2018-2019 Catalog 
    May 24, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduation Requirements

Students are responsible for applying for Graduation.  Degrees and certificates are not awarded automatically.  Students should apply online in MySite during the final semester.  Official transcripts for any prior work must be on file for the coursework to be considered. The deadline to file a Petition for Graduation is:

  • March 1* for spring graduation
  • July 1* for summer graduation
  • November 1* for fall graduation

*Associate Degree for Transfer deadlines may be different. Please see a Counselor for more information.

Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) Degree

Upon completion of the following requirements, the South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees will confer the Associate degree.

  1. Unit Requirement: Units of Course Credit — minimum 60 units.  Courses numbered 1-299 at Saddleback are applicable towards the AA and AS degrees. Students may apply only one course below transferable freshman composition ENG 1A toward the Associate Degree.
  2. Scholarship Requirements: A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 in all units attempted at Saddleback College and an overall grade-point average of 2.0 for all transcripts used.
  3. Residence Requirement: Of the 60 semester units required, at least 12 units must be completed in residence at Saddleback College.
  4. General Education Requirement: Students are advised to consult a Saddleback College counselor for assistance in developing an educational plan prior to choosing their general education pattern and degree. A single course may be used to satisfy both a general education and major requirement.  Complete 1, 2, or 3:
    1. Associate Degree – General Education Requirements (see “Associate Degree General Education Requirement” below) or

    2. The California State University General Education Breadth Certification pattern, or

    3. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum pattern

  5. Major Requirement: All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. (Title 5 section 55063)
    1. Complete an Associate degree program as described in the Saddleback College catalog