Policy on Graduation
The Graduation Policy establishes campus-level requirements that must be met, in addition to UH System and program-specific requirements, for conferrals (i.e., degree or certification). The objectives of this policy are to establish a minimum cumulative-GPA campus standard for degree/certificate conferrals and articulate procedures related to Graduation policy compliance.
- Graduation: The awarding/conferral of a degree or certificate with a notation on a student’s official transcript.
- Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA): is a system used to evaluate the overall scholastic performance of college students. The GPA of a student is computed by dividing the total number of his/her grade points by the total number of course credits for which the student received the grades of A, B, C, D, or F. The grade points a student earns for a course are computed by multiplying the number of credits that the course is worth by the grade points assigned to the grade that the student receives for the course (i.e., 4 for A, 3 for B, 2 for C, 1 for D, and 0 for F). For the purposes of this policy, “GPA” refers only to grade points and credits earned at Leeward Community College (Leeward CC) and only for courses numbered 100 or higher, unless a sub-100 level course is applicable towards degree requirements and was taken for a letter grade.
Leeward CC complies with UHCC policy 5.203 which requires students earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or better for all courses used to meet program degree requirements. Leeward CC programs may have their own specific graduation requirements. In addition, students must hold a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in Leeward CC delivered courses in order to be awarded degrees or certificates. Minimum GPA in both categories must be met by the time of conferral.
Procedures and Responsibilities
Before awarding degrees or certificates, the appropriate college personnel will verify the student holds a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA at Leeward CC as well as meeting all program-specific requirements.