All students must submit an Application to Graduate in order to be considered for graduation.
Once the application has been submitted, an official evaluation will be done by the Registrar's Office to confirm that all graduation requirements have been satisfied. It takes approximately four weeks for an application to be processed.
Graduation diplomas are issued four times per year (January, May, June and August), however, a commencement ceremony is held only once per year (May).
For more information on commencement, please see our commencement pages.
For further information contact the Registrar at (978) 762-4000 x4487 or email@example.com.
1. Earned at least 60 hours of college-level credit with a cumulative college-level GPA of 2.0 or higher;
2. Completed at least 25% of coursework at North Shore Community College;
3. Met the particular detailed career course and grading requirements in the curriculum selected;
4. Met all other specific requirements set by the College, including math and communications proficiencies.
Additional Associate's Degree
A graduate or prospective graduate of the College may apply for an additional associate's degree. Each applicant will be given equal consideration with applicants who have never attended the College. Each application will be treated on its individual merits. Normally, credit will be given for previously earned North Shore Community College credits, which are applicable to the requirements of the additional degree program. The students must meet all specific degree requirements of the program for which a second associate's degree will be granted. A minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours must be taken beyond the first degree.
1. Complete all course requirements with a GPA of 2.0 or higher;
2. Completed at least 25% of coursework at North Shore Community College
3. Met all other specific requirements set by the College, including math and communications proficiencies.
NOTE: Simultaneous awarding of Certificate and Degree policy: Certificates whose coursework is embedded in an Associate’s degree program will not be awarded simultaneously in the same term as the degree is awarded.
HONORS REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMENCEMENT:
Commencement Honors are awarded to students who have completed degree or certificate requirements with a cumulative College-Level GPA of 3.30 or higher according to the following scale:
3.30 - 3.69 qualifies a student to graduate cum laude
3.70 - 3.89 qualifies a student to graduate magna cum laude
3.90 - 4.00 qualifies a student to graduate summa cum laude
In addition, those graduating with honors are required to have earned at least 50% of their required credits in residence at North Shore Community College.