I Wish I Knew...
GCC graduates offer advice and tips to incoming students:
...There’s an ATM machine on campus.Get cash from an ATM (automated teller machine) located on main campus behind the MU2 (Music 2) building. The ATM sits on the sidewalk beside a small driveway pull-in spot. See map.
- ...about the many clubs offered on campus.
“Joining the Forensics team increased my confidence, helped me make new friends, and gave me the chance to travel outside the U.S.”
...that there’s a game room in the Student Union.
“Blow off some steam and hang with your friends in the Game Room, located inside the Student Union. They have ping pong, video games and comfy chairs!”
...that students can find employment on campus.
“Because I work on campus while being enrolled in classes, I have a flexible work schedule, I earn valuable career-related experience and I’m not overloading with more than I can handle.”
Visit Career and Counseling Services to learn about jobs in various college departments.
- ...that the First Year Experience program is a great way to familiarize yourself with what to expect at college.
“FYE helped me transition from a small high school where I knew everyone to a large college campus. It made my first semester academically and socially successful.”
...that free tutoring is available for almost all subjects. Start at the Center for Learning, Math Solutions or the Writing Center. “The hours of free tutoring I received helped me pass my math class.”
...that I can see my advisor every semester.
“I sat down, one on one, with my advisor at the start of each semester. She helped me create a class schedule that met my transfer goals.
...that I could rent textbooks.
“Textbooks are expensive; renting them saved me a ton of money!”
Buy new or used books, or rent books at the GCC Bookstore. (But don’t miss the book rental return deadline or you’ll pay a fee). The GCC Library has a number of textbooks at the Reserves/Circulation Desk that can be checked out for use within the library. If you like digital books, see Cafescribe, Inkling, or Copia Interactive. Some books purchased at the GCC Bookstore can be sold back at the end of the semester for up to 50% of the purchase price.