How do I choose my first semester classes?

Step 1 - Find your academic placements in English and Math.

(Can’t find your Academic Planning sheet? Email us at advising@grcc.edu to get a copy.)

Step 2 - Determine your goal.

  • I am still deciding on an academic goal (including knowing you want to transfer but are still deciding on what degree you want to earn after GRCC).
  • I know I want to transfer for a specific degree after GRCC.
  • I know I want to earn a certificate/degree and do not plan to transfer.

Step 3 - Use your resources.

Goal Resources Directions
Deciding Academic Pathways
  1. Choose the Academic Pathway you want to explore.
  2. Choose two or more Priority I classes
Transfer Pre-Major (any program with the “pre” prefix)
  1. Choose the Pre-Major you want to follow.
  2. Choose two or more classes you want to take.
Earn a certificate/ degree Certificate/ Degree (any program without the “pre” prefix)
  1. Choose the Certificate/Degree you want to follow.
  2. Choose two or more classes you want to take.

 

Step 4 - Determine full time or part time.

  • Working 30-40 or more hours a week? We recommend taking 2 classes
  • Working 29 or less hours a week? We recommend taking 4-5 classes
  • For every hour you are in a class, you need 2-3 hours of time set aside outside of class to complete all of your work and be successful!

Step 5 - Decide on classes and enroll!

Your first semester should include:

Goal RECOMMENDED CLASSES If part time, choose TWO classes to start with.
Deciding

ENGLISH (based on placement)

MATH (based on placement)

Priority I class

Priority I class

Transfer

ENGLISH (based on placement)

MATH (based no placement)

Pre-Major program course

Pre-Major program course

Earn a certificate Program courses - choose number of courses based on full or part time
Earn a degree

ENGLISH (based on placement)

MATH (based no placement)

Program course

Program course

 

Enroll in classes and set up an Academic Advising appointment!