How To Become a Student

Five Easy Steps to Become a Student.

(1) Apply for Admission

Complete the application and submit it to the GCC Admissions Office along with a $10 non-refundable application fee. Re-entry students are exempt from the fee, if previously paid.

Request your official high school transcript or GED score and any college transcripts, if applicable, to be sent to the Admissions Office.

Submit one of the following to the GCC Admissions Office with your application: 1) copy of your valid driver’s license; 2) voter registration card; or 3) state-issued ID. The Department of Education requires proof of residency for all students.

(2) Complete FAFSA for Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Approximately 70% of GCC students receive some type of financial aid. Once accepted for admission, students can apply for scholarships after January 1 for the upcoming Fall/Spring semesters. Note: Re-entry students are exempt from steps 3 and 5, if previously completed.

(3) Complete Assessment Testing

All new freshmen and transfer students are required to complete a college assessment test or submit ACT or SAT scores, if taken within the last 3 years, prior to registering for classes. The assessment or ACT or SAT scores help students identify their reading, writing, and math skills to determine the appropriate course placement. Students may complete the college assessment at GCC’s main campus in Ironwood by calling 906.307.1209 or at the Copper Country Center in Houghton at 906.483.0070. 

(4) Register for Courses

Upon acceptance to GCC, all students can schedule an appointment to meet with their advisor to register for classes—after April 1 for the Fall semester and after November 1 for the Spring semester and Summer session.

(5) Attend Orientation

All new freshmen and transfer students are required to attend an orientation session prior to their first semester—in August for the Fall semester and January for the Spring semester.

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