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January briefs from Gadsden State

Spring Semester 2023 registration ongoing at Gadsden State

Gadsden, Ala.—Registration at Gadsden State Community College for spring semester is ongoing through Jan. 13.  Classes begin Jan. 9 for the full spring semester and spring mini 1 term.   Classes begin March 3 for the spring mini 2 term.  For registration instructions, visit To be admitted, go to  For more information regarding admission or registration, email

Start Strong Scholarships available for 2023 high school graduates

Gadsden, Ala. – Gadsden State Community College is awarding Start Strong Scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year. The scholarship covers up to six hours of tuition and fees for the 2023 fall semester and 2024 spring semester. It is open to graduating high school seniors. Applications are due March 1.

Full-time, eligible students can get a combined 12 hours of credit paid for through the Start Strong Scholarship Program. The scholarship is not limited to those living within the Gadsden State service area. The Start Strong Scholarship will pay in-state tuition for out-of-state students. This is Gadsden State’s second year to award these scholarships worth almost $2,000 each.

Students interested in the scholarship should go to and complete the admissions application. A 2023 Graduating High School Senior Application also must be completed. Be sure to check the box for the Start Strong Scholarship. The application can be found at

New to You!  College courses close to home

Centre, Ala. — Gadsden State Community College is now offering courses in the Emergency Medical Services Program and the Medical Assistant Program at Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre.  Classes start in January.  The Medical Assistant Program provides training in administrative and clinical duties that will be beneficial to healthcare practices and patients.  The EMS Program has four levels of EMS training and education that can be completed in two years or less.  To register visit  For more information on Gadsden State’s Health Sciences programs visit

Gadsden State hosts student success workshop

Gadsden, Ala.— Gadsden State Community College is hosting Student Success Workshops from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 17 at the Ayers Campus and Gadsden State Cherokee and Jan. 18 in Allen Hall on the Wallace Drive Campus.  “How to Get Free Money:  Transfer Scholarships” is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year university.  Representatives from colleges will be available to answer questions and provide prospective students with information on scholarships, financial aid and housing.   The workshops are free and sponsored by the Advising and Retention Center.  For more information, call 256-549-8271 or email