Graduation Information

Step 1: Student meets with Program Advisor to determine if the program requirement has been met for upcoming semester.

If YES go to step 2
If NO go to step 5

Step 2: Student completes a Student Graduation Application *Will be made available at the Destination Graduation Fest

Step 3: Program Advisor will sign completed Pre-Approved Student Graduation Application.

Step 4: Student will take the 2016 Graduation Clearance Form to each station to be completed.

If you have proceeded through Steps 2, 3, 4, you do not need to proceed to Step 5.

Step 5: Student will be advised of courses required to complete program

Deadline to submit Student Graduation Application

Potential Spring 2018 graduates – January 10, 2018

Potential Summer 2018 graduates – May 3, 2018

Graduation Fees

Every student will be charged a one-time non-refundable graduation processing fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) that is charged to every student applying for a degree, diploma or certificate.

Credential Requirements

  1. Student should be currently enrolled when applying for graduation.
  2. Students must earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 ("C") or better for courses presented for graduation.  Students in the Health and Professional Services programs have a special responsibility regarding grades in their programs.  To be eligible for graduation in any Health and Professional Services program, students must make a minimum passing grade of "C" in all required courses in the curriculum, including Arts and Science courses.
  3. When applying for graduation, students should be currently enrolled in the program in which they plan to receive their degree, diploma or certificate.
  4. Students must complete a Student Graduation Application for graduation in the program of study in which they plan to graduate at one of the Destination Graduation Fest.
  5. Students must meet or exceed the total credit hours required for the program of study. Students must complete at least 25 percent of the course work for degrees and diplomas and at least 50 percent of the course work for certificates at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.  Students may earn up to 23 hours of credit by examination towards diplomas and degrees.  Students should be registered at Georgia Piedmont Technical College at the time of completing the work. Exceptions may be approved by the appropriate Academic Dean.
  6. Students must complete electives as required by program of study.
  7. Students must settle all financial obligations to Georgia Piedmont Technical College before a degree, diploma, certificate, or transcript will be issued.
  8. Graduates seeking a second degree, diploma, or certificate from Georgia Piedmont Technical College must complete all requirements for the second degree, diploma, or certificate.  Courses may be applied a second time for the additional award.
  9. By registering for a course for which the student has already received credit at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, a student forfeits the previous credit in that course for graduation purposes.  The student’s official grade in the course will be the one earned on repetition.  Although both grades remain on the record and are part of the cumulative grade point average, only the final attempt will be calculated for the purpose of graduation requirements.

Destination Graduation Fest

Students must attend the Destination Graduation Fest, where they can meet with the following departments: Academics, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Student Accounts (Cashier’s Office) and Career Services

Dates for DeKalb Campus (DeKalb Campus Conference Center)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
October 17, 2017 (Potential Spring 2018)
February 28, 2018 (Potential Summer 2018)
Dates for Newton Campus (Newton Campus Auditorium)             
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
October 19, 2017 (Potential Spring 2018)
March 1, 2018 (Potential Summer 2018)


Commencement 2018 will be taking place at Location TBA on Date TBA.  Please see FAQ below which will answer the most commonly asked questions about Commencement 2018.

Credential Delivery

The Registrar’s Office will mail credentials to graduates.  Summer graduates, should be receiving their credential in late September or early October, Fall graduates, late February or early March and Spring graduates late June or early July.

Credential Replacement

For a lost, stolen or duplicate credential, there is a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) charge. Please complete the form below.

Request for duplicate copy of credential

FAQ about Graduation

Dean of School Contact Information

School of Dean Contact Information
Business Information Systems Susan Wright
Health and Professional Services Theresa Snagg snaggt@gptc.ecu
Industrial Technologies Natalie Kostas
Public Safety and Security Beverly Thomas
Education, New Media and Strategic Partnerships Natoshia Anderson
Arts and Sciences Francis Nyandeh