Questions that Porterville College students often ask... and the answers.
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The minimum units required for an associate degree are 60.
Yes. You must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
You must complete the courses in your major, one of the three general education patterns, and the campus-specific requirements of PE/health, one of the Education courses, and an Ethnic Studies course. In addition, you must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0.
It is a good idea to periodically check in with a counselor to make sure you are on track to complete your degree requirements.
You must have official copies of transcripts from all colleges sent to our Admissions and Records office. These transcripts will be reviewed and determined as to which classes taken will count toward major or general education requirements for your major at Porterville College.
Porterville College requires you to complete an Ethnic Studies course, one of the Education courses listed on the GE checklists, and PE/health.
Yes, you can graduate with a dual major. You will use the same general education pattern for both majors; however, the major requirements in one major cannot be used (double-counted) for the major requirements of the other major.
You can "graduate" in the fall, spring, or summer terms. Normally, the application deadline is the first few weeks of the term preceding the term in which the student wants to graduate. Check with a counselor or the Admissions and Records office for the actual deadline dates.
You must complete an "Intent to Graduate" form. These are available in the counseling center or at the Admissions and Records office.
The commencement ceremony is only done once per year, on the Friday evening of the last day of finals in May.
At the college bookstore in the Student Center.
If you indicated on your Intent to Graduate form that you plan on participating in commencement, you will receive a letter a few weeks before commencement on the specifics of the ceremony, when to arrive, what to wear, etc. There will also be a practice on the Thursday evening before the commencement ceremony.