Once a year in May, RPCC holds a commencement ceremony to recognize students who have completed or expect to complete degrees during that academic year (fall through summer). Graduates and degree candidates are expected to attend the ceremony.
CATALOG YEAR THAT DETERMINES DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Catalog year determines the set of academic requirements that must be fulfilled for graduation. A student will graduate under the catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment as a degree-seeking student at RPCC. This catalog may continue to be used by the student provided enrollment is not interrupted for two consecutive regular semesters (i.e., fall and spring). A student whose enrollment is interrupted for two or more consecutive regular semesters may choose no catalog earlier than the one in effect at the time of re-entry. Students may also choose to move into a newer catalog year if desired.
The College will make a reasonable effort to honor the curricular requirements in the chosen issue of the catalog. However, because courses and programs are sometimes discontinued, the College shall make the final determination as to whether or not degree requirements are met.
Note: Admission to River Parishes Community College does not guarantee admission to a student’s program of choice. While most associate degree programs are open to all students, admission to the Associate of Science in Teaching, Practical Nursing, and Medical Assistant programs are not guaranteed. Students must apply and be accepted to these programs. They may, however, begin taken courses for this curriculum prior to applying and being admitted.
At this time there is no fee for graduation (subject to change). Students attending the commencement ceremony will need to purchase a cap and gown. The cap and gown price is set each year by the vendor selected by the College.
Note: Any money owed to the College must be paid before students can receive their diplomas and transcripts verifying graduation. Also, students who have holds on their accounts must have these cleared in order to receive diplomas and transcripts.