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Graduation Policies

Graduation Requirements

The Gateway Technical College District has procedures that govern the graduation requirements for Technical Diploma, Associate Degree Programs and Advanced Technical Certificates. In order to graduate, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • All the course requirements on the official curriculum sheet must be completed successfully. Any course substitutions must be approved and documented on your student record.
  • Twenty-five percent (25%) of the program credits must be earned at Gateway. Courses which were completed by the advanced standing process are not counted as credits earned at Gateway.
  • Twenty-five percent (25%) of the major course credits designated with an asterisk (*) on the curriculum sheet must be earned at Gateway. Courses which were completed by the advanced standing process are not counted as credits earned at Gateway.
  • The following grade point average (GPA) requirements must be met:
    • Program GPA of 2.000 is required to graduate (2.000 on a four-point grading scale is a C).
    • Major GPA of 2.000 is required.
  • Some programs require a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in some courses; verify these requirements by reviewing your curriculum sheet.
  • Individual programs may have additional requirements to meet accrediting agency requirements. Refer to the program curriculum sheet for additional graduation and grade point requirements.
  • All student financial obligations must be met before certificates, diplomas, degrees, advanced technical certificates, and transcripts are released.
  • It is your responsibility to check your degree audit [link to degree audit] and/or transcripts prior to your last semester of study to ensure that all the requirements for graduation will be met. All requirements must be completed by the last day of the semester, including removal of incomplete grades and submission of transcripts with transfer credits.

Adult High School Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from the Adult High School program, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Seventeen units of credit are presently required for completion of the Adult High School Program (9th through 12th grade). 
     
    English: 4 credits 
    Social Studies: 3 credits 
    Math: 2 credits 
    Science: 2 credits 
    Physical Education: 1.5 credits 
    Health: .5 credits 
    Elective Credits - Note one Gateway Technical College course should be taken: 4 credits 
     
    *Students who attend Kenosha Unified school district should contact the Adult High School Academic Advisor on the Kenosha campus for additional graduation requirements.
  • You must attend at least one semester of a graded class at Gateway in order to receive the Adult High School Diploma. Information concerning which classes are suitable for this credit may be obtained from your Adult High School Academic Advisor.

Computation of GPA for Graduation

Cumulative GPA

  • All associate degree and technical diploma level courses that you have taken at Gateway are used to calculate this GPA.
  • General College, precollege, and pretechnical are developmental and/or remedial classes and do not count toward graduation, nor are they used in GPA calculations.
  • This GPA appears on your transcript and program degree audit.

Program GPA

  • All courses on the program curriculum sheet are used to calculate this GPA.
  • This GPA is used to determine graduation honors.
  • This GPA may also be used to determine other department or campus awards.

Major GPA

  • All courses that are designated with an asterisk (*) on the program curriculum sheet are used to calculate this GPA.
  • This GPA is used to determine if the minimum GPA requirement has been met for these selected courses.
  • This GPA may also be used to determine other department or campus awards.