This is a huge milestone and now your hard work is paying off. In order to be awarded the degree you have earned you must apply for graduation. It is best to apply for graduation the semester before you intend to graduate to ensure all requirements have been met. If you are planning on graduating at the end of this term apply as soon as possible. Follow these steps:

  • Print a Graduation Application
  • Complete the application with your advisor
  • Pay $40 Graduation fee at the Cashier's Office (Douglas Campus - Engram Hall; Waycross Campus - Administrative Building)
  • Obtain the required signature from Financial Aid (Douglas Campus - Financial Aid Office; Waycross Campus - Enrollment Services Office)
  • Submit your Graduation Application (Douglas Campus - Registrar's Office; Waycross Campus - Enrollment Services Office)

SGSC will be holding Graduation Ceremonies during May 2022.  Students will be assigned to attend one of the following ceremonies:

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 8:30am, Peterson Lawn, Douglas Campus

Don't forget, West College Park Drive on the Douglas Campus will be closed on Thursday, May 12th from 7 a.m. until after the ceremony. Plan accordingly!

Friday, May 13, 2022 at 12:30pm, Waycross Campus Gymnasium

Friday, May 13, 2022 at 7:00pm, Waycross Campus Gymnasium

Your ceremony will be determined based on your campus and your pathway/major.

The following documents have been mailed and emailed to Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 graduates and Spring 2022 graduation applicants:

Graduation Packet letter 

Douglas Ceremony – 8:30am – Instructions 

Waycross Ceremony – 12:30am – Instructions 

Waycross Ceremony – 7:00pm – Instructions 


Frequently Asked Questions

Graduating students order caps and gowns online from Oak Hall. At this website you will order your cap/gown/tassel unit. The cost of the unit is in addition to the $40.00 graduation application fee submitted with your Graduation Application.

Balfour offers announcements and other graduation accessories if you would like to make additional purchases.