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 by the filing deadline.
The filing deadline dates are:
- August Graduation – July 31
- Fall Graduation – October 31
- Spring Graduation – March 31
If you will be an August graduate, you can walk in the May commencement ceremony before completion of your program if you submit your Application for Graduation by the March 31st deadline. Otherwise, August graduates will be invited to attend the next commencement ceremony in May of the following year.
Adult High School prospective graduates are encouraged to apply for graduation via WebAdvisor. If you cannot complete the application online, you can stop by Student Services on any campus to pick up an Application for Graduation form or can find it on our website at gtc.edu/forms. Please note, only Adult High School students can submit a paper application for graduation.
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.
Graduation Application Fee
A $25 Graduation Application Fee will be charged for most students that are applying to graduate with a post-secondary credential. The purpose of this fee is to cover Gateway’s costs to process a student’s graduation. The fee will automatically be billed directly to the student’s account in the week following the Application for Graduation Deadline for a given term. Spring graduates will be charged in the first week of April, Summer graduates in the first week of August, and Fall graduates in the first week of November. For further information on how the application fee will be billed, please see the FAQ document.
Please note that the Application for Graduation 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 gtc.edu/student-services/financial-aid/loan-exit-parties.
How do I apply for graduation online?
- Login to WebAdvisor
- Click on the Students tab
- Under the Academic Profile section click on Application for Graduation
- Follow the onscreen instructions and select the program you are planning to graduate from.
- After you click submit, a confirmation email will be sent to your mail.gtc.edu email address.
- This means that your application has been accepted for processing.
- Any questions about the application for graduation can be directed to the Registrar’s Office.