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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Individual programs are listed in the college catalog and these listings include both the general and technical components necessary for completion of degree requirements. All programs must meet the Middle State Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) General Education requirements and all, except the AOS degree programs, have Alfred State College minimum requirements that must be met in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Furthermore, with the exception of AOS and AAS degree programs, all programs have specific SUNY General Education requirements. The Alfred State General Education program allows students to develop the competence and skills necessary to become civic minded, globally aware, ethical and productive employees and citizens in today's world. The program focuses on the MSCHE general education expectations, SUNY General Education requirements, the ASC mission/ core values/principles of community, and Institutional Student Learning Outcomes embedded within each degree program. For more information regarding the specific graduation requirements for your program, contact your adviser or department chair. Further information regarding SUNY/ASC General Education requirements as well as the list of courses approved for General Education and a list of courses approved for Liberal Arts and Sciences can be found online.

In addition, all students who plan to graduate must apply for graduation online through BannerWeb or must submit a Degree Application Form to the Student Records and Financial Services Office. Online access and forms are available to all students during restricted times throughout the semester in which they expect to graduate.

Students are expected to meet regularly with their academic advisers who will assist with academic problems and monitor progress toward satisfaction of graduation requirements for the degree. Degree audits can be viewed at

It is important for students to know the current graduation requirements for their program. Per Academic Regulation 102, “Each individual student has ultimate responsibility for understanding and adhering to each of these regulations and for meeting the requirements for graduation as stated herein.” Please see Academic Regulation 200 Graduation Requirements for complete information. Further, students who readmit must comply with degree requirements at the time of readmission. Students should direct specific questions to their advisers/department chairs.

The graduation eligibility of expected graduates is checked and finalized by academic departments. Final graduation lists are submitted to the registrar by academic departments per the published End of the Semester Timetable.