New Student Checklist


  • Select the type of admissions that applies to your situation
  • Fill out an online application
  • CGCC is open enrollment, so you don't need to apply at a certain time of year

Apply for Financial Aid (Optional)

  • Check your CGCC email at least once a week for additional forms that may be needed
  • Takes 8-10 weeks to process once all forms are received
  • Contact Financial Aid office with any questions

Speak with an Academic Advisor (Mandatory)

  • Discuss your future goals/plans

  • Plan your schedule and get "Cleared to Register"
  • Check your financial aid status and submit required forms (if applicable)
  • Explore your MyCGCC portal and learn how to access online/hybrid classes

Register for Classes 

  • Login to your MyCGCC portal to add courses to your schedule

Complete Online Student Orientation

  • Create an account through the orientation website,

  • Watch videos and read information to learn more about CGCC

Attend New Student Day

  • Tour campus, meet staff, instructors and current students
  • Connect to campus resources: Library, Bookstore, Veterans Services, Disability Services, etc.
  • Obtain your CGCC Identification

Purchase Books and Get Student ID & Library Card

Attend Classes

  • Attend all classes or login to all online classes on the first day to avoid being dropped

Pay for Classes

  • Payment for classes or make a payment plan by the first Friday of the term. Installment plans: Final payments are due no later then the Friday of the 6th week of the term.

Schedule OnTrack1 Appointment

  • OT1 is a 45 minute individual appointment with your assigned Academic Advisor
  • Check-in, talk about goals, and confirm your education plan
  • Career Advising and/or other services as needed