Who is my mentor/advisor?

View steps on how to find your mentor.

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I have a mentor hold on my account. How can I get that removed?

Students must meet with their assigned mentor/advisor before the registration period to discuss courses for the following semester to have the hold removed.

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What courses are required for my major?

Courses required for graduation are listed on the major program plans. Course requirements are also listed in DegreeWorks, which can be found in Banner. Students should meet with their mentor/advisor to review specific major requirements.

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How do I change my major?

Students should first meet with their mentor/advisor to discuss career interests and the major program plan. View steps on how to change your major.

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Where do I get tutoring on campus?

Students can receive tutoring in the Academic Enhancement Center.

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How many classes should I take?

Students should consider a number of factors when deciding the number of classes to enroll in each semester, such as work and family obligations, extra-curricular activities, transportation and the types of classes. Additionally, it is important to remember that you should spend approximately two hours of studying outside of class for every one hour you are registered for. 

Suggested number of credit hours based on number of work hours:

  • Working 40 hours per week 3 – 6 credit hours
  • Working 30 hours per week 3 – 9 credit hours
  • Working 20 hours per week 6 – 12 credit hours
  • Working less than 20 hours 12 – 17 credit hours

*Full-time status for financial aid purposes is 12 credit hours. Students completing only 12 credit hours per semester will take longer to complete their degree.

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How many credit hours do I need to be classified as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior?

Refer to the Academic Standing section of the Course Catalog for GGC's classification of students.

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What is the difference between dropping a course and withdrawing from a course?

Dropping a course occurs when you remove yourself from a course before or during the drop/add period. The course will not be posted on your transcript and does not count as attempted credit.

Withdrawing from a course occurs when you remove yourself from a course after the drop/add deadline. Students who withdraw from a course before the withdrawal deadline will receive a “W” for the course grade. A grade of “W” will not impact your GPA, but will be posted on your transcript. Withdrawing from a course after the withdrawal deadline will result in a “WF” for the course grade. A grade of “WF” will affect your GPA and be posted on your transcript.

You should check the academic calendar for the drop/add and withdrawal deadlines.

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How is my GPA calculated?

Please view the Office of the Registrar's grading page for detailed information on GGC's grading policy and how your GPA is calculated.

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What GPA is needed to make the President’s list? Dean’s list?

View the recognition of scholarship section of the Course Catalog for President's list and/or Dean's list requirements.

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