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Residence Requirement for Degree


Policy Number: 3.8.3
Effective Date: February 27, 2023
Revision History: May 26, 2016
Policy Contact: Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs/Provost

I. Purpose and Policy Statement

Georgia Gwinnett College requires all students to complete at least 25% of their overall semester hours of credit in residence prior to graduation.

II. Scope

All GGC staff, faculty and students should be familiar with this policy. 

III. Definitions

In Residence: A student is defined to be “in residence” when he/she is taking Georgia Gwinnett College courses. Transient courses taken at another institution and courses transferred from other colleges are not considered to qualify a student as “in residence.”

IV. Compliance
  1. Typically, the last thirty-one (31) semester hours of a student’s academic program satisfies the requirement to be “in residence.”
  2. Alternative arrangements to using the last thirty-one (31) semester hours of the student’s academic program must be approved by the appropriate School Dean with notification of the approval sent to the Registrar’s Office.
  3. Under no circumstances will a student be permitted to graduate from Georgia Gwinnett College without satisfying the “in residence” requirement.