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Graduation Information 

 

General graduation requirements can be found in the Graduation section of the Galveston College Catalog.  Additional program requirements for graduation can be found under the Degree Plans and Programs of Study section of the catalog.  Expand categories below for more information. 

 
The Admissions and Records Office certifies eligibility to participate in commencement exercises. All students are strongly encouraged to visit with an advisor prior to applying for graduation to ensure all graduation requirements have been met.

 

2022 Post-Commencement Details

 
The 2022 Galveston College Ceremony may be over, but you can relive it below and find your pictures at this link:
We would like to thank Treva Wygle with Plan-It Ink Photography for these amazing memories!  Please contact her if you would like to purchase individual prints.
 
Treva Wygle
(254) 979-5025
 
Let's start preparing for the Spring 2023 Ceremony!  Save the date:
 
When:    May 12, 2023 6PM
Where:  San Luis Convention Center
                   5600 Seawall Blvd (next to Kroger) 
                   Galveston, TX  77551
 
Contact Andrea Wiste in Admissions with any additional graduation questions.
 

In addition to general course requirements, students must also meet the following requirements to be eligible to graduate from Galveston College:

  • GPA must be 2.00 or higher
  • At least 25% of certificate/degree requirements must be completed in residence at Galveston College

Please note: Outstanding financial or other obligations that create a hold on the student account at Galveston College will prevent the student from receiving a copy of his/her diploma.

Contact Andrea Wiste with specific questions/concerns.  awiste@gc.edu

Galveston College offers one formal commencement exercise held at the end of the spring semester. All graduating students are encouraged to participate in the ceremony. Please check the Galveston College website as commencement approaches for ceremony details.

Students who are graduating with an Associate degree (A.A., A.S., or A.A.S), who have at least 24 semester hours in residence, who have completed at least two semesters at Galveston College, and who have a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) on all work attempted will graduate cum laude (with honors).

Students who are graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree (B.A.S.), who have at least 45 upper-level semester hours at
Galveston College, and who have a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) on all work attempted will graduate cum laude
(with honors). 

Students who are graduating with an Associate degree, who have at least 24 semester hours in residence, who have completed at least two semesters at Galveston College, and who have a grade point average of at least 3.75 (on a 4.0 scale) on all work attempted will graduate magna cum laude (with high honors).

Students who are graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree, who have at least 45 upper-level semester hours at Galveston
College, and who have a grade point average of at least 3.75 (on a 4.0 scale) on all work attempted will graduate magna cum laude
(with high honors). 

Students who are graduating with an Associate degree, who have at least 24 semester hours in residence, who have completed at least two semesters at Galveston College, and who have a grade point average of at least 3.9 (on a 4.0 scale) on all work attempted will graduate summa cum laude (with highest honors).

Students who are graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree, who have at least 45 upper-level semester hours at Galveston
College, and who have a grade point average of at least 3.9 (on a 4.0 scale) on all work attempted will graduate summa cum laude
(with highest honors).

All honor graduates wear specially colored tassels at the commencement ceremony. * These tassels will be provided to the student at no charge the day of the ceremony, prior to commencement.

All PTK cords or stoles are available for purchase through the organization.  Please contact Regina Durante or Matthew Walker for more information.

 

Regina Durante rdurante@gc.edu 409-944-1333 

Matthew Walker mwalker@gc.edu 409-944-1338 

*Students who received red, white, or gold honors tassels in a previous year may wear those on your cap.  All other students who earned honors will be provided a 2022 tassel in the appropriate color the day of the ceremony, May 13th.