Georgia College and State University
GRADUATE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
To qualify for a graduate degree at Georgia College it is the student's responsibility to know and satisfy the following requirements:
- Fulfill the departmental requirements for the degree chosen. These requirements are described in the degree programs section of this catalog.
- Present a written application for the degree on the form available in the Office of the Registrar, 107 Parks Hall, by the dates indicated in the Official University Calendar.
- A graduate student must have an institutional average of B (3.0 GPA) and a B average (3.0 GPA) in the degree program. Only grades in courses numbered 5000 - 7999 shall be counted in a student's institutional grade point average. Courses in which the student has earned less than a C cannot be counted for degree credit. The Georgia College Permanent Record will reflect an institutional average of all work attempted at the University once a student enters a graduate classification.
- A student planning to use transfer work to qualify for a degree must have official transcripts submitted to the Office of the Registrar no later than the beginning of the semester immediately preceding graduation exercises.
- Students may graduate in absentia provided they submit written notice to the Office of the Registrar of their intention to do so at least seven days before the date of commencement.
- Georgia College reserves the right to refuse to forward transcripts for any student who has an unsatisfactory conduct record or who is in financial arrears to the University.
- Students enrolled in degree programs requiring a thesis or final research paper must deposit the approved unbound original and one bound copy of their work in the Library and Instructional Technology Center. Other copies of the thesis or final research paper may be required by the department in which the major work has been done.