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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Each student who plans to graduate from Georgia Highlands College must complete the Graduation Application Form https://sites.highlands.edu/registrar/registrar-forms/ at least 1 semester prior to the term you anticipate completing degree requirements.

You will be sent an evaluation of your course credits and advised of any requirements needed to graduate within 2-4 weeks of your application. During peak time, this may be longer.

Diplomas are not issued during our annual ceremony in May of each year. If you do not plan to participate, your diploma will be available for pickup in June on the Rome campus. If you wish it to be sent to another campus please email us at sbeideck@highlands.edu. We strongly suggest that you pick up your diploma due to issues with the postal service such as damaged or lost diplomas. Diplomas not picked up will be mailed in July. Diplomas not picked up or received within a year will be subject to a $25 replacement fee. Please make certain we have your current mailing address on file by checking your SCORE account.

Diplomas and transcripts will not be released if you have a financial obligation to the College. This obligation may be a financial aid exit interview for loan students, fines at the library or business office hold. You may check your holds on the SCORE. It is the student’s responsibility to clear all holds or financial obligations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I send someone to pick up my diploma for me?
You may authorize an agent to pick up your diploma with your written and signed request. The agent must provide their own picture ID.

My original diploma was lost or destroyed. How may I obtain a replacement?
There is a $25 replacement fee for all replacement diploma requests.  Diplomas not picked up or received within a year are subject to the replacement fee. A replacement diploma may be obtained by submitting a written request, with payment, to:

Georgia Highlands College Registrar
3175 Cedartown Hwy., SE
Rome, GA 30161

Diploma Reorder Form

You should give all pertinent information, such as degree earned, name and year of graduation and enclose your check or money order for $25.00, made payable to Georgia Highlands College. Replacement diplomas bear the signatures of the current officials of the College and University System.

An error was made on my diploma. How do I get it corrected?
You should return the diploma to the Registrar’s Office at Georgia Highlands College on the Rome Campus at the above address. The $25 replacement fee will be charged if the error was yours rather than the College’s.