3.8.1 Effective Catalog Requirements

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Chapter 3: Educational Procedures

3.8.1 Effective Catalog Requirements

Related Minnesota State Board Policy: None.
Related Minnesota State Board Procedure: None.

Purpose:  To identify the requirements a student must complete in order to attain a degree, certificate, or other award.

Part 1: Catalog Publication

The Normandale Community College catalog is published annually during the spring semester.  Requirements take effect at the beginning of the following fall semester and remain in effect through the end of the academic year (the end of the following summer term).

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Part 2: Effective Catalog Requirements

Students will follow the requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of the student’s admission to the College.  Alternatively, students may elect to follow subsequent catalog requirements by submitting written notification to the Records Office.  A student cannot follow requirements from more than one catalog.

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Part 3: Time to Completion

Subpart A:  Students completing program requirements in four or fewer years may follow either the catalog requirements in effect at the time of their initial enrollment or the requirements of any succeeding catalog in effect during their period of enrollment.


Subpart B: Students who take longer than four years to complete program requirements at Normandale may follow any catalog in effect during the four-year period immediately preceding their date of graduation.


Subpart C: Program Closures. 
Students have four years to complete a degree program after it has been closed.

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