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Graduation

Graduation

Are you a Potential Graduate?

  1. Students must consult with their advisor at least once a semester to confirm that they are on the path to satisfying their graduation requirements
  2. Complete a graduation application by the deadline specified on the Academic Calendar. The deadline is always one semester prior to the term a student plans to earn their degree (e.g. if a student plans to graduate spring semester, he/she must apply by the deadline set during the prior fall term). 
  3. Students must pay their $35 graduation fee at the EGSC Business Office located in the Jean Anderson Morgan Student Activities Center (Swainsboro). Students attending in Statesboro, may submit payment to our office there and the staff will forward it to the Business Office for processing.

Graduation Forms

Graduation Applications

  • Associate of Arts with Disciplinary Distinction
  • Associate of Arts Core Curriculum (For use with a Transfer Pathway ONLY)
  • Associate of Science with Disciplinary Distinction
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration (FESA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology

Program Maps

Other Forms

  • Petition for Participation in Spring Commencement

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know if I am eligible to graduate?

A: Students must meet with their academic advisor to have all coursework/graduation requirements verified. We highly recommend that students do this when approaching 30 semester hours. Students seeking an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree must have taken a minimum of 17 semester hours in-resident at EGSC and those seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration (FESA) must have taken a minimum of 30 semester hours at EGSC. Prior to the deadline to submit the Graduation Application, students will meet with their academic advisor to complete their application form, which the student must promptly submit to the Office of the Registrar for final approval.

Q: How do I apply for Graduation?

A: Students must complete a graduation application with the assistance of their advisor and return it to the Office of the Registrar Office prior to the deadline for the semester they intend to graduate. Students will not be evaluated for graduation until the completed application is received in the Office of the Registrar. Applications submitted to the Office of the Registrar AFTER the deadline could delay transcripts or diplomas being mailed and/or could possibly forfeit privileges of participating in the fall or spring commencement ceremony, whichever comes first.

Q: Is there a fee?

A: Yes. A mandatory graduation fee of $35 is due prior the deadlines for the semester in which the student expects to graduate. The fee covers all costs associated with the processing of a student’s graduation application.

Q: When and where is graduation held?

A: We have two ceremonies. During the academic year, the first is held at the end of the fall semester and the second one is held at the end of the spring semester.  We strongly encourage students graduating during the summer semester to participate in the fall semester ceremony. Ceremonies are held in College’s gymnasium

Q: How do I graduate with honors?

A: Any student who has an overall cumulative average of no less than 3.5 will graduate cum laude. A student with a final cumulative average of 3.8 will graduate magna cum laude and a student with a 3.9 or higher cumulative average will graduate summa cum laude. Honors designation is reflected on the students’ diplomas and academic transcripts.

Q: How soon will I receive details concerning graduation?

A: The Office of the Registrar will send you an email once your graduation application has been reviewed and you are cleared to graduate. Please keep in mind the Registrar's Office considers your EGSC CatMail an official means of communication; therefore, important graduation-related information is sent through email.  Graduation candidates will receive notification about the Graduation Gala event held each semester as well as important information about practice, regalia pick-up and verification of your mailing address. 

Q: What do I do if I need special accommodations?

A: Students who need any type of special accommodations for graduation, please contact Denis Daniels at (478) 289-2169 four weeks in advance.

Q: What is the proper attire?

A: Traditionally a group photo is taken of the graduating class and hung prominently in a corridor of the Jean Anderson Morgan Student Activities Center; therefore we would like uniformity in student dress attire for the graduation ceremony. Ladies are asked to wear dark-colored sensible shoes and the men wear dark pants and shoes

Q: When will I receive my diploma?

A: Students participating in the ceremony will receive a diploma cover with insert during the ceremony. All graduates will receive their diploma 2-3 weeks following the end-of-term grade processing. 

NOTE: Students with additional questions concerning graduation, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (478) 289-2169.