Graduation Requirements - B.S.

Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa Only

Graduation Requirements

Get Ready to Graduate

  • We hold commencement exercises at the end of each academic term.
  • You will want to complete the following forms and pay associated fees when registering for the 10th trimester: Intent-to-Graduate, Evaluation, and Application. You can also do this up to one year following your D.C. graduation.
  • You are eligible to apply only if you have two or less deficit classes at the time the form is completed.
  • Meet the graduation requirements below.

Three Final Steps to Graduate

1 – Complete the Academic Requirements

  • 90 credit hour minimum
  • A minimum of 30 hours must come from general education (outside of the doctorate curriculum)
  • Credit must be a “C” or higher. No grade below a 2.00 on a 4.00 scale will be accepted toward the B.S. degree

The minimum program requirements are 120 total credit hours :

  • You must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Palmer College.
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours must be junior/senior (300/400) level courses.
  • A minimum of 60 credit hours must be (100/200) freshman/sophomore level courses.

2 – Wait for Final Academic Approval

  • The Faculty Marshal approves the D.C. degree
  • The Undergraduate Oversight Program Committee approves the B.S. degree

3 – Get Institutional Clearance

With an approved graduation list, the Registrar then ensures that you are eligible for institutional clearance.  

  • Graduating students are required to fulfill all outstanding obligations to the College at this time.

What if I don’t get institutional clearance?

  • The Registrar removes you from the graduation list.
  • You need to make an application for reinstatement. The Faculty Marshal determines when you graduate.

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