The Admissions and Records Office certifies eligibility to participate in commencement exercises. 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.
All students are strongly encouraged to visit with an advisor prior to applying for graduation to ensure all graduation requirements have been met.
Additional Graduation Requirements
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 to Galveston College will prevent the student from receiving a copy of his/her diploma.
Graduation 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 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).
All honor graduates wear specially colored tassels at the commencement ceremony.
Traveling south on I-45
Take 61st Street exit and turn right at stop light. Travel approximately one mile to Seawall Blvd. Turn left on to Seawall. Proceed down Seawall to 39th Street. (Gaido's Restaurant is at corner of 39th and Seawall). Turn left on 39th and travel north to Avenue Q. Turn left at 39th and Avenue Q and proceed one block to Main Campus. Main Campus parking is available on Avenue Q, Avenue R and satellite parking at 39th and Avenue Q.
4015 Ave. Q
Galveston, TX 77550
7626 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77551
Traveling south on I-45
Take Exit 1B toward 71st St. Merge onto frontage road/Broadway St. and travel approximately five blocks to the first stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left onto 71st St. Take the first left onto frontage road/Broadway St and continue on the frontage road for approximately five blocks to the Applied Technology Center campus.
From GC Main Campus
Travel west on Avenue Q toward 45th St. Turn right at 45th St. and proceed to the stop light on Broadway. Turn left onto Broadway and travel approximately one mile. Continue onto I-45 North to Exit 1C. Take Exit 1C and merge onto the frontage road/Broadway St. The Applied Technology Center will be on the right.