To become a student at Germanna, fill out the FREE application. Paper applications are available through the Admissions and Records Office if needed. Once your completed application is submitted, a student ID number is issued.
The student ID number is needed to conduct all business with the College. Students under 18 and who are still in high school have special admissions requirements. These students need to inform GCC staff of high school status to ensure accurate enrollment processing.
Germanna accepts applications from international students from overseas or from within the United States in F1 Visa status. Students who meet the qualifications are accepted for the fall and spring semesters. New students are not accepted in the summer.
- Submit all Required Documents
Submit all Required Documents
To complete your admission to Germanna Community College, please provide an official high school transcript or GED and if applicable, copy of official college transcript(s).
- Evaluate Your Transcripts
Credit for Prior Learning
In order to apply credits from other colleges towards a Germanna program of study, a Request for Evaluation of Transfer Credit form needs to be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office.
Students with Advanced Standing such as AP, IB, CLEP, or military credits should follow the same process to have these credits reviewed.
- Get Connected Log In to MyGCC
- Attend a Student Orientation
Attend an orientation session to get acquainted with Germanna Community College.
Select the preferred session listing and sign up. Prepare for and Complete Academic Assessment
- Pay for College
Paying for College/Financial Aid
May 1st is the FAFSA Priority Filing Date for the College each year. Students should file their FAFSA as early as possible and respond to requests for information promptly.
When completing a FAFSA each year, you must list Germanna Community College in order for us to receive your information electronically.
The school code for Germanna Community College is 008660. You and your parent(s) must obtain a federal pin number prior to completing the FAFSA.
- Complete Academic Assessment
Prepare for and Complete Academic Assessment
Are you ready for the Virginia Placement Test (VPT)? It is extremely important to prepare in advance of taking the VPT.
Visit the “Are you Germanna Ready webpage” for practice tests and review materials. Students are tested in reading, writing and mathematics and scores are good for a limited time. Students who prepare for the tests have more positive outcomes Remember, a valid state-issued photo ID and Germanna Student ID number are required to test.
Students who have successfully passed college level English and/or Math courses with a grade of C or better from an accredited higher education institution may be exempted from taking the placement test. Students who have Math SAT scores of 550 and above, or Math ACT scores of 22 and above in Math may be exempted from the Math placement test. Students who have Reading and Writing SAT scores of 560 and above, or Reading and Writing ACT scores of 21 and above in Reading and Writing may be exempted from taking the English placement test. Please note that if you took the SAT before March 2016 scores of 500 or higher in English may be accepted to place you in college level English, and scores of 520 or higher in Math may be accepted to place you in college level Math. Please see the Welcome Center for additional information regarding test scores.
Unofficial copies of scores can be used for advising and registration and should be brought with students to all advising/registration appointments. The official scores/ transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office.
- Meet with a Counselor
Meet With a Counselor
Counselors assist with a variety of services such as career exploration, the transfer process, and selection of an academic program. After students choose a program of study and have completed their first semester, they are assigned a faculty advisor to advise them until graduation.
- Register and Confirm Course Schedule
Register and Confirm Course Schedule
Germanna offers classes at a variety of locations. At the time of registration, students need to review their class schedules closely and confirm the classes, dates, times, and locations are correct. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure their schedule is accurate.
Payment for classes is required to finalize registration. Most importantly: be sure to regularly check your myGCC account “To Do List” and student email for financial aid status updates.
- Purchase Textbooks and Supplies
Purchase Textbooks and Supplies
Students should bring their course schedule with them to the Germanna bookstore to ensure proper selection of a textbook.
International students seeking an F1 student visa are required to submit additional documents to finalize their admission to Germanna.Visit F1 VISA Webpage
English proficiency may be demonstrated with a TOEFL score of 80 or higher.