Congratulations on your acceptance to Glendale Community College! Please explore the resources below to ensure a smooth transition to GCC.
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Glendale Community College is proud to partner with International Student Placements to offer homestays. A homestay is a great way to experience American culture by living with a local family. You may also wish to explore off-campus housing.
Need a roommate? Complete our Housing Connections Form to connect to other international students looking for roommates. New students must have completed the Pre-Orientation and registration process to gain access to this list. Please complete the Housing Connections form only after you have completed these steps. Please note that new students overseas may not come to the US for the Fall 2020 term. This process is open to students already in the US.
All international students are required to complete the Pre-Orientation module before registering for courses and attending regular orientation. This program will prepare you to be a successful student at GCC and introduces you to just a few of our amazing support services and the International Student Club!
How to Complete International Student Pre-Orientation
To get started, download the Pre-Orientation Checklist and review the instructions. You will find the required videos and quizzes in the sections below. Each video is closed-captioned in English. After you have completed all sections, please submit the Pre-Orientation Completion Certificate to our office to clear your registration hold. We expect this program to take a maximum of 75 minutes to complete. You may complete this program at your own pace, but you will not be able to register for classes until all sections have been completed. Please complete International Student Pre-Orientation before the regular orientation program.
Need help? If you get stuck at any time, please use our Virtual Lobby to connect with a member of our international student staff. They can help answer any questions you have about completing the program.
Module 1: Rules & Regulations (estimated time 60 minutes)
Module 2: A Spotlight on Support Services (estimated time 15 minutes)
Congratulations! You have completed International Student Pre-Orientation! Please download and complete the Pre-Completion Certificate and send it to our office along with a copy of your assessment results. Once we have verified your completion, an appointment will be made for you with an academic counselor to register for courses. Please check your email regularly so that you do not miss your scheduled appointment!
Are you currently in the US and wish to study at Glendale? After you have been admitted, you will need to request that your school transfers your record to GCC. Please provide your school with our transfer form to begin this process. Next, sign up to take your placement tests at the Assessment Center. After you receive your results, stop by the office to meet with an academic counselor and prepare a Student Educational Plan (SEP). As an international student, you will have access to priority registration to help you enroll in classes before they fill up. Class sizes are limited so we encourage you to check your priority registration date on MyGCC and complete these steps at least two weeks in advance of this date.
For those students accepted to the summer intersession, your I-20 will be issued for the Fall term. For those students accepted to the winter intersession, your I-20 will be issued for the Spring term. You may still enroll in the summer or winter sessions “incidentally” without needing to enroll full time (12 units). You will receive your new I-20 at the start of the Fall or Spring academic term. You do not need an I-20 during this time, unless you plan on traveling outside of the US. Please inform ISO if this is the case so that a temporary “transfer pending” I-20 can be issued to you. You will still need to receive your final I-20 at the start of the term.
To qualify to transfer from your current school, your last date of attendance (or completion of OPT), cannot be more than 5 months before the start of our Fall or Spring terms. Please contact ISO if your last date of attendance/last date of OPT is more than 5 months from the start of the academic term to discuss your options.