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Getting Started

enrolling at GCC

Are you new to college and intend to earn a degree at GCC or transfer to a four-year institution? Use the Gaucho Guide to assist you on your path to success.

Life is and college is about choosing your own path. As you plan your educational future and set your goals, Glendale Community College is here to assist you through the process. This checklist guides you through the steps required to get signed up for classes. Visit for a printable checklist and detailed instructions for each step.

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Step 1: View the Connect2College Video

Step 2: Create Your Maricopa Student Account (MEID)

Step 3: Complete the Student Information Form (SIF)*

Step 4: Activate Student Email

Step 5: Prepare for and Take Course Placement Tests

Step 6: Plan Payment/Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

Step 7: Prepare for Academic Advisement

Step 8: Meet with an Academic Advisor

Step 9: Register for Classes and New Student Orientation

Step 10: Buy/Rent Textbooks

Step 11: Student Photo I.D. Card

Step 12: Attend and Complete All Classes