To receive an Associate of Science degree, a student must satisfy the requirements related to semester credits, grade point average and courses.

• Earn a minimum of 64 semester credits by completing all the required courses.
• Maintain an institutional GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 system).
• Earn a minimum course grade of 2.0 (on a 4.0 system) for each course in the program.

USA-C confers degrees at the end of each 15-week course term (3 times each year). The conferral date is the date on which the student’s degree is officially conferred. Upon completion of all required courses, submission of the graduation application, and resolving of any outstanding financial obligations, students who have met all academic and administrative requirements will receive two official transcripts and their diploma.

If the student has not completed the coursework and earned a grade at the end of the course, the instructor may issue one of the following grades:

(I) Incomplete- If the course has not been completed, the instructor may grant an I on a two-month extension of the term, at no additional tuition cost, when the student is making satisfactory progress and the instructor believes that an extension of time will permit satisfactory completion. At the end of this period, a final grade must be recorded.
(W) Withdrawal- The student may withdraw from any course before the end of the term. A student who withdrawals or is administratively withdrawn must retake the course and is responsible for a new tuition payment for that course of study.