GCC CalWORKs can help you request funding for an inexpensive laptop from GAIN.
- Currently enrolled credit and noncredit students may ask for laptops
- Laptop computers must be about $300, unless you are in a major requiring specific computer programs.
- If you have asked GAIN to help pay for a laptop computer in the last 3 years, GAIN may not approve your new request.
- For spouses, if you each have an approved GAIN educational program, you each may request your own laptop computer.
There are Two Ways to Request a Laptop:
Option 1: Reimbursement
- Buy a laptop computer that costs $300 or less.
- Write your name and student ID number on the laptop receipt.
- Use your phone to take a JPG photo of your receipt. (If you purchased your computer online, use the online receipt.)
- Attach your receipt to an email to your GCC CalWORKs case manager. (If you do not know who that is, send your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Keep the receipt for your records.
Option 2: Advancement
- Email your GCC CalWORKs case manager the website address of the laptop computer you are planning to buy. (For example, from Best Buy, Amazon, Target, WalMart, etc…)
- Your GCC CalWORKs case manager will process your request and send it to GAIN.
- Once the funds are issued to your EBT account, purchase your laptop computer.
- Take a photo of your final receipt for your records.
- Send the original receipt to your GAIN Services Worker (GSW).
- It is also a good idea to send your GCC CalWORKs Case Manager a copy of your receipt.
CalWORKs Students who have a medical condition (regardless of whether it is related to COVID-19) that is expected to last 30 calendar days or more, or who indicate they are taking care of an ill household member can request an exemption from their GAIN Services Worker (GSW) over the phone. They will be provided with a CW 2186A, CalWORKs Exemption Request Form, and CW 61, Authorization to Release Medical Information (via mail). Verbal verification is acceptable in lieu of a PA 853, verifying that the participant is the only adult in the home able to provide care for an ill household member.
Students/Participants who provide medical verification and who meet the criteria for a disability exemption or taking care of an ill household member will be granted the appropriate exemption.
Students/Participants who fall short of their required weekly hours or have any changes to their activity should report this information to their GSW over the phone. The GSW will evaluate for Good Cause and grant Good Cause, as appropriate.
If you are unable to get in touch with your County GSW, please contact the GCC CalWORKs staff and we will contact GAIN for you.
Take a picture of your document with your phone and email the picture to your GCC Case Manager. We will process your GAIN form and send it to your GAIN Worker for you
Please call (818) 240-1000 ext. 5408 during our office hours (Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm) and a staff member will assist you with your request, or email Nadine Levyfield.
Student workers are not to report for work effective March 17, 2020, but will be paid for their assigned work schedule through the end of the semester. Managers will work with student workers to identify tasks and duties the student workers may perform remotely.
Please email Nadine Levyfield at email@example.com. Nadine is responding to all student inquiries, compiling a resource list, and updating the Career Services website and social media accounts daily.
Please email Nadine Levyfield at firstname.lastname@example.org. GCC Students are eager to do unpaid or paid internships and work, both remotely and in-person for critical sectors. There are opportunities to earn course credit and get insurance coverage through GCC's COOP ED 101 class.
1) Create a free account on CollegeCentral: GCC's free online job board for students. Use your GCC email and ID to create a free account and access job postings reviewed by GCC staff. https://www.collegecentral.com/glendale/
2) Please follow Career Services & Student Employment on social media for updates and job postings:
3) Here are other links to job resources:
- City of LA https://lajobportal.com
- City of Glendale / Verdugo Jobs Center https://lnkd.in/gXRvv3D
- Medical jobs - please review requirements https://www.hasc.org/priority-workforce-job-portal
- EDD / Unemployment https://www.edd.ca.gov/claims.htm
Yes. International Students may choose to return home and complete their spring 2020 semester remotely. Your Form I-20 record will remain in active status. Please contact the International Student Office should you choose this option.
Yes. Full course of study requirements may be waived only as a direct result of the impact from the COVID-19 outbreak.
The International Student Office is working with individual students to assist in finding roommate connections. Please visit our main pages at www.glendale.edu/international and click on the link for “Current Students,” then the menu option for the “Housing Connections Form.” Also note, that Los Angeles County has declared a “temporary moratorium” on evictions of tenants, as a direct result of the coronavirus. Please contact our International Student Office should you have further questions on this new housing policy.
You should contact the Tuition Office if you are having trouble with paying your tuition and fees and to obtain details on the college’s “payment plan.” Also, you can contact the Scholarship Office regarding scholarship opportunities available. Finally, you may qualify for off-campus employment authorization due to “economic hardship.” Please contact our International Student Office and an immigration advisor on any off-campus work authorization questions you may have.
Please contact our International Student Office and one of our immigration advisors will assist you on steps you need to take for travel and future reentry.
You will be eligible to receive a refund for the remainder of the current coverage period which ends on July 31. Please contact our International Student Office at the main email address email@example.com for more details.
You are still encouraged to apply and submit your supporting application documents, for timely admissions review. Refer to our International Student home page at: www.glendale.edu/international
Keep in mind that the U.S. Department of State has suspended routine visa services at U.S. Embassies/Consulates as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. At this time, you will not be able to arrange an appointment for the F-1 Student Visa in your home country. If this suspension continues, the International Student Office can “defer” your fall 2020 semester admission status to the spring 2021 semester (begins on February 22, 2021).
Yes, students will need to officially withdraw from their class(es) through MyGCC. All Spring 2020 classes dropped on or after March 13, 2020 until the established deadline, 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 grade point average, academic probation or dismissal, toward the permitted number of withdrawals, or as an enrollment attempt. You will not be required to submit a petition for the Excused Withdrawal (EW) or refunds.
For all placements and general questions, please contact the Assessment Center at (818) 240-1000 ext. 5329 or 5332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Monday-Friday from 9am - 5pm.
The Assessment Center is now offering the English and Math placement surveys online. Students can complete a guided placement survey (GPS) online and email U.S. high school transcripts if possible.
Please follow the instructions:
- Students must have a GCC ID# before taking the surveys.
- Students allowed to complete both GPS surveys only once:
- English GPS Survey Form
- Math GPS Survey Form
- Scan or take a picture on your phone of your U.S. high school transcript if possible and email to email@example.com
- You will receive placement results at your GCC student email account right after completing the survey. If you do not have a GCC email contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of your results.
- We strongly recommend you speak with a GCC counselor about your educational plan.
Glendale Community College’s Reentry Pathways Program is dedicated to creating a pathway into higher education for formerly incarcerated individuals. We aim to help our students achieve their educational goals by providing services to support their academic and personal needs, and allow them to achieve educational and personal empowerment. We strive to challenge the stigma associated with incarceration while providing a safe space on campus where students can network with others, learn to navigate the educational system, and develop the skills needed to thrive in a college setting.
Please email Jolie Morris at email@example.com for more information.
- Mental health support services
- Assistance with finding resources for formerly incarcerated individuals
- Referrals to on campus resources (e.g. counselor, nurse, Transfer Center) regarding school-related questions.
- Referrals and networking with outside organizations
- Academic counseling
- Career counseling
- Referrals to legal resources (e.g. Public Defender’s Office, expungement services)
- New student recruitment and onboarding assistance
- Peer mentoring
- Community engagement
- Newsletters featuring news and highlights from our center!
Joanna Saporito is available for online telehealth confidential counseling for RPP students. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to complete the consent forms and get started with confidential counseling.
Although our office remains closed on campus, we are working remotely to continue the scholarship selection process for our students. The scholarship selection process will not be affected by this and recipients will be chosen by the end of the semester.
All scholarship recipients will receive notification of award by the first week of July.
This will be determined as the COVID-19 and campus closure situation is clearer. All students are asked to have their directory information (mailing address, phone number, etc.) updated in their student portal, MyGCC.
The best way to reach us at is either via email at email@example.com or by giving us a call at (818) 240-1000 X5591.
Transferring students who need the College Report Form.
- Please complete the College Report Form and the Enrollment Verification (Student Release) Form. Please include the University/College email information for reports that need to be emailed.
- Email both forms to the Dean of Student Affairs, Tzoler Oukayan at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dean will forward completed forms to Admissions & Record
Will there be a graduation this year?
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.
Class of 2020 Letter (pdf)
The college has not determined any new or alternative plans for the banquet at this time. A decision will be made by the end of April 2020.
The Student Equity office has moved all services and resources and is serving our students remotely. Our office hours are the same and we are available for you. Please call us at 818-240-1000 x3520 with your questions so that we may assist you.
Student Equity counselors are continuing to provide counseling services through phone appointments. You may call our office to make an appointment with one of our counselors throughout the semester.
Yes. This is still a requirement for learning community students. You must call our office and schedule your 30-minute appointment if you have not done so yet.
You can email the equity counselors at email@example.com and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Otherwise, you can call the office and make an appointment.
Yes! We look forward to accepting more students in all three of our learning communities: Black Scholars, Guardian Scholars, and La Comunidad. Applications will open during the summer. Please visit our website for details and to apply: www.glendale.edu/equity
Yes, the Northern California University Tour and the HBCU Tour scheduled to take place during spring break have both been cancelled. We will schedule these tours at a later time and will post updates on our website when we have new dates.
Our in-person services at the Transfer Center are closed until further notice. Counseling appointments will be conducted remotely, either by phone or online. Students are able to schedule an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 818-240-1000, ext. 5442 during our office hours and a staff member will assist with requests. The Transfer Center's phone line has been set up to forward calls to a staff member.
All university representative visits, classroom presentations, and events are canceled until further notice. Some university representatives may be able to provide phone and/or online appointments. Please continue to check our Transfer Center Calendar.
Our Transfer Center and website have been updated with a notice of the changes in our services along with the removal of visits and events. We have created a Transfer Center Updates section on our website to provide the latest updates on transfer pertaining to fall admission due to COVID-19.
- Continuously check email and campus portals regularly.
- Directly contact the campus and/or university representative for questions and admission decisions. Check with the campus as to what method of inquiries and document receipt are preferred. Most campuses may be functioning with less or no staff in their offices, so it may be best to send inquiries and document receipt by campuses via email and be patient while awaiting a response.
- For UC's: Update UC campuses about any changes to their current or planned schedules via the Transfer Academic Update (TAU). The TAU site will remain open until March 31st. If the student has already received a UC admission decision, the student should follow the campus instructions included in the admission letter about how to update that particular UC campus with schedule changes.
- For CSU's: Contact the CSU campus via email about how to update that particular campus with schedule changes.
- Check campus websites for the most up-to-date information. Be on the lookout for any changes to deadlines and requirements, or any on-campus events that may have been canceled or rescheduled. Some campuses may be extending or have extended certain deadlines, such as deadlines for enrollment confirmation deposits.
The CSU's and UC's will continue to honor current articulation agreements on ASSIST regardless of mode of delivery (face-to-face and online or virtual instruction) for spring 2020 courses as long as community colleges do their best in fulfilling the terms of the articulation as reflected in the CORs (Course Outlines of Record) submitted via ASSIST and learning outcomes continue to be met. This includes lab courses that have moved to online delivery.
Campuses will exercise as much flexibility as possible when it comes to meeting admissions requirements and selection criteria, but flexibility will vary by campus, school/college, and/or major due to impaction. No announcements have been made pertaining to any admissions decision changes and/or exceptions. Transfer Center Directors from various CA community college regions have started to advocate for students by posing admissions questions and concerns to the universities through the CA Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.
As more information becomes available, the Transfer Center will provide critical transfer updates as needed via email and on our Transfer Center website. Please email Tanya Tufenkjian, M.S., Transfer Center Coordinator & Counselor, if you have questions. (email@example.com).