A: Coronavirus is a type of virus that causes diseases of varying severities, ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory disease. A novel (new) coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus that hasn’t been identified before in humans. More Info: LA County Dept. of Public Health
A: Like other respiratory illnesses, such as influenza, coronaviruses most commonly spread to others from an infected person who has symptoms through:
- Droplets produced through coughing and sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as caring for an infected person
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
A: Reported illnesses have ranged from people with mild symptoms to people becoming severely ill, requiring admission to the hospital, and dying. Symptoms include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe illness
A: Evidence suggests that, like the flu, most people will have mild symptoms and should stay home until 24 hours after fever. Certain people should call their doctor early, including the elderly, pregnant women, those with compromised immune systems or underlying medical problems. If you are having difficulty breathing or keeping fluids down, go to an emergency room or call 911, otherwise it is better to call your doctor before going in to seek care.
You should also call a doctor if you have had close contact with a person who has COVID-19.
Both the Verdugo and Garfield Campuses will remain closed for the remainder of the spring semester.
While we remained hopeful that the statewide stay-at-home order would be lifted in May, today the Governor announced that the order will remain in effect until further notice pending six key indicators. Therefore, in order to provide you some certainty, we are officially announcing that our current remote learning model will remain in place for the duration of the semester which ends on June 10, 2020. The overwhelming likelihood is that this status will also continue into summer. That decision, however, will be made based on the directions of state and LA county health officials. I am very proud of the outstanding work done by our faculty and staff to make the transition to remote learning as successful as possible and I offer a big thanks to you for adapting to this unprecedented change.
We will congratulate the graduating Class of 2020, but unfortunately there will be no traditional in person ceremony due to the pandemic. All graduates are invited to participate in the 2021 commencement exercises in June 2021. In addition, the GCC website will feature videos, photos, stories and other content to celebrate the Class of 2020. Graduation memorabilia including caps and gowns are available for order online through the Glendale College Bookstore website.
A: Monday, March 23, 2020, all classes at GCC moved to remote learning until further notice.
Spring Semester Status
All classes has moved to remote instructions for the remainder of spring semester which ends on June 10, 2020.
All classes will be taught via remote instructions.
Remote and online learning will continue at GCC through the fall 2020 semester.
Computer: Chromebooks and Hotspot Devices
The GCC Library has received another order of Chromebooks and hotspot devices to loan to our students who lack a computer and/or internet connection. Please contact the library to arrange to reserve and pick up your equipment. Info about requesting a laptop, internet hotspot, iPad or calculator.
If you have limited internet access at home, the GCC Library has received WiFi Hotspots that you may check out. Students may request a hotspot following the below instructions:
- Online Request Form: Fill out this form to request a WiFi Hotspot device
- A library staff member will contact you to set up an appointment.
- The Library is not currently open to the public. Do not come to the library unless you have been contacted by library staff with an appointment time.
If you don’t have internet access, Comcast and Spectrum is offering free internet access for up to 60 days to eligible homes. Comcast: InternetEssentials.com or call 855-846-8376 for English or 855-765-6995 for Spanish; Spectrum: Call 844-488-8395
A: Yes, students will need to officially withdraw from their Spring 2020 class(es) through MyGCC. Classes dropped on or after March 13, 2020 will be administratively converted to an Excused Withdrawal (EW). An EW notation will appear on the student’s academic record. An EW will not be counted in calculations for academic probation or dismissal, toward the permitted number of withdrawals, or as an enrollment attempt. Additionally, students will receive a refund of enrollment fees and all other related registration fees. Refunds on spring semester parking permits are yet to be determined.
You will not be required to submit a petition for the Excused Withdrawal (EW) or a refund.
Pass/No Pass Deadlines
Following recent changes in state regulations, GCC is now able to extend the time in which students can petition to be evaluated in a course on a Pass/No Pass basis rather than a letter grade. You now have more flexibility to choose the Pass/No Pass option for spring 2020 courses until the established deadlines posted on the Session Dates and Deadlines webpage. Note: the first deadline is this Saturday, April 18, 2020.
As you consider the Pass/No Pass option please consider the following:
- Courses taken for Pass/No Pass will be indicated on your transcript as “P” with units earned and no grade points, or “NP” with no units earned and no grade points.Any units attempted for which you receive the “NP” symbol will not be considered in probation and dismissal procedures for the spring 2020 semester.Please be aware that once you choose Pass/No Pass you will not be permitted to change back to the letter grade option while a course is still in progress, or convert a Pass/No Pass symbol to a letter grade once a final grade is assigned for your course.
- You are strongly advised to speak with a Counselor for help with determining how Pass/No Pass may affect your future academic plans. Each college or university you may seek to attend in the future has its own policy on courses taken for Pass/No Pass related to admissions, transfer credit, prerequisites, graduation, and other academic requirements.It is your responsibility to verify the Pass/No Pass policies of individual transfer institutions or graduate/professional schools.
- Additionally, changing from a graded course to the Pass/No Pass option may impact your financial aid eligibility for future terms.Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to speak with a Financial Aid adviser before choosing this option.
- You must file a petition to change your enrollment in a course to Pass/No Pass.The Pass/No Pass petition is available on the Admissions & Records website at A&R Forms and must be submitted via email to:ARDocs@glendale.edu.
If you are seriously considering the Pass/No Pass option, we strongly recommend that you speak with a counselor. If you’re not sure about the decision, we have created a simple interactive guide that walks you through completing a Pass/No Pass petition - please visit www.glendale.edu/GradingGuides.
A: Before students change their current enrollment plans, they should contact the Financial Aid Office to speak with an advisor 818-240-1000 ext. 5916. Enrollment changes may affect their eligibility for financial aid this semester and in future terms. Students are encouraged to review the Financial Aid website at www.glendale.edu/fa for important dates, necessary documents, and other financial resources.
A: Following Federal directives, GCC can provide the one-time $625 relief grant only to eligible students who are taking credit courses who have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form or who are eligible to file a FAFSA.
A: Spring parking permits will be considered valid through spring semester, 2021. If you purchased a permit, simply keep it and use it when the campus reopens.
A: Verdugo and Garfield Libraries are closed until further notice. Remote reference services and online library workshops will continue as scheduled and laptops are available for student checkout by appointment. For latest library information click here.
Book Buyback and Book Rental Returns
If you have textbooks that you would like to sell back or textbooks that you rented that you need to return, click this link to learn more. The GCC Bookstore is also working with Student Services to set up a safe and efficient way to return books in person. We will send out a notice once they work out the details.
DEVICE DROP-OFF INFORMATION
Drop-offs of borrowed devices are scheduled for the following dates and times:
Friday, June 5
Monday, June 8
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesday, June 9
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday, June 10
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
GCC PARKING LOT B
If you have library book checked-out, you can return it during the drop-off.
Please contact the Library if you have any questions or are unable to come at the stated drop-off times.
Circulation: (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5586