Graduation Information

The Office of the Registrar facilitates many of the vital processes surrounding the important culminating event of Graduation. We encourage all students to preemptively familiarize themselves with these processes and procedures to ensure a smooth transition from student to graduate.


Candidates for degrees must file an Application for Graduation by the specified deadline as noted in the College's academic calendar. The application, once completed, must be accompanied by an advisor senior audit and submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Upon receipt of the application for graduation, students are given the opportunity, and are highly advised to meet with the Registrar to review outstanding graduation requirements. Late applications are subject to a late application fee. Please be advised, that although late applications may be accepted, it does not guarantee commencement participation.

In addition to academic requirements, candidates for degrees must also complete and submit a graduating senior check-out form to the Office of the Registrar by the posted deadline, verifying completion of additional graduation requirements. It is advised that students contact departments requiring signature, well in advance, to keep abreast of student responsibilities. Additionally, students are given the opportunity to conveniently complete much of the graduating senior check-out form during the Grad Finale hosted in the Spring Semester.

Students, who apply for graduation and do not receive approval of degree candidacy status by the Faculty and Board of Trustees are removed from the candidacy list and are ineligible to graduate. Any student, who fails to meet requirements for graduation, must reapply for graduation in the next commencement year.

For questions and/or concerns regarding graduation, please contact the Office of the Registrar at or call (706) 821-8303/8311.


Important Dates

September 3, 2019: First Day to Apply for May 2019 Graduation
October 11, 2019: Last Day to Apply for May 2019 Graduation without Penalty (after this date a $100 late fee is charged)
May 9, 2019: Baccalaureate Convocation (Saturday)
May 10, 2019: Commencement Convocation (Sunday)
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