Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Policies Related to Multiple Degrees

The following policies apply to students desiring to complete two or more different degrees sequentially one after the other.

  1. If a student pursues a second associate degree, the satisfactory academic progress time frame for financial aid eligibility will be re-evaluated on a case-by-case basis through the appeal process, if the time necessary for degree completion extends beyond the sixth semester.
  2. If a student has previously earned an associate degree at Mount Vernon Nazarene University or elsewhere, the student can earn a second associate degree or baccalaureate degree by completing a minimum of thirty (30) hours in residence at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, including all requirements for the new major and general education.
  3. If a student pursues a second baccalaureate degree, the satisfactory academic progress time frame for financial aid eligibility will be re-evaluated on a case-by-case basis through the appeal process, if the time necessary for degree completion extends beyond the twelfth semester.
  4. If a student has previously earned a baccalaureate degree at Mount Vernon Nazarene University or elsewhere, the student can earn a second baccalaureate degree by completing a minimum of thirty (30) hours in residence at Mount Vernon Nazarene University including all requirements for the new major and general education.
  5. Students completing a baccalaureate degree after completing an associate degree must complete the senior examination (or appropriate summative assessment) associated with the baccalaureate program selected.
  6. The transcript records the completion of multiple degrees and the majors, minors, and/or concentrations associated with the degrees.
  7. In the case that the original baccalaureate degree was earned at another university, the Mount Vernon Nazarene University transcript may record the previous degree and credit earned in one block (not individual courses). The normal MVNU transcript entries (semesters, specific courses, etc.) will be made thereafter for the enrollment periods at MVNU.
  8. Determination of graduation honors will be based upon all work accepted for transfer and hours attempted at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.