Welcome to
Glen Oaks Community College

Welcome to
Glen Oaks Community College

Glen Oaks is excited to announce it’s involvement in the Futures for Frontliners and Michigan Reconnect programs! Please see our Futures for Frontliners/Michigan Reconnect page for more information.

So you are considering being a student at Glen Oaks Community College? Or maybe you have already decided Glen Oaks is for you?

Whatever your interest or point of view, we have the information that will help you navigate through the process.

Glen Oaks Community College is committed to the philosophy that an education is not only a privilege but also a right. Each and every person is entitled to the opportunity to develop his or her greatest potential. As a result the college serves a diverse student body of varying ages, interests, backgrounds, abilities and potential. Getting started is not difficult at GOCC, and we are happy to assist you in the admissions process.

Campus Visit

Front Entrance to Glen Oaks main building

A campus tour is the best way to see if Glen Oaks Community College is the right fit for you. While on campus, you can visit with an Admissions representative about programs and degrees, meet current students, and take an individualized, guided tour of campus. The Admissions Department is available to answer your questions and to provide you with information to help you achieve your educational and career goals.

Tours are available by appointment Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (summer hours vary). Campus visits last approximately one hour. Call 888-994-7818, ext. 253, to schedule an appointment for a campus tour.

You can also see our campus via our Viking View web page.

Getting Started

Submit an Application for Admission online.

Applying online is easy and free. It’s helpful to know your Social Security Number for purposes of financial aid. If you’d rather not provide it online, please download the printable PDF paper application on our site and submit it via fax, email, mail, or in person.

Begin by heading to FAFSA.gov to submit this free application. The sooner you submit your FAFSA the more likely your funding will be available to you! School Code: 002263

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office at 269-294-4260.

Find more details on the New Students Orientation page.

Here are a few ways we can determine your placement in college courses:

  1. Submit SAT/ACT scores (contact us to learn how to send a PDF for free)
  2. Submit your official high school transcript*, which can be evaluated for course placement.
  3. Take online assessment for English and online assessment (ALEKS) for math. Completed during the online Orientation step.

*unofficial transcripts can be used for evaluation purposes

Official transcripts from high school (graduates within 10 years), Adult Education, GED, and College MUST be mailed from the school/organization directly or sent electronically through Parchment/Docufide services. High school transcripts are not official until after your graduation date and that date must be published on the transcript.

New Student Orientation is a required step to getting registered for classes. Currently we have an online option. Head to the New Student Orientation page for more information. You will not be connected with an Academic Advisor to choose classes until this is completed.

COLLEGE GUEST STUDENTS: This is not a necessary step, contact Admissions for further instructions.

Two and Four Bedroom suites are available for registered students.

Questions? Contact the Housing Office at 269-294-4224 or via their Contact Form.

New students are not able to do an orientation or register within three days before the start of a semester.

*If you have any questions or need any assistance throughout the admissions or enrollment process, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office at 269-294-4253, 888-994-7818, ext. 253, or via our Contact Form.

We encourage you to become familiar with the entrance requirements in regards to your student status:

Admission of College Guest Students

Student sitting on Concourse with study materials in his lap.

Students attending another college or university, who wish to study at Glen Oaks Community College as a guest student, must submit either a Glen Oaks admissions application or a completed Michigan Uniform Undergraduate Guest Application. A guest application is valid for only one semester.

Admission of DE, CTE, & EMC Students

Dual Enrollment

Also known as the Post-secondary Options Act, gives high school students in public schools or state-approved non-public schools the opportunity to enroll in college courses while attending high school. When all criteria identified by the state are met, the student’s college tuition, applicable fees, and textbook costs may be paid by the school district.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

These courses that have been evaluated and approved for GOCC credit by GOCC. Students must submit a Certificate of Competency from the ISD to the Records and registration Office at GOCC.

The programs included typically are centered around trades or healthcare programs. (i.e. Welding, Automotive, Medical Occupations)

Early/Middle College

The St. Joseph County Early/Middle College (EMC) Program provides high school students a rigorous opportunity to receive a high school diploma in addition to one of the following: an occupational certificate, an associate degree, or up to two years of credit toward a bachelor’s degree. Students enrolled in EMC attend an additional year (13th grade) to complete both high school and college program requirements.

Please find applications for these programs on the High School Options page.

Admission of High School Guest Students

17 years of age or younger
If a student is 17 years of age or younger and is interested in taking courses at Glen Oaks, the student must:

  • Complete the Early College Admissions Guest Application.
  • Take the Course Placement Evaluation.
  • Meet with a Glen Oaks Counselor or Advisor who will:
    1. Review the results of the Course Placement Evaluation.
    2. Determine whether course prerequisite requirements are met.
    3. Evaluate the approximate maturity level of the student.

15 years of age or younger
Students 15 years of age or younger will need to obtain permission to enter classes from the appropriate Glen Oaks faculty.


NOTE: Students enrolling in courses designed specifically for young people or non-credit continuing education courses or those electing to audit a credit class will not be required to submit the guest application.

Glen Oaks Community College reserves the right to deny a student admission to a class based on their maturity level and/or the student’s Placement Evaluation scores.

Admission of International Students

Due to COVID-19 pandemic and changing regulations, please contact the International Student Advisor immediately if you are interested in attending Glen Oaks. See the Study in the States website for additional COVID-19 Guidance.

International students attending another college or university who wish to study at Glen Oaks Community College as guest students must do all of the following:

  1. Submit the International Student Application.
  2. Submit either a Glen Oaks Application PDF icon for Admissions or a completed Michigan Uniform Undergraduate Guest Application. The Guest Application is available at Glen Oaks or the college/university last attended by the applicant.

    Note: A Guest Application is valid only for one semester.

  3. Be evaluated to determine skill levels in writing, reading, and mathematics.
  4. Meet with the International Student Advisor to address any immigration issues and for approval. (Admission to Glen Oaks is subject to compliance with the U.S. Immigration Department.)
  5. Meet with the International Student Advisor for academic advisement.
  6. Enroll in the courses recommended by the International Student Advisor.


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Admission of New Students

Admission to Glen Oaks does not necessarily guarantee admittance to a specific course or program of study. A person desiring admission to Glen Oaks Community College must submit a completed application to the Admissions Office.

A minor student under the age of 18 who has provided evidence they have completed the required coursework to obtain a graduation diploma or GED, may be admitted as a new student. It is essential to have a signed consent by a parent or guardian; each applicant will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

An official high school transcript or GED score report should be mailed directly from the high school or GED-granting institution to the Admissions Office. Transcripts are used for academic advising, course placement, and acceptance into specific programs. The request for a high school transcript applies only to students who have graduated within the last 10 years unless, unless special circumstances require a transcript on file.

Accepted students are expected to meet with a college advisor to plan their academic program. New students may need to participate in the Course Placement Evaluation prior to meeting with an advisor. Placement testing may be waived if the student provides qualifying ACT or SAT scores or has earned a prior degree.

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students. Orientation is available on campus prior to the start of each term. Students must complete orientation prior to registering for classes.

Admission of Former Students

Male and female students on the Concourse discussing a class

Former students should see a counselor or an academic advisor before they register, so they can be apprised of any changes in degree or certificate requirements. The Registrar should also be notified of any address or name changes.

Admission of Senior Citizen Students

Senior Citizen Tuition Policy

(revised 06/08/11)

With respect to credit-bearing academic courses and programs:

Enrolled students are assessed tuition on a per semester contact hour basis based on residency and property ownership: Resident, in-district; Service area; Out-of-district, Out-of-service area, and International. In addition Glen Oaks Community College provides for a specific Senior Citizen tuition benefit. This benefit provides residents of St. Joseph County who are 65 years of age or older at the time of registration a discounted contact hour tuition of fifty (50) percent for a maximum of eighteen (18) credit hours per year. Beyond the eighteen (18) credit hours per year, regular tuition rates apply. This benefit is subject to the following conditions:

The minimum class size (which determines whether a given course has sufficient enrollment to be offered) must be attained without considering the senior citizen enrollment.
Senior citizens must meet regular course entry requirements.

Maximum class size shall not be exceeded by the enrollment of senior citizens.

Senior citizens must pay all regular fees, including registration, course, laboratory, technology, and general fees.

The Senior Citizen tuition waiver may not be used for tuition costs for limited and competitive enrollment academic programs, including Nursing and Allied Health.

Senior citizens already registered in academic courses or programs may continue to receive full tuition waiver for two years, although not for tuition costs for limited and competitive enrollment academic programs, including Nursing and Allied Health.


With respect to non-credit courses and programs:

The senior citizen tuition policy and benefit does not apply to continuing education, customized business training, or other courses, seminars, and workshops that may be offered at the college.

Admission of Transfer Students

A student who has attended another college or university must apply for admission by completing the Glen Oaks Community College admission application.

Transfer students must submit an official high school transcript (or GED score report) and official college transcripts from each college previously attended. These transcripts must be mailed directly from the high school/college(s) to the Admissions / Registration Office.

Participation in the Course Placement Evaluation is expected, unless other conditions are met.

A minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours of credit must be earned at Glen Oaks if a degree or certificate is to be granted.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition (Effective Fall 2022)

In-District (St. Joseph County) Residents: $130/contact hour.

Service Area Residents: $161/contact hour. Service Area residents include: Cass County Residents in the Three Rivers, Constantine or White Pigeon School Districts, Branch County, as well as LaGrange, Elkhart, St. Joseph, and Steuben Counties of Indiana.

State-of-Michigan Residents (Residents who are in state but outside of the service area): $196/contact hour.

Out-of-State Residents: $232/contact hour.

International Students: $280/contact hour.


*Note: This cost does not include laboratory and course fees. Tuition charges are subject to change without notice upon action of the Board of Trustees.


General Fee $25.00 per contact hour
Student Activities Fee $5.00 per contact hour
Course Fee Course fees vary and apply to courses requiring special supplies, equipment or travel. See class schedule to find out if a course fee applies to your selection.
Technology Fee $9.00 per contact hour


*Note: A contact hour is equivalent to the time the instructor spends in the classroom.

To Determine Your Tuition and Fees:

Hours of Operation

Note: On college break days and in-service days, Student Services
is open from 8:15a.m. – 4:00p.m.

Regular Hours

Monday: 8:15am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 8:15am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:15am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:15am – 4:00pm
Friday: 8:15am – 4:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Summer Hours

Monday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Contact the Admissions Department

Claudia Pahls
Claudia Pahls
Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Sarah Kohler
Sarah Kohler
Admissions Director
Danielle Easterday
Danielle Easterday
Admissions Representative
Clarice Green
Clarice Green
Executive Assistant to the Director of Admissions
Barbara Murk
Barbara Murk
Early Middle College Assistant
Anita Schlabach
Anita Lopez-Schlabach
Early Middle College Program Director