Gogebic Community College


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Graduation Requirements

To earn a degree or certificate from Gogebic, students must complete the following:

  1. Complete an Application for Graduation: A degree or certificate will not be awarded unless a student has submitted an Application for Graduation and a degree audit has been performed by the Registrar. Students should apply once registered for their final semester of courses. Degrees are awarded at the end of the fall and spring semester.
  2. Complete Degree and Program Requirement: Each degree type and program of study has a degree plan that outlines courses required to complete that degree or certificate. In some cases, course waivers or substitutions may be granted by the division chair or other administrator.
  3. Maintain a GPA of 2.0: A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required to earn a degree or certificate.

Graduation with Honors

Special recognition at graduation will be given to students under the following conditions:

  • Students completing graduation requirements at Gogebic Community College with a 3.75 cumulative GPA or better will graduate with High Honors.
  • Students completing graduation requirements at Gogebic Community College with a 3.5 to 3.74 cumulative GPA will graduate with Honors.

Honor point averages for those students transferring to Gogebic Community College from other colleges or universities are determined by only those grades earned at Gogebic Community College.

While recognition at the commencement ceremony will be based upon cumulative grades prior to the final grading period, all grades earned at GCC will be included in the final determination of honors status to be recorded in the student’s permanent record.

Additional Graduation Information

  • A student must take at least 16 credits from Gogebic Community College to earn a degree and one half of the credits from Gogebic Community College for certificate programs.
  • To earn a second associate degree from Gogebic Community College, 15 non-duplicative credits are required.


Application for 2023 December Graduation form         Application for 2024 May Graduation form

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