Graduation requirements for an associate degree or vocational certificates are determined according to the Catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment. In order to maintain catalog rights, a student must be in continuous enrollment during each successive academic year. For purposes of catalog rights, the academic year begins each summer and ends the subsequent spring session. To maintain continuous enrollment, a student must attend at least one credit class in an academic year.
Students must apply for graduation within three years from the date all requirements are satisfied. It is important to note that:
- Students who maintain continuous enrollment at Allan Hancock College, or students who are continuing at another accredited institution within the United States are eligible to graduate from AHC under the catalog in effect at the time they first enrolled at Allan Hancock College.
- Students who stop attending AHC for a year or longer are eligible to graduate from AHC under the catalog in effect the semester the student re-enters Allan Hancock College again. One year is defined as one academic year. The student must maintain continuous enrollment thereafter.
- If a student attends another college after they have not attended Allan Hancock College for a year or longer, and does not re-enroll at Allan Hancock College, they are eligible to graduate from Allan Hancock College under the catalog in effect the semester they petition to graduate. One year is defined as one academic year.
Exceptions to the above policy may be made by the director, Admissions and Records, for medical reasons or for military service.