Sep 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook 
2019-2020 Student Handbook


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Handbook Policies and Procedures

All candidates for graduation must make application by November 1 for fall graduation, March 1 for spring graduation or summer graduates participating in commencement, and June 1 for summer graduation to be sure they have satisfied the requirements for graduation.

To qualify as an associate degree, certificate of general studies, technical certificate or certificate of proficiency graduate from North Arkansas College, a student must:

  1. Complete a graduation application and submit to the Registrar’s Office along with a degree audit completed by advisor, faculty advisor or instructor.
  2. Complete all course requirements for the degree or certificate as outlined in Northark’s current catalog.
  3. Achieve a 2.00 cumulative GPA
  4. Complete through Northark at least 15 hours of credit for an associate degree or technical certificate or complete at least 7 credit hours for a certificate of proficiency.
  5. 5. North Arkansas College limits academic residency to no more than twenty- five percent of the degree requirements for all undergraduate degrees for active-duty service members. Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty service members are enrolled. Reservists and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner.
  6. Students have the option of graduating under the requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment, or any subsequent issue while continuously enrolled, but they must complete all degree requirements and apply for graduation within four (4) years of the catalog selected. This does not apply to programs that have been deleted from the curriculum. In the case of program deletions, those students majoring in these areas will be notified as soon as possible of this action.


Academic honors will be awarded to students graduating with a 3.70-4.00 cumulative grade point average. The cumulative GPA is based on Northark course work taken through the semester in which the degree is awarded.

For a second degree at North Arkansas College, the student must meet all requirements for that degree under the appropriate catalog.

Northark automatically awards degree or certificate without student application when the Registrar’s Office can confirm eligibility. To ensure degree or certificate are confirmed and awarded the student should make application for graduation by the proper deadlines.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Handbook Policies and Procedures