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Graduation Requirements

What does the academic term Graduation Requirements mean in higher education?

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements definition

Short Definition

Graduation Requirements are the courses, credits and other criteria that must be met in order for a student to receive a degree.

In-depth Overview

Graduation Requirements

Long definition: Graduation requirements refer to the specific criteria and obligations that students must fulfill in order to successfully complete their academic program and receive a degree or diploma from an educational institution. These requirements typically include completing a specified number of credits or courses, achieving a minimum grade point average (GPA), fulfilling major and general education requirements and meeting any additional prerequisites or conditions established by the institution or program.

Etymology: The term "graduation" originates from the Latin word "gradus", meaning "step" or "degree". "Requirements" simply refers to the criteria or conditions that must be met. Together, "graduation requirements" indicate the steps and conditions necessary for obtaining a degree.

Synonyms or related academic terms: Degree Requirements, Academic Requirements, Program Requirements.

Examples of Use:

  • She reviewed the graduation requirements for her major to ensure she was on track to graduate on time.
  • The graduation requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering are quite demanding.
  • Students should consult the university catalog for a detailed list of graduation requirements.

Spanish: Requisitos de Graduación
French: Exigences de Diplôme
German: Abschlussanforderungen
Italian: Requisiti di Laurea
Portuguese: Requisitos de Graduação
Japanese: 卒業要件 (Sotsugyō Yōken)
Chinese (Simplified): 毕业要求 (Bìyè Yāoqiú)
Hindi: स्नातकता की आवश्यकताएँ (Snātakatā kī Āvaśyatāẏēṁ)

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