Ready to graduate? Congratulations! Here is some information you will need to know as you plan to graduate:

  • Meet with your Program Advisor to determine if the program requirements have been met for the upcoming semester.
  • Attend Destination Graduation Fest
  • Complete a Student Graduation Application (given out at Destination Graduation Fest)
  • Have your Program Advisor sign the completed Student Graduation Application

Follow these Steps for Graduation

1. Make Sure you Meet Graduation Requirements

  • Student should be currently enrolled when applying for graduation.
  • 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.
  • When applying for graduation, students should be currently enrolled in the program in which they plan to receive their degree, diploma or certificate.
  • Students must complete a Student Graduation Application for graduation in the program of study in which they plan to graduate (Student Graduation Application given out at Destination Graduation Fest).
  • 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 Tech. Students may earn up to 23 hours of credit by examination towards diplomas and degrees. Students should be registered at Georgia Piedmont Tech at the time of completing the work. Exceptions may be approved by the appropriate Academic Dean.
  • Students must complete electives as required by program of study.
  • Students must settle all financial obligations to Georgia Piedmont Tech before a degree, diploma, certificate, or transcript will be issued.

2. Submit Graduation Application

Students must submit the completed Student Graduation Application by the appropriate date:

  • Potential Spring 2018 graduates – January 10, 2018
  • Potential Summer 2018 graduates – May 3, 2018

Graduation Fee

Every degree, diploma, or certificate student will be charged a one-time non-refundable graduation processing fee of $40.

3. Attend Destination Graduation Fest

Destination Graduation Fest is a one-stop-shop where students can meet with several departments to make sure they are ready for graduation. All students must attend Destination Graduation Fest. It is mandatory.

4. Get Ready for Commencement

Commencement is the formal graduation ceremony. More details will be provided closer to the commencement date.

Graduates seeking a second degree, diploma, or certificate from Georgia Piedmont Tech must complete all requirements for the second degree, diploma, or certificate. Courses may be applied a second time for the additional award.

By registering for a course for which the student has already received credit at Georgia Piedmont Tech, 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.