Glendale Community College

Scholars Program


 
 


The Glendale Community College Scholars Program has been created to serve the needs of academically accomplished students, offering them opportunities for more intensive study.  The Scholars Program is based on a six-course core curriculum that participants take together. The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking and in-depth analysis of issues.  Students who successfully complete the Scholars Program gain priority consideration (or other privileges) at each of the following universities:  UCLA College of Letters and Science; UC Irvine; UC Riverside; UC San Diego; CSU Fullerton (Business Major); CSU Long Beach; CalPoly Pomona; Chapman University; San Jose State (Engineering); La Sierra University; Loyola Marymount University; Mills College; Occidental College; Azuza Pacific University; Pitzer College; Pomona College; Whitman College; and San Diego State University. In addition, campuses nationwide recognize GCC’s Scholars Program as a competitive edge on your transfer application.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:


Who is eligible for the program?

High School Seniors who will be graduating in Spring can apply to the program between April and May of each year.  The minimum eligibility requirements are:  3.25 unweighted GPA; successful completion of college preparatory coursework.  All applicants must take the Glendale College Assessment Exams in Math and English, and place in English 101.  

Current Glendale College Students who have at least 3 semesters remaining before transfer, have maintained a 3.0 GPA; have placed into English 101.

How can I apply to the Scholars Program?

Online applications will be available each semester.  The application period for Spring admission is November 1- December 5th.  The application period for Fall admission is April 1-May 1st.

When are the application deadlines?

For Spring admission:  December 5

For Fall admission:  May 1

Can Current Glendale College students apply?

Yes, current Glendale College students are encouraged to apply if they meet the requirements listed above.

I’m a returning student, is this program right for me?  What if my high school transcripts are not current.

Yes, in fact, The Scholars Program has a growing number of returning students each year.  If you have no college course history, please provide your high school transcripts anyway (although your application will be evaluated holistically).  Otherwise, college transcripts will suffice.  If neither are available, complete 1 semester at Glendale College, and apply for Spring Admission.

When will I be notified of my admission?

Please allow 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed.  Due to the large volume of calls, we will not be able to respond to everyone’s application inquiry.  It is your responsibility to make sure you have turned in the appropriate application materials by the admissions deadline.

What supporting documents will I need to provide with my application?

1.  Official High School transcripts

  1. 2. Official College transcripts (if                         applicable ).

  2. 3.Letter of recommendation: Please ask your instructor or counselor to provide a letter of recommendation that speaks to your academic accomplishments and potential.  Returning students may choose to provide a letter of recommendation from an employer.

  3. 4.Sample Essay:  Each spring, there will be a prompt posted on our application website.  You must write a 1,000 word essay responding to the prompt.  Current Glendale College students may provide their English 101 research paper in lieu of the sample essay.

  4. 5.Copy of your placement exams scores:  Without a copy of your placement exams, your application will be considered incomplete.

Where should I turn in my supporting documents?

DO NOT TURN IN YOUR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS IN PERSON, OR SLIDE THEM UNDER THE SCHOLARS PROGRAM DOOR.

Supporting documents must be postmarked by the admissions deadline.  Please mail your supporting documents to:


Scholars Program

Glendale Community College

1500 N. Verdugo Rd.

Glendale, CA 91208


You may also turn in your documents to Instructional Services, located on the first floor of the administration building at Glendale College.

Our Mission

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Supporting Document Summary

PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THE SCHOLARS PROGRAM, YOU MUST SUBMIT THE GLENDALE COLLEGE APPLICATION, AND TAKE THE ENGLISH AND MATH PLACEMENT EXAMS.  IN ADDITION TO YOUR NEW GLENDALE STUDENT ID NUMBER, YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING:

Official Transcripts
Letter of Recommendation from an Instructor or Counselor
Copy of GCC Math and English Placement Test Scores
Sample Essay

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