2650 East End Blvd. South
Marshall, TX 75671
Graduation and Commencement
Within five years of initial enrollment in credit courses at Texas State Technical College, a student may graduate with a degree or certificate according to the catalog requirements in effect at the time of first enrollment at Texas State Technical College, a student may graduate with a degree or certificate according to the catalog requirements in effect at the time of first enrollment or any subsequent catalog provided the degree, certificate, the program, and requisite courses are still being offered. If a student fails to complete within five years all requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of initial enrollment, the student will be required to graduate under a catalog not older than five years. Exception to this requirement may be approved in extenuating circumstances by the Dean of Student Learning.
To obtain a diploma, a student must apply for graduation, satisfy all financial obligations to the college and pay the graduation fee. Diplomas are issued after final grades have been recorded on the student's permanent record and the student is certified as a graduate.
Students are notified of their eligibility for graduation when they achieve the following requirements for the applicable degree or certificate.
Since graduation ceremonies and receptions are generally held before graduate certification occurs, students are permitted to participate in these events only upon the recommendation by faculty. Students are required to wear the regalia designated by TSTC during commencement ceremonies.
Students receiving associate degrees or certificates who earn Cumulative GPAs of 4.0 receive TSTC Board of Regents' Honors. Students receiving associate degrees or certificates who earn Cumulative GPAs of 3.50 to 3.99 receive Honors.
If an associate degree or certificate of completion graduate is judged by his/her employer to be lacking in technical job skills identified as exit competencies for the program under which the student graduated, TSTC will provide the graduate with up to 12 tuition-free semester credit hours of additional skill training, in accordance with the following.
A student's sole remedy against TSTC and its employees for skill deficiencies shall be limited to 12 semester credit hours of tuition-free education, as described above.