Myth: Students are forced to leave the university if they don’t complete their degree quickly enough.
This is false. Students are asked to leave the university before they complete their degree only if they have academic or student-conduct difficulties.
When students accumulate more units than are required for their degree but have not completed all degree requirements, they are classified as “super seniors.” When they accumulate 125 percent of the units required for their degree but have not completed all of their degree requirements, they are classified as “excess unit seniors.” At this point, a registration hold is put on their record, and they must see their advisor each quarter thereafter until they graduate. Still, they are not asked to leave the campus.
However, there are cases in which a student may be forced to graduate. Students who continue to take classes after completing the requirements for their degree will be asked to leave, even if those extra classes are to improve the GPA, prepare for graduate school, or to complete a minor. A student will not be forced to graduate with a minor, but no major. A bachelor’s degree is considered the primary objective of all students.
For more information about the super senior policy, visit http://www.cpp.edu/~academic/programs/sds-plan.shtml.
For more information on degree requirements, visit http://catalog.cpp.edu/content.php?catoid=4&navoid=769#Requirements_for_Bachelor_s_Degree
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