GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Grand Rapids Community College has identified almost 300 students who met all the requirements for an associate degree, but never claimed it.

GRCC plans to contact those students through the Degrees When Due initiative, which is designed to help states and post-secondary institutions improve degree completion, especially among students with some college credits, but no degree.

Michigan is part of the first group of participating states.

“A degree will help students get ahead as they move forward in life,” Associate Provost Tina Hoxie said. “We want to make sure people are able to use the credentials they’ve earned and benefit from their academic success and hard work.”

Other participating Michigan colleges include Alpena Community College, Bay College, Delta College, Glen Oaks Community College, Henry Ford College, Macomb Community College, Mid Michigan College, Oakland Community College, St. Clair County Community College and West Shore Community College.

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