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Minnesota West Policies

Chapter 3 - Educational

3.17.3 Early Out

The practice of allowing students to leave a program of study prior to the end of the graduating term is done only by exception and by approval via a petition form signed by the student, instructor, Campus Dean and Vice President of Instruction.

A student currently enrolled in general education or general studies courses will not be given an early out exception. Criteria to be established in the petition for an early out or early graduation must include:

  • Evidence that the student has completed all course work and tests.
  • Evidence that the student has shown satisfactory progress and is eligible for graduation.
  • Evidence of satisfaction of all financial obligations to Minnesota West Community & Technical College.
  • Rationale statement regarding the reason that the student needs to complete course/program work earlier than normal.

In addition, a letter from employer collaborating employment or training elsewhere may be required.

Early out or early graduation is not advocated by Minnesota West Community & Technical College.


Approved by: Ron Wood, President
Date: June 14, 1999
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