2 yr program financial aid online cohort apply Requirements for Degree Completion Completion of 33 units required by the ATE cohort program, including 30 units of course work and 3 units of the culminating Graduate Project. All course work in the student’s graduate program must be completed with a C or better while maintaining an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Successful passage of a final oral defense, based on the content of the written project report. Successful completion of the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam, if applicable. Program Policies Please carefully review the full list of Program Policies, including Academic Honesty and Integrity Requirement, Time Limitations for Earning Degrees and Certificates, Temporary Disruption of Attendance, Withdrawal Policy and Refund Policy.