Students have two options regarding the requirements for the associate degree (graduation requirements.) They are eligible to graduate under the catalog in effect at the time they petition to graduate, whether or not they maintain continuous enrollment at the college. Students who maintain continuous enrollment (by taking at least one course each academic year - fall or spring semester) may also elect to graduate under the catalog in effect during initial enrollment at Napa Valley College.
Catalog rights do not apply to modifications to entrance requirements for programs (e.g., ADN, Respiratory Therapy, etc.) or program prerequisities. Consult the catalog supplement and a counselor for any changes to these requirements.
All candidates for graduation must file a petition in the Admissions and Records Office in the semester prior to the semester they wish to graduate. (i.e. If a student wishes to graduate in the Spring semester, they must file for graduation during the Fall semester immediately preceeding the graduating term.) All students must meet with a Counselor prior to filing their petition in Admissions and Records. Graduation petitions are due the ninth week of each semester. During the summer, students can file during the fifth week for graduation during the fall semester.