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Student Responsibilities

The student is responsible for meeting the requirements of the College for the degree and concentration selected. Academic professionals will assist students in planning for their programs, but the responsibility for completing the proper curriculum rests with the student.


Completion of Degree Requirements

Students who take 15 or more hours per semester for two consecutive academic years of two semesters each may expect to complete all the requirements for the degree by the end of their second year. Students who become irregular in their attendance or take fewer than the hours suggested above can expect to spend more than two academic years completing degree requirements.


Students who complete degree requirements within four years from the date of initial matriculation will not be held responsible for meeting new or added requirements. Students whose enrollment is interrupted for two or more consecutive regular semesters will follow the applicable catalog at the time of the last entry.


Application for Degree

A candidate for a degree must file a formal application for the degree with the College and pay the graduation fee ten (10) days after the beginning of the semester of graduation. Prior to receiving clearance for graduation, each graduating student must have a completed résumé on file with the College.



At least twenty-five percent (25%) of the credit hours required for a degree must be earned through instruction offered by Knoxville College.


Honors and Awards

Associate degree graduation honors are awarded based upon a Knoxville College cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 system. Other honors include the Dean’s List, which recognizes all full-time students with an overall Knoxville College cumulative average of 3.50 after at least two semesters, and the Honor Roll, which includes all full-time students who earn an average of 3.0 or higher in the semester involved.

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