Graduation Info

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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.

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2020 Graduation Ceremony Info

Please carefully review the information and schedule below regarding graduation.

 

 

GRADUATION DAY – August 21, 2020

 

7:30 PM – Graduation Ceremony

 

 

Galveston College Commencement Goes Virtual 

 

 

Galveston College officials announced the 2020 Commencement Ceremony, originally scheduled for Aug. 21 at Moody Gardens, will be conducted virtually because of a spike in COVID-19 cases in Galveston County.

 

 

“The college had postponed the ceremony, traditionally held in May, in hopes that health and safety conditions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic would improve,” said Scott Branum, director of admissions and college registrar.

 

 

“We understand that some students and family members will be disappointed with the cancellation of an in-person ceremony, and we share your disappointment,” Branum said. “We are working to make the best of an ever-changing situation, and we promise to make this year’s virtual ceremony an event to remember.”

 

 

The virtual ceremony will launch at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, and will include a brief program and a slideshow featuring individual graduates. A link will be made available to graduates, their family members and friends, and the general public.

 

 

Graduating students will receive an email from Galveston College in their Whitecaps email with specific instructions on where to send a photo and message for their individual graduate slides. If graduates have purchased a cap and gown, they should wear them in their photos.

 

 

Caps, gowns and tassels can be purchased at the Galveston College bookstore. Students who do not have a cap and gown may submit an appropriate self portrait of their choice.

 

 

The Galveston College website will contain additional information concerning the program and a link to the ceremony.

 

 

Questions or Concerns?

 

For any special accommodations please contact Andrea Wiste or Scott Branum.

 

awiste@gc.edu 409-944-1245

 

sbranum@gc.edu 409-944-1216

 

 

 

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.

Commencement Ceremony

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.

Graduation with Honors

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 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.  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 Jeffrey Eubank or Shelia Fields for more information.
jeubank@gc.edu 409-944-1379
sfields@gc.edu 409-944-1383