Admissions officers and other college staff are available to help, but students have final responsibility for satisfying their program requirements.
Students should complete all courses required for their program. To substitute a course for a program requirement, students must get the approval of their advisor and the appropriate department and division chairs, who will file the Course Substitution Form with Enrollment Services.
To be eligible for graduation, a student must have completed all program requirements, have a final program grade point average of at least a 2.0 and not owe the college any tuition, fees, or fines. The student must have earned at least one-fourth of the required program credit hours at GTCC and have taken at least one-third of the major course work required for graduation at GTCC. The student’s last semester of course work must have been completed at GTCC.
A graduation ceremony is held every year for degree and diploma candidates. The college encourages all students who will graduate in the academic year to attend the graduation ceremony, even if course work is not completed by spring term. Students who elect not to attend may pick up their degree or diploma from Enrollment Services on the Jamestown campus during regular office hours beginning the next business day after the graduation ceremony.
Students must apply for graduation to receive their degree or diploma, regardless of whether they attend the graduation ceremony. To receive a degree or diploma at the ceremony, students must apply before the graduation application deadline. Before applying, students should meet with their faculty advisor to ensure they have completed all requirements for graduation.
Graduation applications are available in Enrollment Services on the Jamestown campus, in the Student Success offices on the High Point or Greensboro campuses, or on the GTCC website. Students should complete the application forms, pay the graduation fee, and return the completed forms and receipt to the Enrollment Services counter in the Luther R. Medlin Campus Center or to an advisor on the Greensboro or High Point campuses. The Registrar’s staff will compile the documents and certify that students are eligible to graduate after final grades have been posted. More information about graduation is available at https://www.gtcc.edu/student-life/records-and-transcripts/graduation.php