From the minute you join the GGC Grizzly family, your academic success is our number one goal. Our faculty is dedicated to it. Our staff is trained for it. Our technology is wired for it. Before something gets in the way of your success, let GGC help you.

Academic Support and Opportunities


    We believe student advisement is about being part of a community of friends, intellectuals, peers and mentors who are all here to help you succeed. That is why each and every student is assigned a personal mentor.

    To learn your mentor, log in to Grizzly Den within Banner, student self-service. Then click "Student and Financial Aid." Select "View Student Record," then click "Student Information." Your mentor is listed as your primary advisor.

    Army ROTC

    The GGC Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) focuses on training and developing future leaders. ROTC classes and field training exercises provide you with the tools and experience needed to succeed in any competitive environment. The curriculum covers management, ethics, tactics, law, military history and army culture.

    Conversation Partner Program (international languages)

    Paired native and non-native English speakers learn about other cultures and languages in a comfortable format that is fun and educational.

    Digital Humanities Lab

    GGC’s Digital Humanities Lab is a collaboration space in the Kaufman Library, supporting faculty and students who do work in digital humanities. Digital humanities applies computing to humanities.

    The lab helps humanists use cutting-edge tools to push the boundaries of inquiry, teaching, scholarship and resource development. It’s a place for learning, experimentation, exploration and fun.

    Project Examples

    • Websites
    • Digital archives
    • Digital maps
    • Infographics
    • Podcasts
    • Videos
    • Simulations
    • Oral history projects

    DH Lab Services

    • Assist faculty and students brainstorm and create digital projects. 
    • Host workshops and talks for faculty and students. 
    • Assist in learning and skill acquisition. 
    • Offer equipment and tools to be signed out.


    eCore is a USG collaborative program established to make higher education more accessible to Georgia students.

    Education Abroad

    Travel the world and earn college credits at the same time. The Internationalization office is your passport to study abroad opportunities. One of our missions is to increase the number of GGC students participating in education abroad programs across disciplines; and expand student participation in a broad range of other international opportunities, including but not limited to internships, research fellowships and service learning.

    Elite Scholars Program

    The Elite Scholars Program is a leadership development program dedicated to academic excellence, setting career goals and cultivating the talents and abilities of African American male students. It's free to apply, and there's no cost to participate.

    Program Benefits

    • Develop leadership through professional development activities.
    • Gain insight from peer mentors.
    • Establish connections and develop a strong rapport with faculty, staff, community leaders and student leaders.
    • Access tutors, mentors and professional staff dedicated to African American male success.


    • GGC 1000 – First Year Seminar for freshmen participants
    • Common Media Program
    • Elite Scholar Seminar, a 6-week seminar series that includes topics such as financial aid and scholarships, leadership development, student involvement and other relevant topics
    • Community service
    • Participation in the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated Guide Right Mentoring Program
    • Tutoring/study sessions
    • Social and cultural outings
    Elite Scholars Program Application (Word doc, read only)

    Monitor your Claw Mail to learn if you've been accepted into the program, and to learn your next steps. Also, consider referring other interested students to apply.

    The Elite Scholars Program is part of the University System of Georgia’s African-American Male Initiative (AAMI), a nationally recognized statewide network.

    Email @email for more information.

    Support the Elite Scholars Program

    Partnering with the Elite Scholars Program is vital to the success of program participants. Here's how you can help.

    • Become a mentor.
    • Provide volunteer, internship or career opportunities to Elite Scholars.
    • Provide a financial gift to support program activities. Contact Advancement to learn more.

    Freshman Learning Communities

    Freshman Learning Communities provide themed options that enhance the freshman experience and support your success at GGC.

    GGC Reads, Campus Reading Program

    Connect with your Grizzly community through GGC Reads, the campus-wide common reading program.

    A new book launches the program during the academic year and each text is carefully selected by the GGC Reads Committee. Throughout the academic year, you'll engage and share ideas with other participants, through course assignments, programs, events, activities and speakers.

    Honors Program

    GGC offers qualified students admission into the GGC Honors Program. This program offers you an integrated educational experience through enhanced opportunities in scholarship, leadership, service and creativity.

    Honor Societies

    GGC's honor societies offer recognition of your academic excellence and resources toward your continued success.

    International Learning

    GGC dedicates a week to an array of campus-wide events to celebrate and promote intercultural learning.

    Internationalized Courses

    Internationalized courses (i-courses) contain a wealth of international content, which provides broader global awareness and perspective.


    Gain relevant, real-world experience and academic credit by exploring academic internships.


    Available to students and faculty, Mathematica provides a single, integrated system for usage in many different areas, including mathematical calculations and visualization, working with all types of data, image processing, instant creation of interactive models and more. Create a Wolfram account using your GGC Claw Mail, then log in to download the software.

    Peer Mentoring (Grizzly Mentor Collective)

    The Grizzly Mentor Collective connects new students virtually with peer mentors to help navigate college’s challenges and opportunities on their way to success.

    Microsoft Office

    Students may install Microsoft Office on up to five personal devices (PCs, macs, tablets and smartphones).

    Student Handbook

    Information on GGC’s academic policies, standards and procedures is contained in the latest edition of the Student Handbook (PDF).

    Student-led Study Sessions (PSI)

    The Peer Supplemental Instruction (PSI) program provides both support for students in freshmen courses and leadership opportunities for junior and seniors.

    Student Success Advising Center

    The Student Success Advising Center offers mentoring and advising support for students enrolled in Student Success classes, including English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English, reading and math.

    Advising for Student Success students promotes the personal success and academic achievement of students through quality educational advisement, academic planning and targeted skills development. Advising provides students with information regarding testing, course placement, curricular choices, programs of study and graduation requirements. Advising also clarifies academic policies and guidelines required by the Board of Regents and by Georgia Gwinnett College and connects students with appropriate campus resources and services.

    Testing Services

    Testing Services provides access to tests that many students must take to get to the next level of their education – from placement testing to CLEP tests.

    Tutoring and Workshops

    Even the best-prepared student hits bumps along the road to success. The Academic Enhancement Center helps you get over those bumps with academic tutoring in a variety of subjects and workshops in things like study skills, time management and grammar. Our services are free and open to students at all levels.

    Women of Worth (W.O.W.) Women’s Empowerment Program

    The Women of Worth (W.O.W.) women’s empowerment program uplifts and empowers students of color through mentoring and learning relationships, and personal and professional growth opportunities in a supportive and inclusive environment.

    Program Benefits

    W.O.W monthly meetings and events focus on the life skills needed to be successful.

    • Increase academic and career success through activities that develop visioning and goal setting, academic success skills, self- advocacy and career exploration. 
    • Network and participate in academic and co-curricular leadership opportunities with campus and community leaders.
    • Engage and discuss needs to improve school/work/life balance, practice self-care, problem solve and celebrate one another in a safe and nurturing environment.
    • Achieve financial skills through featured-event guest speakers and interactive workshops on topics about student loan debt, budgeting, investing, building credit and more.

    Email @email to learn more about W.O.W.

    Visit Student Services for additional resources for your success.