GGC takes student success seriously. That's why you're supported from day-one of your acceptance through programs like Grizzly Success.

Grizzly Success provides enhanced programming that supports freshmen students during their first semester. It's mandatory for all first-time freshmen admitted to GGC with a 2.0-2.25 high school GPA. There are no additional costs for this beneficial resource beyond the tuition and fees for enrolled credit hours. Participants may either live on campus or commute.

Your acceptance letter includes notification of your enrollment in the Grizzly Success program.

Shared Academic Courses

During Grizzly Orientation, Grizzly Success students will enroll in pre-selected shared academic courses. The English and math courses you enroll in are based on your test scores (ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER), while your other courses include what you need to succeed. Here's what to expect:

  • 12-15 credit hours for your first semester
    • English 0999/1101 or English 1101 (3-6 credits)
    • Mathematics, based on your test score and focus area (3-6 credits)
    • GGC 1000, First-Year Seminar (1 credit)
    • Humanities/arts or social science course (3 credits)
    • An additional course of your choosing

Advising Support

All GGC students are assigned advisors to ensure you stay on track and get the support you need to meet arising challenges and take advantage of beneficial opportunities. Grizzly Success students are required to meet with advisors every two weeks.

Enrichment Activities

Grizzly Success students also participate in enrichment activities – workshops, tutoring and others activities – to help you continue building the skills needed to thrive.

Info Sessions

Grizzly Success Info Sessions provide an opportunity for students to learn more about the program requirements and the courses you will enroll in. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and meet Grizzly Success advisors and faculty. Students will receive a personal invitation via email and postal mail with available dates.