What can Student Outreach Services do for you?
What is Jump Start?
Who can attend the Jump Start program?
How does Jump Start help me?
How much does Jump Start cost?
What are the steps to enroll in Jump Start?
Will I get both high school and college credit with Jump Start?
Do I need to be 18 to attend a community college?
Where can I transfer to from a community college?
How long does it take to transfer to a university?
What is the difference between a community college and a university?
What is the attendance policy for college students?


What can Student Outreach Services do for you?

We are your one stop for any concerns you may have about college, financial aid, transferring, etc.

What is Jump Start?

Jump Start is an early college enrollment opportunity, allowing high school juniors and seniors to take college classes at Glendale Community College while still enrolled in high school.

Who can attend the Jump Start program?

Any high school junior or senior who can benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work (a college degree applicable class). The student must be making satisfactory progress towards a high school diploma. The college may restrict admissions based on age, grade level or assessment.

How does Jump Start help me?

Students who take Jump Start classes will get to experience college while still in high school. Students have expresses that they feel comfortable attending college after high school graduation. Students benefit by getting ahead in college credits.

How much does Jump Start cost?

GCC waives the enrollment fees! Parking fees are also waived if the student has a valid California driver's license. Students will only pay the health services, student services, and picture I.D. card fees, plus the cost of textbooks.

What are the steps to enroll in Jump Start?

There is a 5-step enrollment guide that can help you to get into this program.

  1. Submit Application for Admission 
  2. Complete Assessment
  3. Orientation 
  4. Make an Appointment to see your Jump Start Counselor
  5. Register for Classes

For more detailed information you can visit the Jump Start page (also located on the navigation bar on the left).

Will I get both high school and college credit with Jump Start?

In the event that a student passes the college class, college credit is granted. High school credit is determined by your high school. 

Do I need to be 18 to attend a community college?

If you have a high school diploma, you do not have to be 18 to go to community college.

Where can I transfer to from a community college?

The college has "Transfer Agreements" with numerous universities. For a complete list please visit our Transfer Center Page

How long does it take to transfer to a university?

It typically takes 2 years (60 units) as a fulltime student to transfer to a university. Students can transfer to some private universities after 1 year (30 units).

What is the difference between a community college and a university?

Community colleges are 2 year schools, which offer certificates and associate degrees. Students also have the opportunity to transfer to a university after community college and earn a bachelors degree. Universities are 4 year schools which offer bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees.

What is the attendance policy for college students?

Students are expected to attend all class meetings. If a student misses the 1st week of classes, he/she will be dropped. If a student misses 2 weeks of class during a semester (Fall or Spring), the student will be dropped. Please ask every professor about their attendance policy.

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Last updated: 6/24/2014 8:35:08 AM