites that must be completed first.
- Postponing English 099 or 100 too long if you have not received a “C.” You may find that you have to stay one extra semester to complete the 6 credits that are required.
- Postponing Math Science requirements too long for AD Arts e.g. a Lab course which meets 3 days a week.
- Not understanding precluded credits e.g. Math 100 and Math 110 count only as one course – 3 credits; Math 111 and Math 113 also count as one course.
- Not having a cum GPA of 2.0 – You may have to repeat a course to improve cum GPA. A cum GPA of 1.98 will not get you an Associate Degree.
See a counselor for a degree audit. It may save you problems later.