Take Four Steps Toward Your Future
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Step 1: Create Your Maricopa Student Account (MEID) and Update or Complete the Student Information Form (SIF)*
Go to My.maricopa.edu and click on “New Student? Click Here.” Follow instructions and the online tutorial to create your Maricopa self-service ID (MEID) and password. Find instructions under “Set up Online Student Center.” Sample screen shots will walk you through the process. You’ll use your MEID and password to sign into all of your Maricopa student accounts.
(A social security number is requested as a unique identifier. Students who do not wish to provide their social security number will not be able to complete this process online. You will need to come in person to the Enrollment Center at GCC main or North to submit an application and receive a confirmation number for online access.)
Sign in to the Student Center and select the Admissions Link to update or complete a Student Information Form online. You may also complete a paper Student Information Form in the Enrollment Center at GCC main or in Building C at the GCC North campus.
*Students under age 18 who have not graduated from high school and do not have a GED will need special permission to enroll. For information visit http://www.gccaz.edu/FutureStudents/GettingStarted/Under18.html or call 623.845.3313.
Your student email account is one of the main ways the college communicates important information about class cancellations, tuition due dates, or course specific items from your instructors. You must activate your email before you can receive these important messages.
Go to My.maricopa.edu and click on “New Student? Click Here”, then click on “Set up Online Student Center” and “Activate Student Email.” Once your email is set up you will be able to link to it from the "Maricopa Email" icon on the My.maricopa.edu home page.
Students are required to complete a course placement test under any one of the following conditions:
- The student is taking his or her first college credit English, reading or math course, or any college course for which English, reading or math is a prerequisite.
- The student is pursuing a degree or transfer pathway and does not have current valid district approved course placement scores on file or does not have previous college credit in English, reading and math.
- The student who is taking his or her first English as a Second Language class and who does not speak English as their primary language must take an English proficiency test.
See Testing Services web pages for schedules and other information.
Your academic advisor is your single greatest resource in planning your education in a way that will help you achieve your life goals. If you need additional direction defining your goals our career counselors can guide you. See Academic Advisement web site for more information.
You can register for courses online, in-person, by phone, fax or mail. We accept most major credit cards, checks or cash. We even offer convenient a payment plan to help your budget. Ask for details!