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Earned Hours Required for a Degree
The University of Toledo requires a student to earn a minimum of 60 semester hours to be awarded an Associate's degree and a minimum of 124 semester hours to be awarded a baccalaureate degree. Some colleges/programs require more than the minimum of 60-124 hours be earned. Additionally, a student must have a cumulative University of Toledo GPA of at least 2.0 in order to qualify for graduation. For specific information, consult the individual college sections of this catalog. Earned hours are those hours that each college of the University counts toward fulfilling specific degree program requirements. Hours counted toward degree requirements may vary depending on the college/degree program a student enrolls in and is pursuing.
Residency Requirement for a Degree
Every college of The University of Toledo requires a student to earn a specific number of hours as a University of Toledo student. Some colleges require a specific number of hours be taken as a student registered in that college. In addition, residency hours may be required to be earned in specific classes, specific programs and/or in specific semesters prior to the proposed semester when the student plans to graduate.
Graduation Certification and Application
When a student nears the completion of a degree program there are two actions that must be taken.
1.The student must request an academic evaluation that states any remaining requirements to be completed before the student will be awarded a diploma.
2.The student must complete the "Application for Graduation," pay the required nonrefundable fee at the Student Accounts Office, then file the application with the Office of the Registrar no later than the 11th week of the Fall semester for Spring graduation and the 11th week of the Spring semester for Summer or Fall graduation. (Degree applications are available from the Registrar's Office and from college offices.) Students who do not graduate the semester they applied to graduate, but anticipate degree completion the following semester must reapply and pay the nonrefundable fee no later than the 15th day of the next semester they expect to graduate.
Students may earn more than one Baccalaureate degree or Associate's degree, or a Baccalaureate and Associate's degree concurrently. Students interested in earning two or more degrees simultaneously should consult the colleges from which they wish to earn the degrees for specific rules and requirements.