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Admission Status


High School Graduates All fully-matriculated high school graduates without prior college experience are eligible for regular admission. An official transcript of the student's high school academic record must be on file in the Admissions Office before admission status will be determined.

High School Equivalency Students who have successfully completed the GED test or another high school equivalency examination are eligible for regular admission. Documentation of high school credit, including test subscores, must be on file in the Admissions Office before admission status will be determined.

Transfer Students transferring from other post-secondary educational institutions are eligible for regular admission if in good academic and financial standing at the schools previously attended. College students transferring to Gogebic Community College from other institutions must fulfill the same requirements of all incoming students and follow the same procedures in applying for admission as well as the following:

  • Official transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended must be sent to the Admissions Office.
  • Grades lower than a "C" will not be accepted as transfer credit to Gogebic Community College. GCC can assume no responsibility, however, for the acceptance of such credits by institutions to which students with advanced standing may transfer later. At least 31 course credits, excluding physical education, must be taken and completed at Gogebic Community College for associate degree qualification.
  • An applicant accepted as a transfer student who was subject to academic suspension will not be admitted to Gogebic Community College until s/he can qualify for re-admission to the institution from which s/he was dismissed, except with permission of the Dean of Students and approval of the admissions committee.

Re-Admission Students who have withdrawn from Gogebic Community College for one semester or more may reapply for admission to the college. If a student has attended another college, an official transcript of all academic work must be on file in the Admissions Office before re-admission status will be determined.

  1. Former students who have voluntarily dropped out of Gogebic Community College for one or more semesters and who were in good standing must apply for readmission by completing an application obtained from the Admissions Office or on the GCC website, www.gogebic.edu.
  2. Former students who have been suspended from Gogebic Community College for one semester or more must apply for readmission by completing the Application for Admission. The application will be reviewed by the admissions committee, and a decision will be made either recommending acceptance or deferment on the application. A suspended student is required to make an appointment and meet with the Dean of Students to discuss readmission.

Applicants seeking readmission should file their applications at least one month prior to the semester of enrollment.

International Student Applications International students must fulfill the same requirements as all incoming students and follow the same procedures in applying for admission, along with the following requirements:

  1. Applicants must provide all documentation necessary for completion of paperwork associated with U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service requirements.
  2. A $100 non-refundable application fee must be submitted with the official GCC Application for Admission.
  3. If English is not your native language, a minimum score of 78 on the Internet Based Test (IBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  4. Applicants must show documented evidence that they have adequate financial reserves to cover the expenses of attending Gogebic for one academic year.
  5. Official transcripts or certificates of all subjects taken and the specific grades earned in each for secondary school and college studies must be provided. These documents must be written in English or accompanied by certified English translations.
  6. Proof of health insurance must be provided.
  7. International student applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee, who will make a decision recommending admission acceptance.

Audit Applicants Students seeking to exclusively audit classes must complete and follow all regular and special application procedures appropriate to their admission status. Specific policies pertaining to class auditing procedures are found in Policy Series No. 414.


Applicants who have not completed the usual admissions requirements or who do not meet regular admission requirements but desire to take a limited course load in a given semester may do so as special students upon approval from the Dean of Students.

Dual Enrollment High school students who can demonstrate academic readiness for college level courses through college approved measurement instruments may be admitted to Gogebic Community College courses. This demonstration includes scoring into college level course work on one of the following placement tests: EXPLORE, PLAN, ACT, COMPASS, MME, PSAT, or SAT with the appropriate qualifying scores. All dual enrolled students must also have written approval from their high school prior to being registered for college courses.

Guest Applicants Guest applicants (students who are enrolled primarily at another college or a university and wish to take a limited number of courses at GCC) must submit a guest application form supplied by the Registrar's Office of the college they are attending along with Page 1 of GCC's Application for Admission. Transcripts are not necessary for admission. A non-refundable application fee of $10 is required (one time fee). A guest application is valid for one semester only.

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