Aug 10, 2020  
Student Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Student Catalog 2020-2021

—Graduation


Graduation

All students completing programs of study at Northeast Mississippi Community College are encouraged to participate in graduation. Students desiring to graduate must apply for their degree/diploma in the Records office before the posted deadline. Application dates for applying for graduation are posted each semester.

  • Residency Requirement

    • To be eligible for graduation, a transfer student must complete a minimum of one semester (15 semester hours) in residence. Transfer students must complete at least 25% of their degree requirements at Northeast in order to graduate. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be earned on all academic work in order to graduate. Transfer students must present all prior academic transcripts at the time of enrollment. Earned academic transcripts from other institutions presented during the last semester may not be counted towards the degree/diploma.
  • Competency Requirement

    • To earn a degree or a certificate, a student must demonstrate through periodic examinations and through other requirements, as stated in the course syllabi, that he/she is competent in all courses within a particular curriculum. In addition, completion requirements for associate degrees include being competent in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and computer literacy.
    • Reading competency - Each student who completes an Associate Degree must demonstrate the ability to read and comprehend at a level commensurate with the reading level of the textbook and other reading assignments. Reading competency can be demonstrated by successful completion of ENG 0113  Comprehension I, by a score of 67 on the Accuplacer Reading Test, or by successful completion of a three hour social/behavioral science course.
    • Writing competency - Each student who completes an Associate Degree must demonstrate proficiency in written communications by composing effective sentences and paragraphs; applying correctly the rules of grammar, punctuation, spelling, word division, and word choice; and developing in written form clear, concise thoughts and ideas. Writing competencies are developed in English Composition.
    • Mathematics competency - Each student who completes an Associate of Arts Degree must earn credit in MAT 1313 , an equal course, or a higher-level course.
  • To qualify for graduation, all candidates must meet the specific requirements for a degree or certificate.
  • Exception for Graduation Participation

    • A student may participate in the spring graduation exercise if he/she is within seven semester hours of meeting the degree requirements and if he/she has a 2.00 GPA. The student must plan to complete the degree-required courses in the immediate summer term after participating in graduation. A vocational student lacking a summer term meeting the certificate requirements may participate in graduation if he/she has a 2.00 GPA, and if he/she plans to complete the requirements in the immediate summer school after graduation. In both cases, the degree or certificate awards will be made after all required course work is completed.

Associate of Arts Degree:

The Associate of Arts degree is awarded to students completing university parallel programs. Candidates for the A.A. degree must complete the following:

  1. Earn a minimum of 62 semester hours applicable to a bachelor’s degree of which 3 semester hours may be non-academic credits (Physical education or other activity courses, COE, LLS). LLS 1223 Life Skills Development is considered as an academic course.
  2. Earn a grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Complete the 32 semester hours of general education core consisting of:
    • English Composition (ENG 1113  and ENG 1123  , 6 semester hours),
    • Social and/or behavioral science (6 semester hours from sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology),
    • Humanities (6 semester hours from history, literature, modern foreign language, philosophy, religion, art, speech, or music),
    • Laboratory science (8 semester hours),
    • Fine arts (3 semester hours selected from art/music/theatre appreciation, music survey, or art history),
    • Mathematics (MAT 1313 , equivalent or above, 3 semester hours).

Associate of Applied Science Degree:

The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded to students completing requirements in technical programs. To receive the A.A.S. degree, candidates must:

  1. Complete the number of semester hours as designated in programs of study.
  2. Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Complete the 15 semester hours general education core consisting of:
    • English Composition (ENG 1113 , 3 semester hours),
    • Social or behavioral science (3 semester hours from sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology),
    • Fine arts (3 semester hours selected from art/music/theatre appreciation),
    • Computer or computer related (3 semester hours) OR Speech (SPT 1113  , 3 semester hours)
    • College Algebra (MAT 1313  ) 3 semester hours or above, OR  laboratory science course BIO, CHE, PHY, AGR  (4 semester hours).
  4. Complete major courses consisting of 40-65 semester hours.
  5. Complete other courses as suggested by adviser. Students who do not meet the requirements in their program of study will be changed to the program of study of Liberal Arts.

*Cooperative Education - Three hours of Co-op (COE) or Learning and Life Skills (LLS) credit are accepted for elective credit in each degree program published in this catalog. These courses are considered as non-academic credit. Therefore, they may account for no more than 3 hours of the 62 required for graduation. 

Certificate

A certificate is awarded to a student who successfully completes the prescribed programs of study. The requirements for graduation are:

  1. Complete each unit of the prescribed program of study.
  2. Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in the program.

Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates

Graduation and Transfer-out rates may be obtained in the Records Office in Ramsey Hall.

Academic Transcripts

An academic transcript will be issued only upon a written and signed request from the student provided that all college obligations have been met. The fee for an Official Transcript is $10. Students will request transcripts by going to: http://www.nemcc.edu/transcripts/ to request their transcript. Wherever possible, an electronic transcript will be sent to our college partners accepting these transcript formats. Others will be mailed. Additional fees will apply for Overnight or Rush delivery of transcripts. Northeast Mississippi Community College has appointed Credentials Solutions as the designated agent for processing and sending official electronic transcripts on behalf of Northeast Mississippi Community College. The PDF transcript that is produced using this service contains the identical information as the printed transcript and can be certified as unaltered by uploading the file to the company’s website taht is provided during the delivery process. Credentials Solutions has been granted the authority to deliver all such electronic transcript requests on behalf of Northeast Mississippi Community College and respond to any inquiries regarding the transactions.