Dec 04, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Admissions officers and other college staff are available to help, but students have final responsibility for satisfying their program requirements.

Course Substitution

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Graduation Ceremony

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 will receive their credential by mail from Parchment Services within two weeks of Commencement.

Graduation Application

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 online at Students must return their completed application to by the application deadline. The Registrar’s staff will compile the documents and certify that students are eligible to graduate after final grades have been posted.