2016 Commencement Activities
The Commencement (or graduation) ceremony is held only one time each year at the end of the spring semester. All degree requirements must be met at the end of spring semester for participation in commencement.
A Baccalaureate service is held the evening before Commencement.
Attendance at these ceremonies is expected of all graduates.
A student who has achieved 85 earned semester credit hours may request a graduation audit from the Office of the Registrar by submitting the Application for Graduation.
Please bring your completed application to the Office of the Registrar located on the main floor of the Burgess Administration Building. The completed application must include the signatures of both your academic advisor and school Dean, as well as your up-to-date advising grid provided by your advisor. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Office of the Registrar
Burgess Administration Building
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, GA 30183-2981
Deadline dates are:
BCJ Deadline dates are:
**Please note that any student turning in a graduation application after 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017, will not be allowed to participate in the Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony.
If the undergraduate application for graduation is turned in to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline above, the graduation fee is $75. This fee must accompany the application for graduation when it is received by the Registrar's Office.
If the graduate application for graduation is turned in to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline above, the graduation fee is $100. This fee must accompany the application for graduation when it is received by the Registrar's Office.
This early application timeframe enables the Registrar to compare the prospective graduate’s transcript to the requirements of his or her degree program. Any problems noted during this transcript audit are brought to the student’s attention.
It is the student’s responsibility to correct irregularities and deficiencies by providing missing transcripts, obtaining course substitutions and making schedule changes needed to successfully complete the course of study.