September 27, 2019
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with associate degrees have better prospects for employment and earnings than those who have taken some college courses but haven't received a degree. Therefore, Delta College is contacting more than 700 adults who have met all of the requirements for an Associate in General Studies degree, but never claimed it.
"We are thrilled to be part of a project that helps former students receive the academic credentials they’ve earned," said Dr. Jean Goodnow, President of Delta College.
Delta College joined the Degrees When Due initiative with 10 other community colleges in Michigan through a project led by the Michigan Community College Association’s Center for Student Success and the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). Degrees When Due, a national initiative, was designed to help states and postsecondary institutions improve degree-completion, especially among students with some college credits, but no degree. Michigan was invited to join as part of the first group of participating states.
Eligible graduates will receive a certified letter with instructions on accepting the degree. Former students who would like to review their degree standing should contact Academic Advising for an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 989-686-9330.