Navigating a new place can be challenging, and we're here to help you succeed. Use this searchable guide of common terms and acronyms to better understand GGC's environment and culture.
A student’s primary field of study. The major is usually the field of a student’s intended career.
A mentor is a student success advisor or faculty member who guides and advises students in matters such as deciding on a major, developing a degree plan, selecting courses and preparing for a career. Each student is assigned a mentor. Students must meet with their mentor each semester for advising before the mentor hold will be lifted for registration.
Multi-Factor Authentication. MFA is the login process for GGC applications wherein credentials are verified through a second means of contact, like a phone call or text message. Contact GGC’s Helpdesk if you have any issues or questions with MFA logins.
A student’s secondary field of study. Fewer classes are required for a minor than for a major (usually 15-18 credits). Students are not required to have a minor.
Master Promissory Note. This is an agreement with the federal Department of Education where a student/parent promises to repay accepted loans at the agreed-upon interest rate. It must be completed by the student and/or parent if either party wants the loans to be issued.
Your Web portal to secure information at GGC. This is a different portal from MyCourses, D2L and Banner.