Degree Requirements

Students who maintain a consecutive enrollment and successfully complete at least one class during each semester (excluding Summer Sessions) graduate under the KCKCC General College Catalog degree requirements for the academic year they entered the College.

Students who have interrupted their enrollment for 2 or more semesters graduate under the college catalog with degree requirements for the academic year they re-enter the College.

Additional Requirements 

Students seeking an Associate Degree from the College must complete a degree check and have an application for graduation on file with the Counseling Office. In addition, students need to meet the following requirements:

  1. KCKCC general education requirements are considered fulfilled when a student submits an official transcript of the completion of an Associate in Arts degree, Associate in Science degree, Baccalaureate degree or above from a regional accredited college or university. Specialized programs may require enrollment in and completion of science and/or other designated courses taken more than seven years ago.
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 academic credit hours and meet all degree requirements;
  3. Complete college exit exam;

All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0100, First Year Experience.

All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101: Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning.


  1. A student already has a college degree.
  2. A student from another institution who is enrolling only in summer courses.
  3. A student is only enrolled in Wellness, Workforce Development, or refresher courses.
  4. A transfer student with 30 or more college credit hours.
  5. Students taking Honors Tutorial I as Presidential Scholarship recipients.

If a student does not meet one of the exemptions listed above and wishes to appeal the requirement of completing the course, the student will need to obtain the approval of the chief academic officer.

All students working towards an Associate in Arts, an Associate in Science, and an Associate in General Studies are required to complete Composition I and II, Public Speaking, and First Year Experience or Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. Students working toward an Associate in Applied Science may substitute Technical Writing as specified in certain degree requirements. Proper prerequisites must be observed unless they are waived by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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