Degree Graduation Requirements

Students are encouraged to meet with program specific counselors to determine if they have met the necessary requirements and/or to finalize a detailed list of courses needed to complete their degree/certificate program. Students may also verify program requirements via the student portal by selecting the Academic Planning tab under the WebAdvisor for Students section, then clicking the Program Evaluation link. For an accurate degree audit, verify the curriculum and catalog year are correct. 

Once students are certain their program of study is accurate and all requirements met, an online graduation application may be submitted via the student portal by selecting the Academic Planning tab under the WebAdvisor for Students section, then clicking the Application for Graduation link. A separate application is required for each additional certificate or degree. Please be aware there are graduation deadlines each semester in order to participate in graduation. These dates can be found on the student portal, on Triton's website, and in the calendar section of the catalog.

Board Policy # 5118; last updated: 11/16/93

The following requirements also must be met to qualify for graduation with an associate’s degree:

College Success Courses

College success courses (numbered 001-099) may not be used to meet graduation requirements. Courses numbered 001-099 taken prior to fall 1980 may not be classified as developmental. Contact a counselor for further information.

Articulated Courses

Courses that have been articulated with at least three individual colleges or universities in Illinois or approved by an Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) panel are identified by the "◊" symbol following courses numbered 100-299 (i.e., RHT 101◊). Such courses include: 1) arts and sciences courses designed to transfer to colleges and universities; and 2) articulated career courses (with limited applicability to transfer institutions). When making transfer plans, students should check with the college or university they plan to attend to assure these courses will transfer. For more information consult with a counselor, or stop by the Walk-in Counseling Center in the Student Center, Room B-140.

Physical Education Elective

A maximum of six semester hours of physical education activity courses (PED courses numbered below 150◊) may be used as electives to fulfill graduation requirements.

Semester Hour Requirement

Students must complete the number of semester hours and all requirements specified for the particular curriculum in which the degree is awarded.

Residence Requirement

Students must complete at least 15 of the last 18 semester hours of course work in residence at Triton College.

Grade-Point Average Requirement

Students in arts and sciences curricula must achieve a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 ("C" average) in all courses attempted. Students in career education curricula must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses used to fulfill graduation requirements. RHT 101 and RHT 102 must be a "C" or better to fulfill IAI and graduation requirements from Triton College.

High School Transcript Requirement

You must submit official high school or GED transcript to fulfill graduation requirements.

General Education Semester Hour Requirements

Area

Degree Type

 

AA

AS

AGS

AAS

AFA

 

 

**

 

*

Art

Music

Communications

9

9

6

6

9

9

Social and Behavioral Science

9

6

3

6

6

6

Humanities and Fine Arts

9

6

3

6

6

Mathematics

3

6-9

3

3

3

3

Physical and Life Science

7-8

10-11

8

8

Minimum general education semester hours

37-41

37-41

24

15

32

32

Program requirements & electives

23-27

19-23

40

45

30

35

Minimum semester hours for graduation

64

60-64

64

60

62

64

*Note: new requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree (effective Fall 2015)

**Note: new requirements for the Associate in Science Degree (effective Fall 2016)