The same but different.

Garden City Community College offers learning opportunities for students to succeed in courses both on and off campus.  Online courses are ideal for students who cannot participate in classes on campus but still want to further their education. Online courses are not self-paced, but they are a flexible and convenient option for many students. 


GCCC offers two types of online learning courses:

1. Internet-only courses are offered 100% online. Some classes begin at the start of a semester and run for 16-weeks, other classes are offered in 6- or 8-week formats.

2. Hybrid courses combine online interaction, assignments and assessments with some on-campus meeting times. 

To take online courses at GCCC, you will need a computer with internet access and an email account. Please note that GCCC cannot take responsibility for any technical problems that you may experience during the semester. You may use the computers that are available at any of the college computer labs.

Here's what you need to know to apply:

  1. You can apply at any time during the year.
  2. First, you'll need to complete an Application for Admission and TB Questionnaire.
  3. Send your transcripts.
  4. Apply for financial aid and scholarships.
  5. Take the ACT or  Academic Skills Assessment.
  6. Visit with an Online Academic Advisor and register for classes. Together you'll review your test results and your advisory will help you select courses.
  7. Pay tuition and fees in full. You won't be able to register for any future course for non-payment of tuition by the due date, so read this information about the tuition & fees closely. (Once you've enrolled for classes at GCCC, you can save time by paying online.
  8. Login to the GCCC Portal. This is where you'll access student tools like Canvas, BusterMail, IT Help Desk and the GCCC Self-Serve (grades, register for classes, financial aid, etc.). You can also find campus announcements, news and events in the portal.