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SBCTC Policy Manual
Chapter 3: Student Services


3.70.00 Student Progress Toward Degrees and Certificates

In the 2003 legislative session the legislature passed a law (RCW 28B.10.695) that requires community and technical colleges to adopt policies and procedures to expedite students’ progress toward their program goals (see WAC 131-12-080). The intent of the legislation is to encourage students enrolled in degree or certificate programs to complete their programs with limited additional credits. The policies and procedures should address:

  1. Students who accumulate more than one hundred twenty-five percent of the number of credits required to complete an associate degree or certificate;
  2. Students who have a pattern of dropping more than twenty-five percent of their course load; and
  3. Students who remain on academic probation for more than one quarter.

Policy History

ActionDescriptionRevision Date
SBCTC Resolution 03-10-28 adopting WAC 131-12-080 3.70.00 added.  Passage of SB 5135 (2003) required the SBCTC to develop policies to ensure enrolled undergraduates complete degree and certificate programs in a timely manner. 3/10/2005
SBCTC Resolution 02-09-16 Board approved Policy Manual 9/19/2002

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