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CGC Commencement FAQs

What does it mean to have all of my requirements completed?
All course work per the program of study must be completed by the date you have indicated on your graduation/certificate application. Additional program requirements such as a thesis, comprehensive examination and/or internships must also be completed. Treasurer bills must also be resolved.

What do I do if I don’t complete my degree requirements?

If you do not complete your degree requirements by the date you have indicated on your graduation/certificate application, you will need to reapply for the term in which you will complete the degree.

What is the graduation fee?
The graduation fee is $50.00. This covers the cost of processing and the cost of the diploma. The fee will be placed on your student account.

What is the certificate completion fee?
The certificate completion fee is $25. This covers the cost of processing and the cost of the diploma. The fee will be placed on your student account.

Why do I need to resubmit payment when I reapply for graduation/certificate completion?
The Office of the Registrar orders diplomas and certificates from an outside vendor three times a year (once per term). Additionally, orders are based on the graduation date indicated on your graduation/certificate application. If the graduation date printed on the diploma is not accurate, the original diploma/certificate is destroyed and must be reordered with the accurate date.

Who do I contact if I change my mind about participating in the Spring Commencement Ceremony?
Contact The Office of the Registrar via phone at 843-953-6969 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How do I make a special request for a diploma presentation by my Citadel alumni parent?
School regulations permit a Citadel alumni parent to present a diploma to their graduating son or daughter. Please contact Katie Gibson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your parent’s name and year of graduation at least one month prior to the ceremony so that arrangements can be made.

When can I order a transcript/how do I order a transcript?
You may request your transcript after your degree is awarded by filling out and submitting the Transcript Request Form.

How will I know when my degree has been awarded?
You may view your degree status on your Degree Audit via the Student tab on Lesesne Gateway to verify that it has been posted.

How do you order a Duplicate Diploma?
Fill out and submit the Duplicate Diploma Order Form and a $50.00 Fee.