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New Student Checklist

Review Compass Scores

  • Questions? Bring your scores to Group Advising session or contact an academic advisor

Apply for Financial Aid (Optional)

  • Check your CGCC email at least once a week for additional forms that may be needed
  • Takes 8-10 weeks to process once all forms are received
  • Contact Financial Aid office with any questions

Attend Group Advising Session (Mandatory)

  • 1 hour meeting with other new students
  • Plan your schedule and get registered
  • Learn how to access online classes, if needed

Attend New Student Orientation

  • Tour campus, meet staff, instructors and current students
  • Connect to campus resources: Library, Bookstore, Veterans Services, Disability Services, etc.
  • Obtain your CGCC Identification

Purchase Books

  • Visit the CGCC bookstore to purchase your books

Attend Classes

  • Attend all classes or login to all online classes in the first week to avoid being automatically dropped.

Schedule OnTrack1 Appointment

  • OT1 is a 1- hour individual appointment with your academic advisor
  • Check-in; talk about goals and confirm your education plan
  • Connect to Career Advising and/or other services as needed