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With over 100 certificate and degree programs, plus affordable tuition, GCC is the perfect place for your academic journey. GCC offers Guided Pathways, which provides students with the opportunity to select a field of study and explore career options that match with their interests. Students get campus-wide support from peer mentor coaches, academic advisors, and faculty, as well as tutoring.

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Enrollment Steps

Use our Enrollment Steps Guide (English version | Spanish version) to track your progress. This guide can help remember where you left off in the enrollment steps.

There are four steps to Maricopa Community Colleges' enrollment process:

  1. Get Admitted
  2. Complete Tasks in Student Center
  3. Register for Classes
  4. Make Payment Arrangements

Enrollment Steps

  1. If you are planning on pursuing a degree or certificate, please explore the options available to you. Not all degrees and certificates are offered at every college.
  2. Complete the admissions application. If you have applied in the past or taken classes at any MCCCD school, please use the Returning Student Application. When filling out the application, select the degree or certificate you plan to pursue. If you are not pursuing a certificate or degree and simply taking classes, you will only need to select your college of choice.
  3. Provide proof of identification during the online application process. If you are unable to provide your ID via the admissions application, you can also submit it here once you have submitted your application.
  4. Submit your official transcripts for any previous college coursework to the Admissions, Records, and Registration Office.
  5. Determine how you plan to pay for college. Explore paying for college and understand your deadlines.
  6. If you will be paying for college using Federal Financial Aid, we can help you start the process.

Keep in mind: If you started your application more than 48 hours ago, you will need to start a new application.

After you successfully get admitted, you may have additional tasks to complete. To view your tasks, log in to your Student Center.

If you are new to college, you may need to complete tasks in your Student Center such as determine course placement or attend New Student Orientation and seek initial academic advising.

Determine Placement

Maricopa Community Colleges have multiple ways to identify the proper courses for your success. To get started with this step, visit Assessment and Placement to find out how to submit placement documents or take online placement assessments.

If you have taken college-level English, math, or reading courses at a previous college or university, ensure your official transcripts have been sent to Glendale Community College. You may not need to determine placement based on your previous coursework.

Set Up Initial Academic Advising & New Student Orientation

If you are new to college, you will need to attend a New Student Orientation session within your first semester. Learn about Glendale Community College’s New Student Orientation session.

If you know the classes you need to take, then do the following:

  1. Use Find a Class to search for your classes and select “Open Classes Only.”
  2. Keep track of your courses’ section numbers for adding classes.
  3. In your Student Center, click on the Manage Classes tile.
  4. Use Class Search and Enroll to get registered.

If you don’t know the classes you need to take, you will need to do one of the following:

  1. Use the self-serve course selection guide.
  2. Meet with a GCC academic advisor.

Then, follow the steps to register for classes.

Once you have registered for your classes, you will be able to view your tuition rate classification in the Student Center. The tuition rate is determined by the submission of your ID and other supporting documents. For more information, go to Residency Information.

Register for Classes

After you have registered for classes, you need to make payment arrangements.

If you do not pay the balance of your tuition and fees by the due date, you will not be able to register for any additional classes or receive your transcripts. To check the due date of your tuition and fees, go to your Online Student Center.

You can explore ways to make payment arrangements at the Maricopa Paying for College page. Be sure to monitor your Student Center for the current tuition balance.

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Questions? Need Assistance?

We are here to help you. Please visit our Enrollment Centers at the Main Campus or North Campus. Contact us virtually by chat or by phone.

Main Campus - Enrollment Center - 59th Avenue and Olive Avenue
Phone (623) 845-3333

North Campus - Student Services (Chinle) Building - 57th Avenue and Happy Valley Road
Phone (623) 888-7012

As you complete step one, we recommend you make note of the following information on your Enrollment Steps guide:

  • MEID
  • Student ID number
  • Maricopa email address

Important reminder: Your Maricopa student email at will be active as soon as you are admitted to a college.