Gateway has three (3) graduation dates each year. The graduation dates are the last day of classes of the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters. You will graduate on the next available graduation date after you have applied for graduation and have met all program requirements. If you plan to receive a degree or diploma you must submit an Application for Graduation form to any Student Services Center by the filing deadline.
The filing deadline dates are:
- Summer Graduation – July 31
- Fall Graduation – November 1
- Spring Graduation – March 31
If you apply for graduation after the deadline, you will be assigned to the next graduation date. If you applied to graduate but fail to meet the requirements, you must submit a new application to graduate indicating which semester you intend to graduate.
The deadline to apply for May graduation is March 31st. If you will be an August graduate, you can walk in the May graduation ceremony if you submit your Application for Graduation by the March 31st deadline. Otherwise, August graduates will be invited to the graduation ceremony that is held in December. The Adult High School/HSED/GED graduation ceremony is held once a year in May. You can stop by Student Services on any campus to pick up the form or you can find it on our website at gtc.edu/forms. The May graduation ceremony will be held on May 13, 2014.
Please note that the Application for Graduation form needs to be submitted regardless of whether you plan to attend the ceremony or not. If you are a student who received Federal Financial Aid you are required to complete Exit Counseling prior to graduation. Please see our Exit Counseling Workshop at www.gtc.edu/student-services/financial-aid/loan-exit-parties.