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One of the best parts about earning an academic credential is showing it off at graduation. Coastal Pines Technical College hosts three commencement ceremonies every year. The Registrar’s Office has the honor of coordinating the conferring of degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit to the graduates of Coastal Pines Technical College.

If you are registering for your final classes complete the Spring 2021 Graduation Application.

The Summer 2021 Graduation Application is now open.


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 as prescribed by the course catalog specific to the term you were admitted,
  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. The letter grade of D (60-69) will be awarded if earned, but will carry no credit for course completion.
  3. Complete a minimum of twenty-five percent (25%) of the coursework required for a program at Coastal Pines 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 as you register for your last course, EVEN if you do not plan on participating in the graduation ceremony. There is no charge to receive your degree, diploma or certificate of credit; however, you must apply in order to have your award printed. 
  6. Once the Graduation Application form is submitted and processed, an email will be sent to the email address provided on the Application.  The email will confirm that your application was received and verify the method selected for getting your award to you.   Please check your email for all information, dates, and reminders. Also, you can sign up for text alerts; see more information below on how to sign up for text alerts.
  7. Students completing diplomas and associate degrees with a graduation GPA of 3.50 or higher will be an Honor Graduate and recognized during the Commencement Ceremony. Students completing diplomas and associate degrees with a graduation GPA of 4.0 will be named a President's Scholar and recognized during the Commencement Ceremony.
  8. The calculated Graduation Grade Point average includes only those courses required for graduation from that program.  When a course is taken more than once, the final or highest grade will be used in calculating the grade point average for graduation. 

The deadline to apply for Spring Graduation is Wednesday, May 5thLate applications will be processed for the following term.

Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Due to COVID-19, the College made the difficult decision to move our Spring Commencement Ceremony to a virtual format. We understand this will be a disappointment for many, but we do not want to risk the health and well-being of students, guests, and staff with an in-person event. Coastal Pines serves 13 counties in the southeast and there has been a recent spike in cases in many of the communities in our service delivery area.

The Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be live streamed for viewing on the official CPTC Facebook and CPTC YouTube channel on June 3, 2021. Students can watch and share the virtual commencement ceremony with friends and family members at any time after the completion of the live ceremony. 

Students who have indicated they want to participate can submit an individual picture of themselves to be shown during the ceremony. The deadline to submit photos for the virtual commencement is May 5, 2021. If your photo is not submitted by this date, your name will still be included without a photo.

We hope you will join us for the virtual ceremony as we celebrate the accomplishments of our Coastal Pines graduates.

Student information flyer for the Virtual Commencement

If you would like to purchase a cap and gown or Graduation cap and tassel for the Spring Virtual Graduation Ceremony, please click here. 

Virtual Commencement Information:

How do I participate in the virtual commencement ceremony?
Graduates who want to participate in the virtual ceremony should complete and submit the Graduation Application form no later than Wednesday, May 5th. Graduates who do not apply for graduation by May 5, 2021 will not be included in this Semester virtual ceremony.

How do I upload my picture to be included in the virtual commencement ceremony?
Graduates who would like their picture included on the screen accompanying their name should fill out the Graduation Application form and email a photograph to The deadline to submit photos for the virtual commencement is May 14, 2021. If your photo is not submitted by this date, your name will still be included without a photo.

Photo Information:

Please remember that this photo will be used during the ceremony and will be accessible for the public viewing once the graduation is complete:

  • Please submit your photo along with your full legal name and the program you are completing so we can identify you.
  • The photo should be of JUST YOU.
  • The photo needs to be front facing, straight on and in color.
  • Please use a white or light background.
  • Note:
    • No photos with pets or family.
    • No selfies
    • No hats, sunglasses, or anything that covers your face.
    • No animated backgrounds, social media filters, emoji’s, stickers, or text.
    • Do not send a photo with a visible copyright or watermark.
  • Use your best judgment and do not send in an inappropriate photo
  • The deadline to submit photos for the virtual commencement is May 14, 2021. If your photo is not submitted by this date, your name will still be included without a photo.


Sign up to receive graduation text alerts (Optional for Ceremony participants)

If you are planning to participate in the Graduationceremony, would like to receive test updates and alerts, and have a smartphone please follow the directions below:

  • If you have a smart phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: 
  • Spring Graduation Reminds:
  • Summer Graduation Reminds:
  • Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.
  • If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications for
  • Spring by texting the message @69b74abe to the number 81010.
  • Summer by texting the message @b62ec34b to 81010
  • If you’re having trouble with 81010, you can go to the following link:
  • Spring: to join
  • Summer: to join

*Standard text message rates apply.


If you have further questions regarding graduation, please contact Gail Reeves at (912) 287-4837 or email: preeves@coastalpines.eduor Janet Carter at (912) 427-5817 or email:


Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.


Waycross Camden Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 100 Keith Dixon Way 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Kingsland, GA 31548 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.522.4510 912.367.1700
  Camden Golden Isles
Alma Cosmetology Program 3700 Glynco Pkwy
101 West 17th St 8001 The Lakes Blvd Brunswick, Georgia 31525
Alma, Georgia 31510 Kingsland, Georgia 31548 912.262.4999
912.632.0951 912.510.3364  
  Hazlehurst 1777 West Cherry St
  677 Douglas Hwy Jesup, Georgia 31545
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 912.427.5800


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