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Admission

Admissions Policies


Admission to Garden City Community College is granted by meeting one of the following requirements:

  1. A graduate of an accredited high school.
  2. A transfer student, in good standing, from a regionally accredited university/college.
  3. A successful completer of the General Education Development (GED) examination.
  4. A high school junior or senior student with written permission from the high school principal.
  5. A student enrolled in a recognized gifted program with written permission from the school principal.
  6. A student 18 years of age or older, having demonstrated through the GCCC student assessment process, the ability to benefit from attending the college.

Applicants who do not meet one of the above requirements will be admitted with "special student" status and are considered as non-degree seeking students. "Special student" status may be changed to "degree-seeking" status upon graduation from an accredited high school program or upon the successful completion of a GED examination.

The college reserves the right to deny admission or re-admission to any individual considered detrimental to the best interests of the college community or if the college is unable to provide the services, courses or program needed to assist any person in meeting his/her educational objectives.

Retention of Records

Credentials of applicants who do not register for the term to which they have been admitted are normally retained by the Admissions Office for one year. Students registering after one year will be required to update application information.

Selective Admissions Programs

Admission to GCCC does not guarantee enrollment in the following programs or Centers of Excellence:

  • Nursing
  • Emergency Medical Services Technology
  • John Deere Agricultural Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Industrial Technology

Students seeking admission to one of these programs should meet with the director of that program as early as possible. Additional requirements and/or an additional application is required for these programs.