Be recognized as a College Graduate!
Grande Prairie Regional College is proud of its graduates and celebrates their success. As a GPRC graduate, your name may be published in the Convocation Program with information on the program of studies you have successfully completed. The details made public at Convocation may also include any academic honours you have been awarded. Names of students graduating from various College programs and the academic honours students have been awarded may also be released to the media or be included in other College publications.
For information on the graduation ceremony, see Convocation on the College website.
Apply to Graduate
If you have successfully completed the required courses in your curriculum and met all graduation requirements for the program, you may be eligible to receive a certificate or diploma.
Your eligibility to graduate will normally be considered in accordance with requirements shown in the calendar of the year in which you first enrolled and were admitted into the program.
If you believe you qualify for a certificate or diploma, you need to complete a Parchment Application Form available from Student Services or apply online through your myGPRC account. There is no cost to completing the application form to have your academic record reviewed and your graduation status evaluated. If you qualify for a College certificate or diploma, your official College transcript will be updated.
You may transfer credits from another institution, accumulate credits from advanced standing or challenge procedures in order to fulfill curriculum requirements. In order to graduate, you must complete 50 percent of the curriculum requirements of your program at Grande Prairie Regional College.
Grade Point Average Requirement
A minimum grade of D is required in any course considered for graduation. Some programs may require more than this minimum requirement and may require you to present an overall grade point average (GPA) that exceeds 1.0. Additional graduation requirements are detailed in the program description section of this calendar.
Withholding Academic Results and Certification
The College reserves the right to withhold the granting of official transcripts, certificates and diplomas to students who have not returned College property such as textbooks, equipment or supplies, or who owe money to the College. Students in these situations normally have a hold placed on their student accounts. While your account is on hold you will not be permitted to register for other courses and you will not receive transcripts, statements of grades, or certificate/diploma parchments.
If you have applied to graduate and have not cleared outstanding accounts, you may not be allowed to participate in Convocation ceremonies and you will not receive graduation documents until your account is in good standing.