As a general rule, no student should be allowed to graduate unless he or she has complied with all academic, non-academic and other requirements imposed by the institution for graduation. This means obtaining passing grades in all subjects in the curriculum, compliance with the NSTP and SSC requirements and completion of all admissions requirements – including the Form 137 or TOR and transfer credentials from the school of last attendance.
Duly signed college graduation clearance implies student’s completion of all academic requirements and clearance from any financial or property responsibility with the school.
Graduation Honors, Distinctions and Awards
1. Section 85 of the 1992 Manual of Regulations for Private Schools allows schools to adopt its own criteria in the selection of students accorded graduation honors, as long as these criteria are made known to the students at the time of enrollment.
2. Section 87 of the MRPS requires candidates for graduation honors to complete a minimum of 75% of the required subjects for a program or course in the school that will award the degree or diploma. To qualify for honors, students of SSC must meet the following requirements:
a. A residence of at least three (3) years in college
b. No grade of F, FA or FW in any semester
c. No record of W or Withdrawal in any semester
d. Grades earned by transferees within the minimum three (3) years residence at SSC are counted in the CQPA computation;
e. Grades earned by regular students during the entire period of her stay in college are counted in the CQPA computation for honors.
3. The following latin honors apply for graduation honors prescribed by the school:
Latin honors are indicated in the Diploma and in the Transcript of Records.
Application for Graduation
1. SSC requires college graduating students to apply for graduation because of a high number of irregular students in certain degree programs. Since the application for graduation allows the Registrar’s office to determine which records to evaluate for graduation, it is expected that application for graduation is filed in July or not later than the start of the student’s last semester in school. This will give the candidates the opportunity to be informed of the deficiencies before enrolling for their last term. The application is also the basis for determining the tentative list of candidates for graduation which is generally released in January each year.
2. As a general rule, no degree should be conferred upon a student unless s/he has taken the last curriculum year of the course in the college, which is to confer the degree. (Par. 156. 1971 MRPS; Section 140, Grading/Promotion System: Tertiary Level, Education Law, MRPS 1992 Edition).