Degree Requirements

Students who matriculated at Cape Cod Community College prior to Fall 2010 will follow the requirements in the catalog under which they originally matriculated. (Refer to College catalog archives.)

Cape Cod Community College is authorized to award the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees. Degree requirements and academic standards, subject to modification, apply to all students.

The College will consider and accept credits, subject to its standards, from other accredited institutions. Refer to Transfer Credits for more information.

All students must file a Declaration of Intent to Graduate form with the Registrar by the priority date of the semester in which they expect to complete their requirements:

To graduate in May, the priority date to submit the Request for Graduation form is February 1; the priority date for August graduation is June 1; and the priority date for January graduation is October 1. It is the responsibility of the student to originate this request and failure to do so may delay his or her graduation. The responsibility for satisfying requirements rests with the student.

The graduation requirements have been established to enable the graduate of Cape Cod Community College to lead a productive and satisfying life, to function in and contribute to society, and to possess those abilities necessary for further personal and career development. In addition to specific content knowledge, communication skills, critical and creative thinking skills, ethical and civic engagement practices, multicultural and global awareness, quantitative and computational skills, and technological literacy have been integrated throughout the curriculum.

Students must complete the requirements as stated in the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree Requirements.


Cape Cod Community College is committed to students' academic success. Prerequisite courses are established to assure students have the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in a course. Students are required to complete (or be currently enrolled in) prerequisites prior to registering for the next level course.

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