5.208 - Academic Residency Requirements for Graduation

UHCC Policy Chapter 5, Academic Affairs
UHCC Policy 5.208, Academic Residency Requirements for Graduation
Effective Date: January 2015
Prior Dates Amended: May 2012, April 2018 (recodified)
Responsible Office: Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges
Governing Board of Regents Policy: N/A
Review Date: February 2021

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I. Purpose: 

To facilitate and promote degree and certificate completion across the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges (UHCC) by standardizing academic residency requirements for graduation.

II. Definitions: 

Exceptions to the policy, to reduce the number of required credits, may be made on a case-by-case basis by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, or designee, in consultation with the appropriate campus personnel, at the degree-granting college.

III. Executive Policy: 

  1. Procedures
    1. Graduation Requirements
      1. To graduate with a degree from a UHCC, a student must have earned a minimum of 12 credits of program courses in the degree/major from that college.
      2. To graduate with a certificate from a UHCC, a student must have earned a minimum of twenty percent (20%) of program courses in the certificate/major from that college.
    2. Colleges may not impose additional academic residency requirements for graduation with a degree or certificate.

IV. Delegation of Authority: 

V. Contact Information: 

Subject Matter Experts

Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges, telephone number 956-7038 or email at ovpcc@hawaii.edu

VI. References: 

  1. UH Systemwide Executive Policy, E5.209, University of Hawai‘i System Student Transfer and Inter-campus Articulation PDF icon

VII. Exhibits and Appendices: 

No Exhibits and Appendices found.

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