New or Returning Students

Becoming a GCC student is easy!

New Student:

You never attended Glendale Community College

Returning Student:

You are a returning student if you have not applied or enrolled during spring 2016

International Student:

Important note: Please apply using Online International Application >>


Application Process

Before applying, please have the following items available:

  • Social Security Number
  • BCIS information (if born outside US)
    • Residency will be determined according to your answers to certain questions, please answer all questions to the best of your ability. If necessary, the Admissions and Records office will ask you to provide evidence of your BCIS documentation and/or your physical presence in California.
      For more information on Residency click here, Residency Requirements  Residency must be cleared PRIOR TO THE START OF THE TERM.

Step 1. Submit a GCC Application

  • Answer all questions completely.
  • Verify all information you have entered.
  • Click on the Begin Application for Glendale Community College.
  • Create a NEW User Account if you are applying online for the first time or Log in as a Returning User if you have previously applied online.
  • Complete and submit application be sure to click the Finish link.

APPLY TO GCC

Check your personal e-mail account for an email from OpenCCCApply.

Once your application is submitted, it will be processed within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays). An email will be sent you that will contain your GCC ID # and information on how to access your MyGCC student portal.

Step 2. Complete Assessment

Go to the San Fernando Complex, Room 112 where you will be assigned a counselor and complete an Assessment Self-Referral Form. You will usually be able to take the English and math computerized assessment immediately. ESL placement requires an appointment. (818) 240-1000 ext. 5329

Assessment (SF 112)

Step 3. Orientation

Complete one of the following college orientations:

Step 4. Meet with a Counselor

Make an appointment to see a counselor in one of the following locations

Step 5. Register for Classes

Students can register for classes using MyGCC.