Archive for March 28th, 2011

College Will Award AA Degrees Retroactively

March 28th, 2011

 

Over the past five years, more than 1,000 San José-Evergreen Community College District students completed the requirements for a certificate or an associate degree but, for whatever reason, never claimed their credentials. Now, the institutional researcher who recently identified these students wants to track them all down and retroactively award them credentials. This practice will increase graduation rates at colleges, but we need to sort out whether it is old or new students causing trends.