East Georgia State College conducts two commencement ceremonies during the academic year, the first is held In December at the end of the fall semester and the second one is held in May at the end of the spring semester. Students completing their program during the summer session should  participate in the fall semester ceremony. Ceremonies are held in the EGSC Gymnasium.

How to Apply

Students are required to consult with their advisor at least once a semester to confirm that they are on the path to satisfying your graduation requirements.

Students who are planning to graduate are required to complete the Graduation Application with the assistance of their advisor by the graduation application submission deadline (see the academic calendar for submission dates). Students may log into their MyEGSC portal to complete the graduation application.

Students will receive their diploma 3 to 5 weeks after the semester in which all degree requirements are fulfilled.

Graduation Application Instructions (Students) Graduation Application Instructions (Advisors)


​Cap and Gown

Students who wish to participate in the commencement ceremony must purchase their cap and gown online. Cap and gown orders are completed through the Herff Jones website and can be picked up in the campus bookstore during designated pick-up dates. Contact the College Bookstore at 478-289-2098. Please see the academic calendar for the cap and gown order deadlines.

​For additional questions on graduation please contact the registrar’s office at 478-289-2014  or email: graduationFREEOMNIUPDATE.

Reverse Transfer Degree

Reverse transfer is the process which allows a student who completed coursework at EGSC and transferred to another USG senior institution to combine college credits from both institutions and apply them towards an Associate degree from EGSC. To apply for a Reverse Transfer degree a student must:

*Students must meet the EGSC residency  requirement by completing at least 17 credit hours at EGSC.

Graduating with Honors

    • Students with a final overall cumulative GPA of no less than 3.5 - 3.79 will graduate cum laude.
    • Students with a final overall cumulative GPA of 3.8 - 3.89 will graduate magna cum laude.
    • Students with a final overall cumulative GPA of 3.9- 4.0 will graduate summa cum laude.

Honors designation is reflected on the students’ diplomas and academic transcripts.

Exit Counseling for Graduates using Financial Aid

All students who used federal student loans at EGSC must complete required exit counseling.

Exit counseling provides you with information regarding your rights and responsibilities as a borrower. You learn about loan terminology, your loan servicer (who you must communicate with regarding payments), repayment options, deferments, and cancellation of your loan.

Exit Counseling will prepare you to be responsible and effective in repayment of your educational loans. You are required to complete Exit Counseling if:

  • You are within your graduating semester
  • Leave the College (even if it is just temporary)
  • Your registration falls below half-time enrollment (Less than six credit hours)

Prior to Graduation you will receive exit counseling materials from the EGSC Financial Aid Office explaining your rights and responsibilities regarding your student loan obligations. You will also be requested to complete the federally mandated Student Loan Exit Counseling Information at https://studentaid.gov/exit-counseling/