Academic Information - Graduation
Great Falls College MSU students follow the catalog in effect when they began their enrollment at the College as long as that enrollment has been consecutive or may elect to follow any subsequent catalog. If a student is absent for one or more semesters excluding summer, the catalog in effect at the time of readmission governs the student’s graduation requirements. Students must pass all required courses and have an overall grade point average of 2.0 to graduate from Great Falls College MSU.
Some GFC MSU programs have specific requirements for matriculation and graduation. Students are informed of other specific program policies and requirements both at the time of their program application, orientation and throughout their educational experience.
COLS 103 Becoming A Successful Student is a graduation requirement that must be completed within the student’s first 16 credits of coursework at Great Falls College for students in any of the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science and Certificate of Applied Science programs. This graduation requirement will be waived for Professional Certificate programs. If students do not complete COLS 103 successfully (C- or better) they must retake it.
Courses that require a grade of “C-” or above are designated for each program in the program section of this catalog.
A student must submit a formal application for graduation by the published term deadline. Applications can be obtained from Student Central or online at www.gfcmsu.edu/admissions_records/forms2.html. A $25 non-refundable graduation fee is due upon submission of the application to Student Accounts. Students seeking multiple degrees pay $25 for 1st degree; $15 for additional degrees in same semester
Application deadlines are published in this catalog and on the Academic Calendar located on the College’s website. Students who fail to submit an application for graduation will not receive a certificate/degree.
Students will be awarded a certificate/degree upon satisfactory completion of all program requirements, provided that 25% of the course work required in the degree program has been completed at GFC MSU.
The commencement ceremony is held each May, at the conclusion of the spring semester. Caps and gowns can be purchased through the Bookstore for a fee. Graduation announcements are also available for purchase through the Bookstore.
Lost diplomas can be replaced at the request of the student. The cost of replacing a certificate, diploma, and/or cover is $10.
In exceptional circumstances, GFC MSU may award degrees posthumously