Graduation Application Deadline

The deadline for graduation applications and payment to participate in the May 7, 2024, Graduation Ceremony is June 8, 2023.

Students need to see their advisors to obtain a graduation application and submit it to the Registrar’s Office. Click here to download the STC Graduation Application.

Students need to submit a graduation application even if they do not wish to participate in the ceremony.


Graduation Requirements

In order to be eligible for a degree, diploma, or technical certificate of credit, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Complete the required courses in the program of study for which you are applying to graduate, as prescribed by the course catalog specific to the term you were admitted.  Students who have a break in enrollment of at least one term will come under the most current catalog guidelines.
  2. Be in good academic standing, have a graduation grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, and have a “C” in all courses that apply toward graduation.
  3. Complete a minimum of twenty-five percent (25%) of the coursework required for a program at Southeastern Technical College.
  4. Satisfy all financial obligations to the college and be free of any holds on your academic record.
  5. Complete the graduation application with your advisor as you register for your last semester.  Submit the completed form to the Registrar’s Office. Students with student loans must also see the Financial Aid Department.
  6. Students completing certificates, diplomas, and associate of applied science degrees with a graduation GPA of 3.75 or better will graduate with honors. Graduate candidates listed in the program are based on graduation GPA at the time of the commencement ceremony. Due to the timing of the commencement ceremony, all final grades are not available for review.


Graduation Ceremonies

All students must achieve Regular Program Admission status prior to applying for graduation. All students eligible for graduation are expected to participate in the ceremony. It is the student’s responsibility to complete an application for graduation. The application must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office upon registration for the final semester of classes.

A fee of $40 is charged to each student who applies for graduation and who wishes to participate in the graduation ceremony. This fee defrays part of the student’s graduation expenses and is non-refundable. Graduating degree, diploma, and technical certificate of credit students who do not wish to participate in the graduation ceremony or certificate ceremonies are charged a fee of $10 per credential. A $10 fee is charged for each cover requested. The replacement charge for a degree, diploma, or certificate is $25 per credential.

Commencement Exercises – Vidalia Campus

    Tuesday, May 7, 2024
      7:oo PM – Toombs Auditorium


Graduation will be live-streamed via the STC Facebook page.

As a reminder, this event will be broadcast live so that all of your friends and loved ones can watch.

We are requesting that graduates take as many safety precautions as possible. You will be in the line-up area for approximately thirty minutes and then seated in the Toombs Auditorium for Graduation for approximately one hour.

Additionally, we encourage graduates to stress to family and friends that if anyone is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and/or is in an at-risk category for infection, they do not attend the Ceremony.

This is after a lot of thoughtful and deliberate consideration of the current COVID-19 situation. It is not our intent to disrupt your Graduation and your celebration plans. Instead, it is an effort to make sure the event will still be held. We appreciate your cooperation and assistance as we make these changes.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Graduation Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
                                                                               3:00 PM, Vidalia Campus, Toombs Auditorium                                                                               

Graduation Rehearsal will be held in the Toombs Auditorium, Vidalia, GA. Your attendance is required, as we will discuss the lineup, processional, and/or any additional graduation preparations at this time. Also, you will have a chance to familiarize yourself with the location, identify where you need to be, and address any last-minute concerns. This will hopefully ensure an organized and smooth ceremony.

Please call (912) 538-3113 during regular business hours if you have questions or concerns, or email

Information for Guests

  • Programs will be available at the door.
  • Flash photography is not allowed during the ceremony.
  • Applause should be held until all graduates have been called.
  • Arrive early to ensure good seating. Doors will close promptly at 6:50 PM