Attention: All students planning to complete an Associate Degree:
Make sure you have done a Degree Audit i.e. a checklist of the requirements.
Common mistakes to avoid:
- Registering in too many courses for a category eg too many first Arts courses. These courses become redundant and you waste time and money doing them.
- Not registering in Pre-requisite courses first. Most Second year courses have pre-requisites that must be completed first.
- Postponing English too long. Starting in Sept 2018 Eng 100 is compulsory. However if you got a “C-“ or a “D” and keep postponing it, you may find that you have to stay 1 extra semester to complete the 6 credits that are required.
- Postponing Math Science requirements too long for AD Arts eg a Lab course which meets 3 days a week .
- Postponing Math Pre-requisites to take second year Math courses.
- Not understanding precluded credits eg Math 100 and Math 110 count only as 1 course – 3 credits; same with Math 111 and Math 113
- Not understanding what counts as a second-year course e.g Psychology 120 is a second-semester course and does not NOT count as a second year course.
- Not having a cum GPA of 2.0 . A cum GPA of 1.98 will NOT qualify you for an Associate degree. You may have to repeat a course or 2 to improve cum GPA.
See a counselor for a degree audit. It may save you problems later.
It is very sad indeed when students find out they have taken 5 extra courses or that they have completed 65 credits but do not qualify for an Associate Degree. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you!
– Student Services