Admissions FAQ

Have questions? You've come to the right place.

GCCC accepts applications year round. Students must register before indicated deadlines or they will be required to obtain signatures from instructors and/or Department Deans to be allowed into their courses.

Applications are processed the next business day. Students will receive an email confirmation after submitting their application. Acceptance letters are typically mailed out within two weeks.

Students who do not take the ACT are required to take our complimentary Accuplacer assessment to be place into their Math, English and Reading courses. Students who are not happy with their ACT scores may also take the Accuplacer. 

Test preparation materials for the ACT test can be found by visiting the ACT webpage. Click HERE for more information.

The average class size at Garden City Community College is just 16 students. Some classes might be bigger than that, but no class will have more than 30 students. 

Click HERE to browse through our academic catalog. 

Students will need to meet with a general advisor to register for classes. Those students interested in a program with Selective Admission will need to meet with the program advisor to register. Phone registration is also available for those who are unable to come to campus. Visit the Counseling and Advising Page for more information.

The total amount of tuition and general fees is determined each semester by the student's residency status and the number of credit hours in which the student enrolls. Anyone auditing courses will be charged all tuition and fee rates.

Kansas In-State Residency Status

$63.00 per credit hour
Student Fees: $62.00 per credit hour 

Border State Residency Status
(CO, MO, NE, NM, OK, TX)

Tuition: $77.00 per credit hour
Student Fees: $62.00 per credit hour 


Tuition: $150.00 per credit hour

Out-of-State Residency Status

Tuition: $82.00 per credit hour
Student Fees: $62.00 per credit hour 

International Residency Status

Tuition: $100.00 per credit hour
Student Fees: $62.00 per credit hour



Special Fees

Certain courses, classes or programs have various additional laboratories, class materials or other fees. These additional costs are approved annually by the Board of Trustees. A complete listing is available in the Business Office and on the college website.

Various Credit by Examination programs require a processing fee for the credits to be placed on the student's transcript. Students will be notified of this charge at the time of the award.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

More information about cost of attendance can be found here

For more information please contact the Office of Admissions at (620) 276-9608. 

The short answer is no. Students are not required to pay their bill the day they register for classes BUT in order to register for classes for the next semester student must be enrolled in a payment plan for the current semester OR have their bill paid in full.

In addition to Federal Financial Aid options - if you have at least a 2.0 GPA, you are eligible and encouraged to fill out the General Scholarship Application for Institutional and Endowment Scholarships. Grant-In-Aid Scholarships are also available for students involved in certain activities or organizations on campus, athletic teams and work-study positions. Visit the Scholarship page for more information.

Current and former GCCC students can request a copy of their GCCC transcript online at There is a $5 fee for each official GCCC transcript. Click HERE for more information. 

Sending us a transcript from another school? Make sure it's official! Transcripts must be mailed directly from the school to the Admissions office at the following address:

Garden City Community College
ATTN: Admissions
801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS 67846

We can also receive transcripts electronically through Clearinghouse, eScript-Safe and Parchment.

Student organizations host events on campus almost every week. Some of those include Homecoming activities, Casino Night, Grocery Store Bingo and Make It-Take It Tuesday. The Theater department puts on one show a semester and students get free tickets to all athletic events and performances on campus. Visit Student Life for more information on how you can get involved on campus and make sure to follow us on social media to keep up-to-date with all of the activities. There is always something happening at GCCC!