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Graduation

Graduates gather after the commencement ceremony

Graduation Requirements

Deadline for December 2017 graduation applications is October 13, 2017


Associate Degree Requirements

  

To graduate from Grayson College with an Associate degree, students must:
  1. Complete an Application for Graduation form in the Admissions Office or online and submit along with the official Degree Audit, including the advisor’s signature. It is the responsibility of the student to know the application deadline as published in the schedule of classes.
  2. Complete the semester hours credit as required for the respective Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree plan.
  3. Have an overall Grayson College grade-point average of 2.00.
  4. Have earned at least 25% of the total required semester hours at Grayson College.
  5. Have earned at least fifteen (15) semester hours in General Education Core courses for an Associate of Applied Science Degree and at least forty-two (42) semester hours in General Education Core courses for an Associate of Science Degree.
  6. Successfully demonstrate college readiness in reading, writing, and math.
  7. Submit course substitutions to the Admissions Office. These substitutions must be approved by the division deans.
  8. Complete Capstone requirement for an Associate of Applied Science. For graduation purposes, students may use degree plan requirements of the catalog in effect when first enrolled at Grayson College, or any subsequent catalog in effect when they were enrolled, provided that it is dated no more than five years previous to the graduation date on the Application for Graduation, and the major has not changed.

For graduation purposes, students may use degree plan requirements of the catalog in effect when first enrolled at Grayson College, or any subsequent catalog in effect when they were enrolled, provided that it is dated no more than five years previous to the graduation date on the Application for Graduation, and the major has not changed.


Certificate Requirements 

   

To graduate from Grayson College with a Certificate of Completion, students must:
  1. Complete an Application for Graduation form in the Admissions Office or online and submit along with the official Degree Audit, including the advisor’s signature. It is the responsibility of the student to know the application deadline as published in the schedule of classes.
  2. Satisfactorily complete the courses in the certificate program with a 2.00 grade point average.
  3. Successfully complete fifteen (15) credit hours in residence at Grayson College.
  4. Students receiving Exit Point II certificates of 43 hours or more cumulative credits must have passing TSI scores or the equivalent.
  5. Complete Capstone requirement.
   

Graduation with Honors

   

To be graduated with honors, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 based on GC hours only.
  • Cum Laude 3.70-3.84 GPA
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.85-3.99 GPA
  • Summa Cum Laude 4.00 GPA
  • To be graduated with honors, a student receiving a Certificate of Completion must make a grade of “A” for all courses in the program.

 


Graduation Requirements for Health Science Students

  • A grade of “C” or better in each major course.
  •  A GPA of 2.00.

Commencement Ceremony

Grayson Colleges Commencement Ceremonies are congratulatory and meant to publicly recognize graduates, diplomas are not handed out to participants. To officially graduate from Grayson College please see Graduation Requirements.

The Winter 2017 Graduation Commencement Ceremonies will be held Friday, December 8, 2017. 

Cruce Stark Auditorium

Line Up

  • 9:00am
  • You will line up in the Arts and Communication Center hallway, adjacent to the Auditorium.  Guests are not allowed in the line up area. Please note you will be standing for a long period of time.

How to Dress

  • Men: Dress shirt with collar, tie, slacks and dark dress shoes.
  • Women: Dress or slacks with dark shoes.
  • The mortarboard of your cap is to be worn parallel to the ground.  Your tassel should be on the left side until you are instructed to move it during the ceremony.
  • Please NO gum, flowers, phones, or purses in the line up or during the ceremony.
  • Please know that if you iron your gown, there is a possibility of the material being ruined. 

Guests

  • Doors to the Auditorium will open 45 minutes prior to each graduation.
  • No guests will be allowed in the auditorium without a ticket and will enter through the main entrance.
  • Please instruct your guests to arrive early. Seating is first come, first serve.
  • Your family will not be allowed to approach the stage to take your photo during the ceremony. They must stay seated until the last graduate/faculty member leaves the auditorium.

More Details

  • If you are receiving a certificate and degree, the higher of the two will be recognized at commencement.
  • Men, please remove your cap during times of prayer during the ceremony.
  • Please make sure your address and e-mail are up to date with us. We will mail your diploma to the address on file.
  • If you have a hold for any reason, your diploma will not be released.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!