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Steps to Graduating

Review Eligibility


Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your eligibility.

Fill Out Application

Application for Graduation

One application must be submitted for each degree/certificate you wish to receive. The College reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of awarding additional degrees in order to maintain the academic integrity of the College.

Download Application for Graduation

Completing Application

Complete the Online Application for Commencement by logging onto your MyGCC and clicking on Degree Progress/Graduation and then clicking Apply for Graduation.

Review Deadlines


Requirements Completed Apply for Graduation
Summer Term May 31st
Fall Term September 30th
Spring Term December 31st

View Term Information


Summer Term graduates are eligible to attend the May commencement ceremony prior to their actual graduation term.

Spring Term graduate commencement Honors will be taken from the prior Fall Term Cumulative GPA.

Fall Term graduate commencement Honors will be taken from the prior Spring Term Cumulative GPA.

Review Commencement Dates

Germanna will hold two commencement ceremonies each year, one in May and one in December. All students who complete an associate, certificate, or career studies certificate will be eligible to attend the May or December ceremony.

Get Proper Transcripts

Transcripts from other colleges must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Records as early as possible. Your eligibility for graduation may depend upon transfer credit from another college.  It is your responsibility to make sure transcripts are on file.

Commencement Location

Commencement Location

Commencement will be held on the campus of University of Mary Washington in the Anderson Center, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The Anderson Center is located on the corner of Route 1 and College Avenue.

View UMW Anderson Center Information

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