To qualify for an AA/AS degree, you must meet the following coursework and unit requirements:
- Complete a minimum of sixty (60) associate degree applicable semester units of course work with not less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
Complete one of the following General Education patterns:
- San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education pattern with a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester units. OR
- California State University General Education pattern. OR
- Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (CSU Version) General Education pattern.
- General Education Patterns/Checklists.
- Completion of the requirements of an approved Major or an approved Area of Emphasis which will require an approved program of study with a minimum of 18 units of coursework as specified in the College Catalog. OR
- Completion of the requirements of an approved Area of Emphasis which will require an approved program of study with a minimum of 18 units of coursework as specified in the College Catalog
- A minimum competency must be demonstrated by a grade of "C" or better in courses offered in satisfaction of Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning (Area I - Language & Rationality).
Of the minimum required sixty (60) semester units, the student must complete:
- The last twelve (12) semester units and attend during the semester of qualification for graduation at San Joaquin Delta College. OR
- A total of at least twenty-four (24) units at San Joaquin Delta College.
- Units earned through Credit by Examination do not apply to the residency requirement.
Applying for and Receiving Your Degree
Associate Degree applications are submitted at the beginning of the term during which the student expects to complete the certificate requirements.
Apply for Your Degree
Degree Postings and Mailings
The Associate Degree(s) CANNOT be posted to the student's record until after the end of the term during which it was earned. This usually occurs during the second or third week following the end of that term. It could take longer if the student took a class that ends beyond the end of the term, as all grades must be posted. It could also be delayed if the student has an "Incomplete" to clear, has submitted a grade change request, or is taken a class at another college.
The diplomas are mailed approximately two months after the end of a term. The approximately availability dates are as follows:
- Summer: mid-October
- Fall: late February
- Spring: late July
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