General Student Services Information
This information is not intended to replace the information in the Gadsden State Community College Catalog/Student Handbook. It is to serve as a supplement for our distance learning students.
Visit the Gadsden State Community College website here for the College application. The application may be completed and submitted online. It is important to note that all college admission policies are applicable to distance learning courses and programs.
If you have additional questions, contact the Counseling and Advising Center or check out the Gadsden State Future Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).
Once a student has been admitted to Gadsden State Community College, he or she may enroll in those courses for which he or she is qualified, but only during a time designated by the College as a registration period. Before a student can enroll in English Composition I (ENG 101) or in a credit-level mathematics course, he or she must take the appropriate placement test, which assesses the student’s preparedness for such courses. Most students are required to be assessed; however, ACT/SAT scores may exempt student from further testing.
Placement tests are administered by the Gadsden State Community College Testing Services. You can schedule an appointment to take your placement test by clicking here. The following items are required upon arrival for testing:
- Unexpired photo ID, such as Driver's License or other Government ID
- Registration ticket for ASE, CLEP
- Gadsden State Student G# (required for Compass placement testing)
- Testing fee payment receipt, if applicable
Advisors are available to assist students in the selection of appropriate courses for any instructional program offered by the College. To contact an Advisor, please visit the Counseling and Advising Center's Homepage.
You can also find your Program of Study Advisor by clicking here.
As a general rule, we recommend that all students fill out the FAFSA to determine their financial aid eligibility. We hear students frequently say, "I know I won’t qualify for a Pell Grant. Do I still need to complete the FAFSA application?" The answer to this is YES, especially if you are interested in Federal Work Study, scholarships, or a private student loan.
Check out our Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at www.fafsa.gov.
Visit the Financial Aid Homepage to find contact information, locations, and hours of opperation.
The registration process for distance learning courses is the same as registration for on-campus courses. Before registering for classes, students should review appropriate sections of the catalog and discuss course options with an academic advisor. Failure to do this can result in the taking of courses that will not fulfill degree requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all course prerequisites are satisfied. You will register for classes by logging into your myGadsdenState and clicking on "Self Service Banner."
To search for entirely online classes, access the course schedule by clicking here or by logging into Self Service Banner. You may also view the schedule below. When searching for online classes, use the following steps:
- Choose the term for which you would like to search for classes (i.e. Fall 2016).
- Choose the subject for which you would like to determine if there are online offerings.
- Scroll down to "Attribute Type" and select "ONLINE."
- Click "Class Search."
If the dynamic schedule does not display in a window below, click here to search for classes.