Graduation Policies

For Associate or Bachelor Degree

Graduation Requirements
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation from Landmark College.

Graduation from Landmark College with an Associate degree requires students to earn 61 credits. Students must earn 22 credits from the Common Core, which includes introductory courses in English, First Year Studies, Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, and Natural or Physical Science. Students must earn an additional 39 credits through a combination of degree requirements and electives to achieve the 61 credits that are necessary for graduation. For requirement details, see the degree program requirements, found in the College Bulletin.

Graduation from Landmark College with a Bachelor’s degree requires a student to earn 121 credits to earn their degree. Students must earn 37 Core Requirements at the 1000-2000 level, which includes introductory courses in English, First Year Studies, Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, Natural or Physical Science, and World Languages, 24 General Education Core Requirements at the 3000-4000 level, 48 B.A. Elective Credits and 12 Major Requirement Credits. Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies are found in the College Bulletin.

Graduation Walking Policy
Students who are within two (2) 3-credit general education electives of completing their degree may walk in the commencement ceremony.

Summer graduating students can walk in the spring ceremony if they will have earned 55 credits by the end of the spring semester and are registered for summer courses either on campus or in study abroad (these students are considered summer graduates).

Spring graduating students can walk in the fall ceremony if they are registered for and will finish their last course in the January winter intersession and will have earned 58 credits by the end of the fall semester (these students are considered spring graduates).

Summer graduating students can also walk in the prior fall ceremony if they will have earned 58 credits by the end of the fall semester and will enroll at Landmark in the upcoming summer sessions or in study abroad. Summer graduating students with fewer than 55 credits at the end of the spring semester may not walk in the spring ceremony, but they may choose to walk in the following fall ceremony.

All summer graduating students, regardless of when they walk, or if they walk, officially graduate at the end of the last summer session.

Any student can file a written appeal to the President at least one month in advance of a commencement ceremony, if the student feels that their circumstances might warrant additional policy flexibility.

Credits and Graduation
No student is ever graduated in the database or issued an actual diploma until all credits and requirements are complete.

Landmark College has thee official graduation dates per year (December, May, and August) even though students may complete their last credits and requirements in January or at any earlier point in the summer sessions; those finishing at these times officially graduate on the upcoming graduation date and not the one prior to finishing (or when they may have walked).

Walking at graduation is not a guarantee of earning a degree. For those students who walk at graduation prior to meeting ALL graduation requirements, no academic honors will be conferred until after the student meets ALL academic requirements.

Questions? Contact us for more information.

Karen Damian
Registrar
802-387-6711
registrar@landmark.edu

Bryana Worthy
Assistant Registrar
802-387-7121
bryanaworthy@landmark.edu

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