• Successfully complete all program requirements.
• Have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and at least a 2.0 major GPA.
• Have passing grades in all required courses.
• Complete a minimum of 25% of the program credits at FTCC.
• Submit the graduation application and fee by the term deadline.
(The graduation application and fee is required by all graduates, whether or not they are participating in the graduation ceremony.)
All course substitutions will be made upon the recommendation of the advisor, with endorsement by the deparment chairperson, division chair, and curriculum program dean. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Vice President for Academic and Student Services.
Students receiving assistance from the Veterans Administration must have prior approval to make course substitutions from the VA Office. Electives taken by students under VA educational benefits may exceed the total required hours of a curriculum only by the hours of the last elective taken to fulfill those requirements.
Graduating with Honors (Honors and Highest Honors status will be based on Fall 2013 grades for commencement.)
Highest Honors - Any student who had earned a quality point average of 4.0 in his or her degree or diploma program at Fayetteville Technical Community College will be granted a diploma or degree with
highest honors. This graduate will earn a gold cord and tassel.
Honors - Any student who has a quality point average of 3.50 - 3.99 in his or her degree or diploma program will be granted a diploma or degree with honors. This graduate will earn a gold tassel.
Gold tassels and cords for honors will be handed out early at the Cap and Gown Pickup
and on commencement day for latecomers. The student's transcript will be noted to
reflect this achievement.
Honor status is based only on the MAJOR GPA. (Certificate completers are not eligible for honors.) In order to graduate from the program, a student must have 2.0 CUM and MAJOR GPA.
The President's Award
The President's Award is presented to a deserving student selected by a faculty-staff committee. To be eligible for this award, a student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must have been enrolled on a full-time basis during the year of nomination. The student must exhibit and promote good student morale and demonstrate a genuine concern for FTCC and its role in the community.