General Education studies at St. Charles Community College guide students into a deeper understanding of themselves and of their responsibilities as citizens, and they provide the knowledge and skills on which to build a richer appreciation of their world.
NOTE: The courses below meet the general education requirements* for SCC and the state of Missouri. This sequence of courses is for the students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and have met their general education requirements. To obtain the Associate of Arts degree from SCC, students must also meet the Institutional Requirements outlined below. See: Associate of Arts Graduation Requirements.
* Some academic programs may require a specific course within a discipline. See the Degrees and Certificates section for details. Check with academic advising for transfer institution-specific requirements.
To officially receive your degree and/or certificate and to have it reflected on a transcript, you will need to apply for graduation.
Submit an application one semester prior to completing your degree requirements. There are four graduation dates per year: December, March (practical nursing only), May and August. Application deadlines can found on the current academic calendar or listed on the application for graduation.
A summer graduate who wishes to participate in the May commencement ceremony must file an application for graduation by Feb. 1.
To be awarded a degree/certificate you must:
A separate application must be completed for each degree or certificate; the graduation fee for each additional application is $10.
Take your completed application for graduation along with the graduation fee ($30) to the Cashier's Office (ADM 1117) for processing. The graduation fee covers your diploma, diploma cover and cap and gown. This fee is non-refundable. Late application fees ($50) may apply depending on the date of your application. If applying online, payments will be made online.
If you decide to postpone your graduation: The fee is transferable with the application. Notify Enrollment Services at least three weeks before your original anticipated date of graduation.
In about 7-10 working days after submitting your application, you will receive a degree audit. The audit indicates which courses and/or requirements are necessary to complete for your degree.
Keep a copy of your application for graduation for your records.
A commencement ceremony is held annually in May for students having completed requirements for a degree or certificate.
In March, commencement information will be sent to students who graduated the previous December and to students who applied for March, May and August (application submitted by Feb. 1) graduations. Students should verify their physical address is correct and should be checking USPS mail and SCC CougarMail for correspondence.
Diplomas earned for December, March and May graduates will be issued at least three weeks after the May commencement. August diplomas will be mailed at the end of August. December graduation dates will be posted on the student's transcripts at the time all degree requirements are met.
Final grades (and midterms) are available on SCC Connection. Grades and satisfactory academic progress will be finalized approximately three to five days after the last day of classes for the term.