EGC(LEGAL) - ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: GRADUATION

Graduation Requirements for Transfer Students

Associate Degree for Certain Former Students

Annual Report

Education Code 61.833(a)(2), (d), (f)

Reporting on Completion and Transfer-out Rates

Required Rate Calculations

  1. Students who have completed or graduated by the end of the 12-month period ending August 31 during which 150 percent of the normal time for completion or graduation from their program has lapsed; and
  2. Students who have completed a program described in 34 C.F.R. 668.8(b)(1)(ii), or an equivalent program, by the end of the 12-month period ending August 31 during which 150 percent of normal time for completion from that program has lapsed.

34 C.F.R. 668.45(a)(1)–(2), (b)–(c)

Optional Rate Calculations

  1. Calculate a completion or graduation rate for students who transfer into the institution;
  2. Calculate a completion or graduation rate for students described in 34 C.F.R. (d)(1)(i)–(iv); and
  3. Calculate a transfer-out rate as specified below, if the institution determines that its mission does not include providing substantial preparation for its students to enroll in another eligible institution.

34 C.F.R. 668.45(f)

Basis for Rate Calculations

Institutions Using the Semester, Trimester, or Quarter System

34 C.F.R. 668.45(a)(3)(i), (4)(i)

Other Institutions

34 C.F.R. 668.45(a)(3)(ii), (4)(ii)

Exceptions

  1. Exclude students who have left school to serve in the Armed Forces; have left school to serve on official church missions; have left school to serve with a foreign aid service of the federal government, such as the Peace Corps; are totally and permanently disabled; or are deceased.
  2. In cases where the students who have left school to serve in the Armed Forces, to serve on official church missions, or to serve with a foreign aid service of the federal government represent 20 percent or more of the certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time, undergraduate students at the institution, recalculate the completion or graduation rates of those students by adding to the 150 percent time-frame they normally have to complete or graduate, the time period the students were not enrolled due to their service in the Armed Forces, on official church missions, or with a recognized foreign aid service of the federal government.

34 C.F.R. 668.45(d)

Presentation of Rates

  1. Gender;
  2. Each major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined in IPEDS);
  3. Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant;
  4. Recipients of a Federal Family Education Loan or a Federal Direct Loan (other than an Unsubsidized Stafford Loan made under the Federal Family Education Loan Program or a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan) who did not receive a Federal Pell Grant; and
  5. Recipients of neither a Federal Pell Grant nor a Federal Family Education Loan or a Federal Direct Loan (other than an Unsubsidized Stafford Loan made under the Federal Family Education Loan Program or a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan).

34 C.F.R. 668.45(a)(6)

Deadline

34 C.F.R. 668.45(a)(5)

Waiver

The U.S. Secretary of Education grants a waiver of the requirements of this section dealing with completion and graduation rate data to any institution that is a member of an athletic association or conference that has voluntarily published completion or graduation rate data, or has agreed to publish data, that the Secretary determines are substantially comparable to the data required by this section. An institution that receives a waiver must still comply with the requirements of 34 C.F.R. 668.41(d)(3) and (f). An institution, or athletic association or conference applying on behalf of an institution, that seeks a waiver must submit a written application to the Secretary that explains why it believes the data the athletic association or conference publishes are accurate and substantially comparable to the information required by this section.

34 C.F.R. 668.45(e)

Vernon College

EGC(LEGAL)-LJC

UPDATE 35

DATE ISSUED: 11/21/2018