Academic Catalog

Catalog Policy

Each new edition of the Keene State College Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog becomes effective at the opening of the fall semester following its publication.

To earn a degree or simultaneous degrees, including components such as a second major, specialization, or a minor, a student must complete all graduation requirements specified in the Keene State College Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog for the same academic year. The catalog to be used to determine graduation requirements may be no older than the academic year of official admission.

Typically, students follow graduation requirements for the catalog in effect at the time of first enrollment as a degree student at Keene State College. A student may choose to follow graduation requirements from any subsequent catalog while matriculated. A student electing to change from one academic program (e.g., major) to another may retain their original catalog year provided it is possible for the student to complete the graduation requirements. If that is not possible, a student must select a more recent catalog to determine graduation requirements.

Any student who leaves the College and who is subsequently readmitted to a degree program will be required to meet graduation requirements in effect for the semester of readmission. Appeals for exceptions to this provision should be directed to the Department/Program chair who may in their discretion allow students to follow another catalog year’s (in which the student was matriculated) requirements. Appeals of the chair’s decision in this regard will be heard by the Provost or their designee. In these cases, the decision of the Provost or their designee shall be final.

Approvals to follow a previous catalog year will only apply to the academic programs the student was previously attempting to complete. Programs cannot be changed and no additional programs can be added. If the academic program no longer exists, the student will be required to reapply under the current catalog year and complete program requirements specified for that year.

(Updated KSG November 20, 2021)