A student may choose to graduate under any relevant set of graduation requirements that is operational in any Bulletin (including any and all revisions) in existence during the student’s tenure at Oglethorpe, except as follows:
Bulletins (and their revisions) are defined to have finite lifetimes as viable, functioning documents; see Sec. 1.2.4. Thus, the Oglethorpe University Bulletin: 2017-2018 cannot be cited as referencing valid graduation requirements following the conclusion of the 2023-2024 academic year, for example.
Students who leave Oglethorpe and who are subsequently readmitted must follow the Bulletin requirements (including graduation requirements) in existence at (or subsequent to) the time of their readmission; see Sec. 6.24.5. Such students may not elect to graduate under requirements in effect at or prior to the time they left the University even if a Bulletin in effect at that time has not yet reached the end of its lifetime.
If courses listed in earlier Bulletin versions are no longer offered, no accommodation will necessarily be made. Students will have to select graduation requirements from a Bulletin where all required courses are still viable.
If academic programs (majors and/or minors) listed in earlier Bulletin versions are no longer offered, no accommodations will necessarily be made. Students will have to select programs from among those which are viable at the time of interest.
Students must choose a coherent set of graduation requirements (including requirements for major(s) and any minor(s) or concentration(s), general education requirements, etc.) from a single Bulletin. It is not permissible to mix and match these requirements from different Bulletins.