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Steps to Graduation


In addition to completion of the necessary hours of classroom work, candidates for graduation must complete the following conditions before graduation:

  • Two semesters before the anticipated graduation date, the degree candidate must file a Graduation Review form, applying to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for a degree program review and graduation requirements.
  • The candidate for the bachelor’s degree must have taken 30 of the last 42 hours of course work at Dallas Christian College. The Chair of the Department of the student’s major and the Vice President of Academic Affairs must approve in advance any course work not completed at DCC. The Academic Council may approve other special arrangements. Active duty service members and their spouses, including Reservists and National Guardsmen on active duty, will be exempted from the requirement of 30 of the last 42 hours.
  • The candidate for the associate’s degree must have taken 15 of the last 26 hours of course work at Dallas Christian College. The Chair of the Department of the student’s major and the Vice President of Academic Affairs must approve in advance any course work not completed at DCC. The Academic Council may approve other special arrangements. Active duty service members and their spouses, including Reservists and National Guardsmen on active duty, will be exempted from the requirement of 15 of the last 26 hours.
  • The candidate must have attained a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above in work at Dallas Christian College.
  • The candidate must have attained a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above in each major.
  • The candidate must have the approval of the faculty and the DCC Board of Trustees.
  • The candidate must have fulfilled all obligations to the College, including Christian Service, student account, financial aid including exit counseling, library, and any other department of the College, including the academic department. All financial obligations and academic issues from previous terms must be resolved by April 1 before Commencement.
  • The candidate must have completed all class work and assignments by the week before commencement.
  • The candidate must complete a Graduation Application one semester prior to Graduation and pay the graduation fee (non-refundable) the semester he or she plans to graduate.
  • The candidate must have received one semester’s credit for Christian service (CHRS-1000 Developing Christian Influence) for each semester of six or more hours of enrollment at Dallas Christian College.
  • The candidate must complete all departmental assessment exams selected by the Director of Institutional Effectiveness. Currently the departmental exams include the ETS Proficiency Profile, the ABHE Bible Exam, and the DCC Bible and Theology Exam. (Under special circumstances, students may apply for a waiver to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.)


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