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Graduation

Application for Graduation

Any student who plans to graduate from Gordon State College is required to complete the Online Graduation Application process in Banner Web (link found in bottom footer of this page).  Step by step instructions for the Online Graduation Application process can be accessed at http://www.gordonstate.edu/departments/registrar/grad_application.asp.  All applications will be reviewed by the Gordon State College Registrar’s Office to insure that all requirements for graduation are or will be satisfied by the anticipated date of graduation. 

Students must submit their Online Graduation Applications no later than the official mid-term date of the semester prior to the anticipated semester of graduation. A student who plans to graduate at the end of the Spring Semester, for example, is required to submit an online application for graduation no later than the mid-term date of the previous Fall Semester.

Students may graduate at the end of any semester in which all degree requirements are fulfilled. Formal commencement exercises are held at the end of Fall and Spring Semesters. In the event that a student does not complete degree requirements by the end of the anticipated semester of graduation and therefore does not graduate, a new application for graduation must be submitted.

To graduate a student must satisfy the requirements for a degree by meeting all of the requirements listed in any one of the catalogs in effect during the students's period of consecutive enrollment in the College. However, returning students who have had an absence from Gordon State College of three semesters or longer must meet requirements of one of the catalogs in effect subsequent to their return.

Graduation Ceremony Registration System

Once notified of eligibility to graduate, a student must login to the Graduation Ceremony Registration System at https://www.gordonstate.edu/graduate/ to verify whether or not he/she will be participating in the spring semester graduation ceremony as well as how his/her name should appear on the diploma and on the graduation program.

Graduation Ceremony Information

Detailed information for the upcoming graduation ceremony can be viewed at
http://www.gordonstate.edu/graduation.

Graduation Grade Point Average

To graduate from Gordon College, a student must complete the requirements of a degree program with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. For the purpose of graduation, however only the courses required by the program of study are used to calculate the grade point average. (Students enrolled in the Associate of Science in Nursing Program should refer to the Associate of Science in Nursing section of the Academic Catalog for information on the grade point average requirements pertaining to them.) Most institutions of the University System of Georgia include grades for all courses attempted when computing an acceptable grade point average for admitting transfer students.

Graduation with Honors

To graduate with honors, students must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 on all course work attempted at Gordon;
  2. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 when all course work attempted at previous colleges attended and at Gordon is considered; and
  3. Meet the Gordon State College residency requirement for graduation. If eligible for graduation with honors, a student's particular honors category will be based on a grade point average calculated using credit hours earned at Gordon only.
Honors Category Required Cumulative GPA
Cum Laude 3.50 - 3.79
Magna Cum Laude 3.80 - 3.89
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 - 4.00

Degree Verification

Gordon State College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide degree verification. National Student Clearinghouse may be contacted at:

Web: www.degreeverify.org or www.studentclearinghouse.org

Fax: 703. 742. 4239

E-mail:service@studentclearinghouse.org

Mail:

National Student Clearinghouse ®
13454 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171