Skip to Main Content

All students who have successfully completed all requirements for degrees and academic/career certificates will automatically be graduated from the college. Students must complete the graduation requirements in effect at the time they declared their major, unless the current catalog of record is beneficial for the student, in which case, the student record may be updated. 

The Office of the Registrar will create graduation applications for all students who have active degree, academic and/or career certificates programs and have completed 75% of the program. Graduation Applications will be created in the order that majors were added to a student’s record. Additional information on automatic graduation can be found on the website (rcbc.edu/graduation). 

NOTE: A student cannot graduate until the requirements for “X” and “I” contracts are fulfilled.


Graduation with Honors

Graduation with Honors is official recognition by the college of outstanding academic achievement by a student during the entire period of her/his/their enrollment at the college.

Criteria:

1. To be considered for Graduation with Honors, a student must have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours at Rowan College at Burlington County.

2. Only courses that carry college credits will be used in computing grade point averages (GPA) for graduation.

3. Graduation with Honors is available only to individuals receiving Associate of Applied Science, Associate of
Science, Associate of Arts, or Associate of Fine Arts degrees.

4. Requests for exceptions due to circumstances of an extraordinary nature may be submitted to the Provost.


Types of Honors

Cum Laude (Honors) – Required
Cumulative GPA: 3.50 – 3.74

Magna Cum Laude (High Honors) –
Required Cumulative GPA: 3.75 – 3.89

Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors) – Required Cumulative GPA: 3.90
& above.


Participation in Commencement

Students who wish to participate in the annual May commencement ceremony must meet the following criteria:

1. Student has met all degree requirements for declared degree program by the current year’s fall or spring terms or
is registered for the final courses necessary to meet degree requirements in the summer term of that same academic year.

2. Students should check "My Progress" (available through BaronOne/Self-Service) to see program requirements. The program requirement status should be ‘Complete’ or 'Pending' in order to be considered on track for graduation and be eligible to participate in in commencement.

3. Responded ‘Yes’ to participate in the annual commencement ceremony. 

4. Has a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Additional information on participating in Commencement can be found on the website (rcbc.edu/commencement).


Diplomas

Diplomas are ordered at the end of the fall, spring and summer semesters. Students will be notified of pick-up and delivery information via their RCBC email accounts. Diplomas will not be released/mailed if the student owes money to the college. Additional information on diplomas can be found on the website (rcbc.edu/graduation/diplomas). 


Multiple Degrees

Students pursuing more than one degree from Rowan College at Burlington County must meet the following criteria:

1. Satisfy the General Education Requirements for each degree,

2. Satisfy the program require­ments for each ma­jor, and

3. Earn at least 15 additional credits for each declared major beyond the credit requirements for completion of the
first degree.

Students pursuing multiple degrees should meet with a college academic advisor/ counselor to prepare a program. This should be done prior to the completion of 32 credits.


Transcript of Final Grades

Grades are issued at the end of each semester/term. Final grades are accessible by logging into Self-Service and selecting the ‘Grades’ link located under the Academic Profile section.

Students may also use Academic Profile to request an official transcript showing degree completion. A review of the transcript information is recommended to ensure that the degree is posted prior to submitting the online transcript request.


Transfer of Academic Record (Transcript)

In accordance with the Family Educa­tional Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Rowan College at Burlington County is not permit­ted to release a student’s academic record without the student’s written permission.

An official transcript bearing the college seal and the signature of the Registrar will be sent directly to another educational institution or employer upon receipt of a written or online Self-Service request from the student. Written requests should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Allow at least one week for processing. Transcripts of students who owe money to the college will not be sent until the balance is paid.

To protect the security of student records, any official transcript handled by a student bears the notation “Issued to Student.” Most institutions will not accept as of­ficial a transcript bearing this notation.


Transcript Errors

Errors on transcripts regarding grades must be brought to the Registrar’s attention within one year of the occurrence of the error. No changes to the transcript will be made after one year. Under extraordinary circumstances, appeals can be made to the Provost.