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Graduation Students can graduate in the summer, fall or spring. The commencement ceremony is held annually at the conclusion of the spring semester.

Students who anticipate completing their final requirements during the 2003-04 academic year must submit their petition for graduation by December 5 for Fall 2003 and March 21 for Spring 2004.

It is your responsibility to petition for graduation; degrees and certificates are not conferred auto- matically. Degrees and certificates are issued approximately 6-8 weeks following the end of each semester.

Commencement is a memorable event for both graduates and their families. A reception for stu- dents and their families takes place immediately following the commencement ceremony in the Norman Smith Center. Information regarding graduation exercises is mailed to prospective par- ticipants in April and is also made available on the BCC web site under “Student Services.”

Graduation with Honors Graduates will be recognized during the com- mencement ceremony for academic honors if they achieve a grade point average of 3.25 or above based on the student's cumulative grade point average from the semester prior to graduation. Honors are based on all units applicable to the degree, including units transferred.

Graduates receiving an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree will be eligible for academic honors based on the cumulative grade point average at the end of the semester in which the student applied and was approved for gradua- tion. Honors are based on all units applicable to the degree, including units transferred. An honors notation is made on the student's diploma and permanent academic record.

Barstow College recognizes excellence at three levels.


    • 3.25

      to 3.49

    • 3.50

      to 3.74

    • 3.75

      to 4.00

Honors Awarded Cum laude (with praise) Magna cum laude (with great praise) Summa cum laude (with the highest praise)


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