2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
    Apr 24, 2018  
2017-2018 College 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 in Arts Degree

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

  1. Unit Requirement: Units of Course Credit — minimum 60 units.
  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: Complete the requirements stated below under “Associate Degree General Education Requirement.”
    1. Students may apply only one course below transferable freshman composition ENG 1A toward the Associate Degree.
    2. A single course may be used to satisfy both a general education and a major requirement.
  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

Associate in Science Degree

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

  1. Unit Requirement: Units of Course Credit — minimum 60 units.
  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 must be completed in residence at Saddleback College.
  4. General Education Requirement: Complete the requirements stated below under “Associate Degree General Education Requirement.”

1. Students may apply only one course below transferable freshman composition ENG 1A toward the Associate Degree.

2. A single course may be used to satisfy both a general education and a major requirement.

  1. 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.

2. Complete an occupational (certificate) program as described in Saddleback College catalog with the exception of Cosmetology, Ecological Restoration, Geographic Information Systems, Gerontology, Interiors Merchandising, and Interiors Design Assistant.