Graduation Requirements

Students will be eligible for graduation only if their academic, laboratory and clinical progress in the program are satisfactory with a minimum final grade of 75.0%. Students must have a minimum attendance rate of 90% of the scheduled classroom time each calendar month after subtraction of excused absences. Based on their most recent entry date, students may be required to successfully pass two exit exams; but, to be eligible for the exit exams they must have first completed all clinical hours and passed all courses pertaining to their program of study.

Regardless of program, a student is eligible for graduation under the following conditions:

  • Successfully pass all courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C).
  • Successfully pass all courses with a GPA of 2.0 (C), overall grade of 75.0%.
  • Complete all required assignments and skills test with satisfactory evaluations.
  • Complete all required clinical hours and obtain satisfactory evaluations.
  • Successfully pass the two corresponding Exit Exams, of the college’s choosing.
  • Financial account must be current and at least 60% of the total institutional loan must be paid.
  • Complete exit interview with the Program Director and all paperwork required by the Education Department and Student Accounts.

Upon successfully meeting all the requirements, the program’s corresponding degree, diploma, or certificate will be granted. To assist graduates with certification, licensure, and career placement, Antigua College International will, at its sole discretion, provide official transcripts and/or some indication of graduation directly to third parties, employers, regulatory agencies, and/or professional certification associations if a graduate’s financial obligations are in good standing (there are no past due balances).

Post-Graduation Regulatory Exams

As it is required by the Florida Board of Nursing to work in their chosen field, students are required to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN) after completion of the program. ACI will assist its graduates in applying for state licensure exams but the student is responsible for any fees associated with licensure.

The Florida Board of Nursing expects that students make an initial attempt to sit for the licensure exam within 90 days of program completion. Free Test Taking Strategies and Nursing Content Reviews sessions are offered to all current and former ACI students. Graduates are encouraged to supplement their NCLEX preparation with these free review sessions.

Graduation Ceremony

Antigua College International holds one annual graduation ceremony for its students. The college will contact all graduates and graduating students to advise them of the date of the annual ceremony, but it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to complete the necessary steps to participate in the ceremony. Any student failing to meet the requirements may not participate in graduation ceremonies and will need to wait for the following year’s ceremony.

Requirements to participate in the graduation ceremony:

  • No more than 8 credits pending completion by the application deadline.
  • Clearance from the Student Accounts and Education departments by the deadline.
  • Completion and submission of graduation application and student policies form by the deadline.
  • Payment of Graduation Fee (includes diploma, cap, and gown) by the deadline.

Please Note: Participation in the graduation ceremony is not equivalent to academic graduation. A student who participates in the graduation ceremony must still meet the defined academic requirements for credentials, transcripts, and diplomas to be conferred. A diploma will not be issued until the student has met the academic requirements for graduation.

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Students can apply for financial aid before applying for admission to Antigua College International. Based on eligibility, students may qualify for funding from a combination of aid programs including grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans.