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  • You and your adviser must fill out the Graduation Application Forms. Your adviser will submit it to the Registrar's Office, and you will pay the graduation application fee.

  • Log into RAIN and navigate to DegreeWorks. In the student information section, you will see a box that says "Applied for Graduation". If the Registrar's Office has not received your application, it will be blank. Applying for graduation starts with your advisor, so that will be your next step. If your graduation application has been received in the Registrar's Office, but not yet reviewed you will see one of these codes, which just means we have the application and will review it soon:

    • AF = Applied for Fall graduation
    • AS = Applied for Spring graduation
    • AU = Applied for Summer graduation.


    Once your graduation application has been reviewed, the code will be updated.

    • CP = Complete Pending
      • This means you just need to successfully complete your remaining requirements and you will be walking across the stage. Congratulations!
    • RA = Reapply for Graduation
      • This means you are missing requirements needed to complete your degree and are not on track to graduate in the term for which you applied. If you think this is an error, you will need to speak with Lois Oliver in the Registrar's Office, lois.oliver@gsw.edu.

  • Check on RAIN. Go to your student account summary. The graduation fee code is GRAF. If your balance for GRAF is 0, you are good to go! If you don’t see GRAF, it has not been paid, and you need to get to Student Accounts and pay. Please do not send money to the Registrar, only Student Accounts can take your money.

  • Only students who have successfully met all graduation requirements are allowed to walk in commencement exercises. If you applied by the deadline, you will have notes on DegreeWorks indicating what requirements remain. Make sure you are registered for all remaining requirements and don’t forget to study. If you do not see notes indicating what requirements remain for you to graduate, check your graduation application status (see Verify the Registrars Office received your application.)

  • Sometimes we cut you some slack on deadlines but this one is not in our control. Unless you want to pay a late charge, order before the deadline!

    The color of your hood (for master’s degrees) and tassel (for bachelor's degrees) represents your degree, so be sure to fill in the information correctly. Your cap, tassel, and hood (for master's degrees) are all included in your order. Regalia is only available by ordering online. To be certain you have the right regalia, please place your order at: http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_gsw/

    In addition to your regalia, personalized graduation announcements and other memorabilia can be ordered online from Herff Jones. Orders for announcements or accessories may be charged to a credit card or debit card and will be delivered directly to the address you provide.

    Order herehttp://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_gsw/

    You may also wish to order a GSW Diploma Frame. 

  • Do not let that parking ticket or library fine keep you from getting your diploma on graduation day! Students with outstanding balances will not get a diploma to put in that nice leather diploma cover. All fees must be paid by the deadline (see Important Deadlines: Pay All Fees) other, you will have to come back to campus at a later time to pay your balance and pick up your diploma.

  • If any you need any physical accommodations for the ceremony, please contact Lois Oliver lois.oliver@gsw.edu.

 

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