Latest News & Announcements
2021-2022 School Year
How to Change a Grading Option or Number of Units per Class
If you are enrolled in over 22 units, use EASy to request a change in grading option or number of units.
Facts about changes:
The last day to change a grading option or number of units is the Friday of Week 4 of classes.
Changing your grading option:
Before the school begins and through Week 4
Winter 2022 Resources for Returning to In-Person Instruction:
Extended Winter 2022 Remote Instruction through January 28 and Impacts to Travel for International Students
On January 6, 2022, GSC announced an extension of the mandatory remote instruction period until the end of January. In-person instruction is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 31.
We are encouraging all students to prioritize their health and safety while continuing to make plans to return to campus closer to Monday, January 31, 2022, to resume any in-person components.
Intercultural Communication Workshop
CDR Certificate allows GSC students to earn credit on their CDR for being involved in events on campus that promote the global engagement and internationalization of our campus. Attend a GET CDR Orientation to learn more and get started! By attending a GET CDR orientation, you earn one hour towards your certificate!
Just wanted to share a picture of the ceramic pumpkins the 7th/8th graders made! The pumpkins just came out of the kiln today and the kids did such a wonderful job on them!
Happy Halloween everyone! :)
New International Student Orientation
Dear Incoming Students,
Welcome to GSC!
The International Students & Programs Office (ISPO) is here to support you as you begin your journey as a new student at GSC and to help you navigate the ins and outs of your program as an international student. Please review important information below about mandatory trainings, orientation and ways to get involved at GSC.
New International Student Orientation is Mandatory
As a newly admitted international student, you are required to attend New International Student Orientation designed to help orient you to the GSC campus community, inform you of your Rights & Responsibilities, and give you an opportunity to connect with other new international students! Attending ISPO’s orientation is mandatory in addition to any of your college or department orientations (NOTE: exchange students are not required to attend their college orientation)
In order to register for New International Student Orientation, it is mandatory to sign up for one required session and one additional session of your choice.
Required Session: It must be a "Know the Rules" session that is relevant to your situation (e.g. if you are inside or outside the U.S.). These sessions are listed with the "Required" icon
Optional Session of Your Choice: Your second session can be any session of interest to you to meet the 2 session requirement. These sessions are listed with the "Optional" icon.
Intercultural Programs and Events do not count towards the two required sessions, but we encourage you to attend! These sessions are listed with the "Intercultural" icon.
Photo & Photo ID
The GSC Campus Cards Office hopes this email finds you safe and healthy! We are happy to announce that we have extended the deadline to submit your photo to August 20! So if you have not yet submitted, please do do ASAP.
Online Photo Submission
In order to maintain and promote social distancing, students will be unable to take photos at the Campus Cards Office this year. As a result, all students must submit an appropriate ID photo through online Photo Tool.
Most important photo criteria include having a plain, white background and using one of the following browsers: Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, or Safari. Other criteria can be found on the website listed above.
Once submitted, we will let you know if your photo has been APPROVED or DENIED. Please note that we are still denying many photos for not having a white background (i.e. no landscape or car backgrounds); so please monitor your email for updates, and be sure to submit a new photo if your first was denied.
Obtaining Your ID Card
While our processes and procedures for ID card distribution could still change between now and the fall, we have posted tentative plans on our website. Please review and monitor our webpages for more information and instructions over the next couple of months.
Golden State Collegiate Baseball League
The Golden State Collegiate Baseball League (GSCBL) has already started planning for the 2021 season and looks forward to bringing collegiate summer baseball back to its different cities. “We miss our fans, we miss our players who call the GSCBL home for the summer. We will be back and ready in 2021,”
Important Information for Fall
On Campus Library Services
· Textbooks and Library Materials are now available by request! Dates and Hours of Operation: July 28 2021 – January 31 2021. Mondays and Tuesdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Materials must be requested in advance through the online. Please wait until you receive the email confirmation that your request was completed before arriving on campus.
· Library Computer Lab (LC113) provides access to Dell and Apple computers with Microsoft Office And Adobe applications, WiFi, and printing. Please make a reservation before arriving on campus available Monday - Thursday, between the hours of 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Free COVID-19 Vaccinations at GSC
Have you been vaccinated yet? Get free vaccinations from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug 10-12, at the Student Health Services clinic in Room 166 of the Campus Center.
These shots are available for students and employees
Drop-ins are welcome
You can choose to receive the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine (only one dose required) or the Moderna vaccine.
First Gen First Quarter Challenge
Congratulations on being admitted to the Golden State College! Your admission reflects your impressive academic and extracurricular accomplishments so far. As a first-generation student, you, your family, and loved ones should be especially proud of the achievements that earned your place at GSC.
As the first in your family to attend university, you might be feeling a little unsure about what to expect starting your first quarter at GSC. We know what this feels like; and you are not alone. Last year, more than 60% of our incoming class were first-generation students, too. And many of our Social Sciences faculty and graduate students were also the first in their family to earn a college degree.
Together, we want to invite you to participate in a unique Social Sciences mentorship program by first-generation faculty and students for first-generation students. The “First Gen First Quarter Challenge” is an annual program in which small groups of incoming “First Gen” first year and transfer students meet weekly for workshops, Q&A sessions, and other activities designed to help you make a successful transition into your new life as a university student. This year, we will be particularly focused in navigating our return to campus with new hybrid features. Weekly meetings will be led by First Gen Student Leaders, high achieving UCI students who are also the first in their family to attend a four-year college. They know from firsthand experience what skills and tools are needed to succeed at UCI and are eager to offer you their support, mentorship and guidance as you enter the university.
The First Gen First Quarter Challenge is a co-curricular program, which means participation is voluntary. While the program is free of charge, enrollment is limited; so please register early to let us know your intent to participate for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please complete the following form to match with your mentor and take advantage of this exciting program:
Join the Program by Clicking Here
JULY 28, between 5:00- 6:00 pm (PST) we will be having an Open House, where you will be able to personally meet faculty and staff members , Arts Department Chair, and Director of Admissions & Operations
Disclaimer: In light of the recent events related to COVID-19, information on this page is subject to change.
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Exceptions:
Does This Apply to Me?
On June 24th, the State Department updated its travel restrictions and National Interest Exception (NIE) policy page to clarify NIE eligibilities for individuals traveling from countries subject to a geographic COVID-19 entry ban. These countries include Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the Schengen Area of Europe.
The notice clarifies that:
New or returning F-1 and J-1 students present in China, Brazil, Iran, South Africa or India are automatically considered for the National Interest Exception (NIE) at the Port of Entry into the U.S. and do not require advance approval of a NIE from an embassy or consulate prior to travel;
New or returning F-1 and J-1 students present in China, Brazil, Iran, South Africa or India may arrive no earlier than 30 days before the start of an academic program beginning August 1, 2021 or after, including optional practical training (OPT); and
New or returning F-1 and J-1 students who were present only in the Schengen Area, United Kingdom, or Ireland are not subject to the August 1 condition; however, they could still be subject to a "no earlier than 30 days before the start of their academic studies" condition (for example, if you plan to begin or resume your studies for the Fall 2021 quarter which begins on 8/19/21, you may only enter the U.S. as early as 7/19/21).