Minneapolis College confers three types of awards: associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. See Minneapolis College Policies 3.03 and 3.05. In order to receive an award from Minneapolis College, a student must:
- Complete the specific award requirements;
- Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better for coursework completed at Minneapolis College;
- Complete the graduation application process; (see below)
- Earn a specified number of credits from Minneapolis College; (see below) and
- Meet all financial obligations.
See Minneapolis College Policy 3.09 for additional information on graduation requirements.
Students who are completing a degree, diploma or certificate must submit a Graduation Application during the last semester of their program by the deadline listed on the College Calendar. Minneapolis College does not charge a fee to submit a Graduation Application.
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Credits Earned at Minneapolis College
As required by Minneapolis College Policy 3.09, in order to receive an award from Minneapolis College, a student must earn a minimum number of credits from Minneapolis College as follows:
- 20 credits for students seeking an Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree;
- 12 credits for students seeking an A.A. degree, and transferring from another MnSCU institution or the University of Minnesota;
- One-third of the credits required for a diploma or certificate.
Students may graduate either under the requirements in effect at the time the degree, diploma, or certificate is awarded or under the requirements in effect in any of the four previous academic years.
Students whose initial enrollment at Minneapolis College was prior to fall 2001 semester may graduate under the requirements in effect at the time of their initial enrollment at Minneapolis College if coursework or credit options exist to meet any outstanding program requirements.
Students must meet the requirements from one college catalog, and may not combine requirements from more than one catalog.