OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR
No matter what you want to major in, there are two key offices on campus that will help you achieve your goals. The Office of the Registrar keeps all academic records on campus. Registrar staff can help you schedule classes, track your progress towards a college degree, and review academic credit that you bring to campus with you. This office creates and releases the course schedule every semester and is the place to go if you need to get a transcript or proof of enrollment to lower your car insurance.
Highbaugh Hall, First Floor
OFFICE OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS
The Office of Academic Success oversees advising and a robust slate of other programs designed to help you do well in your classes. Academic Success staff can help you drop and add classes, sign up for tutoring, and build a four-year plan. The Office of the Registrar and the Office of Academic Success are both located on the first floor of Highbaugh Hall, which should be your first stop for any academic-related questions.
Highbaugh Hall, First Floor
GETTING A HEAD START: SUBMITTING COLLEGE CREDIT TO GC
Need to submit AP credit to GC? We typically award credit for scores 3 or higher, but we must receive your official score report from the College Board (school code 1249). High school transcripts with AP results are NOT accepted.
GC typically awards dual enrollment credit for college-level courses in which you earned a C or higher. We cannot award college credit from a high school transcript, so you will need to contact the college or university that issued the credit and request an official college transcript be sent to GC for us to process the credit.
FOUNDATIONS AND CORE: YOUR GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
As part of our liberal-arts foundation, we require that all students complete a general education curriculum that we call Foundations and Core. While many different classes can fulfill these broad requirements, these are the basics you need to graduate:
- Two Foundation classes
- Two English composition classes
- Two-three semesters of a foreign language
- One math class
- One health and PE class
- Two classes in the fine arts (art, music and/or theater)
- One history class
- One English literature class
- One philosophy class
- Two classes in social sciences (communication and media studies, political science, economics, sociology and/or psychology)
- Two classes in the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, geology, physics)
- Two religion classes
SCHEDULING QUESTIONS? WE'RE HERE TO HELP
Need to change your schedule? Email the Registrar's Office for assistance. Students can add classes to their schedule through the first week of classes and can drop courses until mid-October.
Reading a college class schedule can be a big change from high school. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Day of the week abbreviations are as follows: M - Monday; T - Tuesday; W - Wednesday; R - Thursday; F - Friday. A class that meets TR meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays; a lab that says R meets on Thursday only.
It's always a good idea to find your classrooms before the first day of class, but keep in mind that classroom assignments may change. For the most up-to-date version of your schedule, always refer to the Portal, not a print copy.