Frequently Asked Questions
What can Student Outreach Services do for you?
We are your one stop for any concerns you may have about beginning your college journey. We offer a Virtual Welcome Center (www.glendale.edu/WelcomeCenter) where staff can help answer questions and get you started on your college path. Staff can be reached by phone or email. (818) 240-1000 x4767 email@example.com
What is Jump Start?
Jump Start is an early college enrollment opportunity, allowing high school students to take college classes at Glendale Community College while still enrolled in high school.
Who can attend the Jump Start program?
Any high school student 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 expressed 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 and student services fees which sums up around $35 to $40, plus the cost of textbooks and other materials.
What are the steps to enroll in Jump Start?
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.