Graduating from Georgia State
You’ve come a long way and graduation is just around the corner. Whether or not you choose to attend the commencement ceremony, you will need to apply for graduation. Let us walk you through the process.
When to Apply for Graduation
Bachelor’s Degree Candidates: Apply in the semester in which you earned your 90th semester hour, approximately two semesters preceding your expected graduation date.
Graduate and Law Degree Candidates: Apply at least two semesters in advance of the expected semester of graduation.
Students are eligible to apply for graduation if they meet the following criteria:
Undergraduates must have a minimum GPA of 1.5 and at least 90 credit hours earned.
Graduate students must have a minimum institutional GPA of 2.5 and at least 24 credit hours earned.
Law students must have a minimum institutional GPA of 2.2 and at least 24 credit hours earned.
Deadline Dates to Apply for Graduation
Semester of Expected Graduation, Deadline to Submit Application
Spring 2013 by September 15, 2012
Summer 2013 by January 15, 2013
Fall 2013 by June 15, 2013
How to Apply
Complete the application form by logging into PAWS, navigating to the Student Records block on the One Stop Shop tab, and selecting Apply to Graduate. Submit the form online with the graduation fee.
The graduation fee is $50 for all graduate and undergraduate students. Students must apply for each degree/major earned and pay a separate fee. The fee covers the cost of printing, packaging and mailing your diploma.
After You Apply
Undergraduate graduation applicants will be contacted by their college’s Office of Academic Assistance (OAA) 4-8 weeks after applying.
Graduates should continue to work with their specific academic advisor. They will work with you to ensure you are on track to meet graduation requirements. The advisor will inform you of any remaining requirements. Additionally, the Graduation Office will conduct an audit during the graduation term listed on your application.
Note: Graduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences are strongly advised to consult the website for their area as procedures differ.