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Gaucho 101

Student Success Services

Welcome, New Student! Congratulations on choosing Glendale Community College!

*Open registration starts Monday, March 19th!*

Have you completed college admissions and taken your placement tests in Reading, Writing and Math? If so, your next step is to attend the Gaucho101 Enrollment & Advisement Workshop where you will meet with an advisor and build your first-semester schedule.

Gaucho101 was designed specifically for new-to-college students to help them get off to a great start in their first semester. In this self-paced online, advisor supervised workshop, students will:

  • Learn what classes to enroll in
  • Find out ways to pay for college
  • Navigate the online Maricopa Student Center
  • Build a first-semester class schedule 
  • Discuss 'next steps'

Gaucho101 takes most students under an hour to complete. Our office is located in Student Success Services (north side of Testing & Student Success Services building) and is offered on a walk-in basis between 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. No appointment is needed. Please note that in order to provide students with enough time to complete the program, students will be signed in until one hour prior to closing time.

(At the North campus, Gaucho101 is offered on a walk-in basis between 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday. No appointment is needed.)

All students attending college for the first time, and who plan on completing a degree or transferring to a college or university are required to meet with an advisor from the GCC Student Success Team prior to registering for classes.


What should I do prior to attending Gaucho101?
Can I prepare for the placement tests?
Yes! Prior to taking your placement tests, check out these resources:

Do I need to bring anything with me?

  • Valid photo ID
  • Unofficial high school transcript (if applicable)

What if I don't finish in one day?

That's okay!  Most students complete the Gaucho101 Advisement & Enrollment Workshop in under one hour. However, if you don't complete, you can come back and finish another day.

Will I need to make a payment the same day?
Payment is due 35 days prior to the start of classes but we encourage you to fill out a FAFSA application as soon as possible. Please refer to your account statement for your tuition due date. Keep in mind that we also have payment plans available.

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Building: TS3 Testing and Student Success Services
Hours of Operation


Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m.-  6 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Mon. - Wed.. 8 a.m.-  5:30 p.m.
Thurs. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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