General Requirements for Degrees and Certificates

Graduation requirements change periodically to meet the various needs of transfer universities, business and industry, and/or cancellation of courses and programs

  1. Satisfactory completion of all financial and other obligations to the College.
  2. Fulfillment of Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.
  3. A minimum grade point average of 2.0. Only courses that apply toward an Associate Degree or Certificate of Completion are included in this computation.
  4. Formal application for graduation must be submitted to the Admissions/Records Office during the semester immediately preceding graduation.
  5. If a student changes from a career/technical to an academic program of study while at Panola College, failing grades associated with the earlier course of study will not be computed in the grade point average required for graduation. Passing grades for courses in the previous course of study may be used, if the courses are acceptable as electives.
  6. All candidates for graduation are encouraged to participate in commencement exercises. However, after completion of required coursework, the student’s degree will be reflected on the diploma and official transcript, regardless of participation.