Important Things To Know!

  • Registration and payment deadlines are before the beginning of each semester. Check the calendar for dates and deadlines. There will be fees for missed deadlines.
  • Deadlines and class schedules often vary from the high school schedule-be aware of all GC deadlines.
  • You will need to purchase books each semester. It is up to you to contact the bookstore or your instructor for which books you will need.
  • You may be able to sell your books back at the end of the semester.
  • FREE tutoring is available and you have FULL access to all of GC's resources including library and computer labs.
  • The class syllabus is the "contract" for the course outlining all course policies, requirements, expectations, assignments, books needed, grading policies, and instructor contact information.
  • Keep in contact with your professor (especially if you are taking an Internet course).
  • Once you begin taking classes at GC, you are a college student and all GC policies apply to you.
  • Your grades will not be mailed. Grades will be posted on Campus Connect. Individual course grading policies will be on the course syllabus. Contact your professor with any questions regarding grading.
  • Keep your contact information updated at all times. You can update your address using Campus Connect. Important information about upcoming dates, deadlines, and events will be mailed to you to the address on your Campus Connect profile.
  • Dropping: You must contact your dual credit advisor prior to the drop deadline and complete the appropriate form to be withdrawn from a class.
  • Parents do not have access to their child's academic records at the college level.
  • Student academic records are protected under FERPA-Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Please see the GC Catalog for further details.
  • Enrollment and payment deadlines are before the first day of classes. Check the calendar for specific dates.
  • Fees will be applied for missed deadlines.
  • Dual credit students are not eligible for federal financial aid. See your high school counselor to check for tuition waiver eligibility.
  • Students will acquire a GC transcript. Courses will be permanently recorded after census date
  • Grades are not mailed. Grades will be posted on Campus Connect.
  • Students have FULL access to all GC resources.
  • Core classes transfer to any Texas public college or university.
  • Students have 24 hour access to Blackboard and Campus Connect.
  • In a dual credit or concurrent class, your student is a college student - all GC policies will apply to that student.

 

High school students shall not be enrolled in more than two dual credit courses per semester. Exceptions to this requirement for students with demonstrated outstanding academic performance and capability (as evidenced by grade-point average, ACT or SAT scores, or other assessment indicators) may be approved by the principal of the high school and the chief academic officer of the college." - TAC Chapter 4, Subchapter D, Ch 4, (b) 7.