Congratulations on your acceptance and welcome to GGC! We believe college is a transformative experience that should be positive and meaningful. Review the information that follows to successfully guide you through the first days and into your first year of college.

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Submit the rest of your paperwork and apply for financial aid as soon as you are admitted.

Next Steps

Follow the steps below to make sure you have everything in place to begin your first semester at GGC.

Step 1 – Submit advanced placement and CLEP test scores. If you have taken advanced placement or have completed a CLEP test and wish to receive college credit, official test scores must be sent to GGC. Request official reports at Questions about credit for AP and CLEP should be emailed to If you are interested in taking a CLEP test at GGC, please visit Testing Services.

Step 2 – Submit your final transcripts from your last term of enrollment. Freshman students should submit official high school transcripts; transfer students should submit official final college transcripts with no “in progress” courses posted.

Step 3 – Complete immunization verification requirements and other supporting documents listed on How to Apply.

Step 4 – Complete a FAFSA application for financial aid, using school code 041429. Our easy to follow Financial Aid Checklist (PDF) will give you more details.

Step 5 – Confirm your residency status, using the Tuition Classification Petition form (PDF). Questions should be emailed to

Step 6 – Watch for your email invitation to register for Grizzly Orientation. This opportunity provides everything you need to begin classes and succeed in your first year, no matter if you are an incoming freshman, transfer or nontraditional student. Attending Grizzly Orientation is mandatory, so sign up early, as sessions fill up quickly.

Step 7 – Apply for student housing. See GGC's residence policy.

Step 8 – Pay your tuition in full by the stated tuition deadline date.

Freshman Learning Communities

Freshman Learning Communities provide themed options that enhance the freshman experience and support your success at GGC.

Grizzly Days

Join the GGC community, other new students, faculty and staff for Grizzly Days, a week of fun activities and programs. Experience our symbolic “March through the Arch” – the Arch of Knowledge – to be ceremoniously greeted by the faculty gauntlet: a receiving line of your intellectual mentors at GGC. You’ll also be treated to movies, games and other events, including an introduction to GGC’s mascot – The General.

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