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.

The Following tasks must be completed in order to graduate from Paine College:

  • Apply For Graduation
  • Receive a Preliminary Audit from Advisor by appointment
  • Receive a Preliminary and Final Audit from the Registrar by appointment
  • Order Cap & Gown
  • Attend Grad Finale
  • Complete Graduating Senior Checklist Form
  • Pay Graduation Fee

Apply For Graduation

Eligible Paine College students may apply for graduation via PaineNet. Eligible Students are those who have 89 or more credit hours and required GPA to graduate in the Spring semester of the academic year.

Students should meet with their advisor as soon as possible if they are uncertain of their eligiblity status.


1. Log into PaineNet

2. Click "Graduation Application" in the top right hand corner on the screen.

3. Complete all aspects/fields of the application

4. Click "Submit". 

Once complete, click "Submit" and your application will automatically be sent to the Registrar's Office. You should receive a confirmation of submission of your application.

Receive a Preliminary Audit from Advisor by appointment

Prospective Graduating seniors are highly advised to meet with their Advisor, prior to scheduling an audit appointment with the Registrar, to receive a preliminary audit to show where they are in their degree track. This appointment should take place before mid October to allow the student time to schedule an audit appointment with the Registrar.

Receive a Prelimiary and Final Audit From the Registrar by appointment

Prospective Graduating seniors are highly advised to schedule an appointment with the Registrar to receive a preliminary audit that reviews all outstanding graduation requirements. This will take place between September and November. The Registrar will re-evaluate the student's progress at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters after grades are submitted to be sure that all requirements have been met before graduation.

Order Cap & Gown

All prospective graduating seniors are responsible for going on the Jostens website and submitting their name, weight, and height for cap & gown ordering purposes. A link is emailed to the prospective graduating seniors in January and usually has a cut off date in late February or early March.

Attend Grad Finale

Grad Finale is an event for prospective graduating seniors to attend and receive all information regarding graduation such as, class ring information, commencement rehearsal information, receive and start completing graduating senior checklist form, and more. This event is held every Spring Semester.

Complete Graduating Senior Checklist Form

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

Pay Graduation Fee

A $227 graduation fee is required to complete your graduation requirements and will be charged to your student account. You can pay this fee over the phone, online, or in person in the Office of Administrative and Fiscal Affairs. This fee covers cap, gown, tassel, graduation announcements, diploma/degree, and graduation production costs.

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


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