Each potential graduate must complete an Application for Graduation Form the semester prior to the student's completion of graduation requirements after s/he registers for her/his last class. The application deadline will be posted at each campus. The student's faculty advisor and the Graduation Specialist will complete a graduation audit to insure that all requirements for graduation have been successfully completed. Degrees, diplomas or technical certificates of credit cannot be ordered until final grades are submitted and the graduation audit is completed. All program requirements must be completed by the last day of the term for students to be considered for graduation in that term.

A program grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher is required for graduation. The program GPA includes all courses required for program completion. Lanier Technical College also awards technical certificates of credit or diplomas, which are "embedded" within a program of study.

A formal ceremony is held once each year for graduates during the academic year. Students are encouraged to participate in the ceremony. Specific information on each year's commencement is emailed to all students eligible to participate. Students participating in the ceremony will be required to pay a $40 graduation fee which is non-refundable and is not covered by HOPE. Students who achieve a final GPA of 4.0 in their declared program of study are provided honor cords to wear at commencement.