Achieve your personal best.

The School of Transitional Studies (STS) is dedicated to the academic and holistic success of every student enrolled at GGC ... no matter your academic level. 

Not sure where to start with that English paper? A tutoring session can help. Worried about that first-ever college final? There’s a workshop to develop your study skills. Having a hard time figuring out what math class you should take? The Mentoring and Advising Center offers sound advice. Need more of a challenge? Apply to the Honors Program.

STS Services

Honors Program

GGC offers qualified students admission into the Honors Program. This program offers you an integrated educational experience through enhanced opportunities in scholarship, leadership, service and creativity.

Learn more about the Honors Program.

Tutoring and Study Resources

The Academic Enhancement Center (AEC) provides free, confidential tutoring and study resources to GGC students – in a variety of subjects – from peer and professional tutors, and GGC faculty volunteers.

Learn more about the Academic Enhancement Center.

Mentoring and Advising Center (MAC)

MAC offers a range of services and programs to meet the needs of all GGC students. Additionally, student success advisors mentor students enrolled in Student Success courses.

Learn more about services available at the Mentoring and Advising Center.

Student Success Workshops

Student Success Workshops provide helpful advice on critical areas that affect academic performance.

Browse the list and learn more about Student Success Workshops.

Student Success Courses

STS sponsors Student Success courses in English and mathematics for entering students who need them. These courses offer learning support and provide a strong foundation toward academic success.

Learn more about Student Success Courses.

English as a Second Language (ESL) / English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is for entering GGC students whose first language is not English. EAP sections of Student Success English courses help students develop the academic communication skills needed to achieve success at GGC.

Learn more about the English for Academic Purposes program.

Community Outreach: English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) offers both regular instruction and special short-term programs for English language learners at a range of proficiency levels.

Learn more about the English Language Institute.

The School of Transitional Studies promotes academic integrity through strict adherence to the College's policy on documentation and plagiarism.