Changing Degree Requirements
When degree requirements change while a student is enrolled at Tacoma Community College, the college will adhere to the following policy:
- If the degree is completed within five years of the student’s original enrollment date the student may choose to graduate under the provisions of the TCC degree requirements in effect when he or she originally enrolled at TCC.
- If the student transfers to TCC with a minimum of 55 credits, the student may choose to graduate under the provisions of the TCC degree in place at the time they enrolled at the transfer college as long as the college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities or other accrediting body duly recognized by TCC, and within five years of their graduation date.
The college encourages all students to fulfill the degree requirements in effect at the time of their graduations. Students who do not complete their degree requirements within five years must fulfill the requirements in effect when they graduate.