Enroll - New Student Checklist

Plan to Succeed

WAIT! Have you taken your placement test(s) yet? (see Step 2)
If you are a new student, you must meet with an Academic Advisor, then take your placement tests BEFORE you can register for classes.

Determine your goals

First, decide on a degree or certificate program. Not sure? Visit the Career and Employment Center to take a Career Assessment tests.

Next, meet with an advisor

Meet with an advisor in the Enrollment Center to determine which classes to take. New students are required to meet with an academic advisor before enrolling in classes.

At GCC main campus, no appointment is needed. Just walk in to the Enrollment Center. Students are seen on a first come, first served basis. Wait times can be an hour or more during peak enrollment times. At GCC North, schedule an appointment or just walk in.  At the Communiversity in Surprise, limited advisement is available. Contact the Advisement Department at your home institution.

Then, enroll in class

After your advisor has given you a list of the classes you need, you can register for classes online or in the Enrollment Center.

(You must register no later than midnight the day prior to the first day class meets, with a few exceptions.)

Enroll in a Student Success class: CPD 150 or CPD 115

Learn how to improve your memory, manage test anxiety, develop a career and educational plan, and more, when you enroll in CPD 150, Strategies for College Success. This class is for everyone, and will teach you how to succeed in college.

All first-time college students planning to complete an associates degree or transfer to a college or university who test into one or more courses below 100 level are required to complete a college success course, CPD 150 or CPD 115.