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Welcome to Great Basin College!

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Great Basin College enriches people's lives by providing student-oriented, post-secondary education to rural Nevada!

As you prepare for your future, we welcome you to meet with our faculty and staff to discuss your own educational goals and how GBC can assist you in reaching your goals!

The main campus in Elko, Nevada is a comprehensive residential college. Branch campuses are located in Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump, and Winnemucca. There are satellite facilities in over a dozen communities across northern Nevada.

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Your Degree, Your Way!

Great Basin College is a pioneer in distance education as well as online education delivery, now offering 30 certificate and degree programs that are available completely online.

Courses are taught in traditional classroom settings, through distance delivery using high-tech interactive video technology and web-based learning platforms.

There are over 3800 students attending GBC, the vast majority of which would recommend GBC to a friend or relative. Since its founding in 1967, the college has awarded more than 5500 degrees and certificates. This past year, 432 certificates and degrees were awarded as well as scores of Recognitions of Achievement.






Bachelor Degrees

GBC Bachelor Degree.

Bachelor Degrees including Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) are typically four-year programs preparing graduates for professional positions and graduate study.

Associate Degrees

GBC Associate Degree.

Associate Degrees including Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) are typically two-year programs preparing the graduate for transferring to a four-year program of study. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is typically a two-year program preparing the graduate for an entry-level position or employment upgrade in a career or technical field.

Certificates of Achievement

GBC Certificates of Achievement.

A one-year Certificate of Achievement Program is typically an abbreviated form of a corresponding two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The shorter Certificate Program prepares students for specific job skills quickly.













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Inner Strength: Portraits of Basque Immigrant Women

The Great Basin College Library will host this photo collection compiled by Peter Oberlindacher Jan. 22- Feb. 28. The 41 black-and-white environmental portraits are accompanied by excerpts of the women’s life stories, collected by Basque scholar Begona Pecharroman.


GBC Theatre
Feb. 15: The Florida Project
Feb. 16: Marshall with culinary sponsor Garibaldis Mexican Restaurant
Feb. 17: The Human Story with culinary sponsor Odehs, Coffee Roasters
Western Folklife Center
Feb. 23: Live and Animated Shorts
Feb. 24: Documentary Shorts

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Important Dates

Important Dates.

Jan. 22-May 18 Spring Term 2018

Jan. 22-Mar. 17 Spring Mini-Session #1

Mar. 2 GBC Department Chair's Meeting Friday, March 2, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Battle Mountain: BM 3; Elko: HTC 123; Ely: GBC 118; Pahrump: PVC 124; Winnemucca: GBC 123

Mar. 19-May 19 Spring Mini-Session #2

Mar. 20 Grades Due - Spring Mini Session #1

Mar. 22 LAST DAY TO DROP FOR 100% REFUND - SPRING MINI-SESSION #2 Must drop class(es) by midnight 3/22/2018 for 100% refund. For short term classes, consult the Controller's office in Berg Hall or call (775)753-2110.

Mar. 23 Last Day to Enroll for Spring Mini-Session #2

Mar. 25 LAST DAY TO DROP FOR 50% REFUND - SPRING MINI-SESSION #2 Must drop class(es) by midnight 3/25/2018 for 100% refund.

Mar. 26-31 Spring Recess

Apr. 2-June 12 Summer Term Registration Open

Apr. 5 Official Course Drop Deadline - Spring Term Must drop class(es) by midnight 4/5/2018 to receive a "W" rather than an "F"

Apr. 6 GBC Department Chair's Meeting Friday, April 6, 2018 8:30am - 9:30 am
Battle Mountain: BM 3; Elko: HTC 123; Ely: GBC 118; Pahrump: PVC 124; Winnemucca: GBC 123

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Spring 2018 Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar.


Title IX Addressing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, is now available online. Enrolled students will receive an email for training. The course is free.

Students should meet with their advisor about programs, classes, and schedules. Advisement is available through the Admission Advising and Career Center. Call 775.753.2180.

Financial Aid Workshops
The workshops dates contact your local campus or center for an update.

  • January 1: New Years Holiday
  • January 2: CTE Instruction Begins
  • January 11: Faculty Return
  • January 15: First Housing Payment
  • January 15: Martin Luther King Day

Pay in full or choose a monthly installment payment to
ensure your enrollment. Enroll in the Payment Plan today

  • January 16: Fees Payable. All fees must be received by the Controller’s Office no later than 5 p.m. After this date, fees for walk-in and online registration are due and payable at the time of registration. Late fees will be assessed and bills are not mailed.
  • January 16: Authorizations Due. Agency/Employer Tuition Payment, full- and part-time Grant- in-Aid, and other third party authorizations, etc., must be received by the Controller’s Office by 5 p.m.
  • January 16: FIRST Regular Payment Plan
  • January 16-19: Faculty In-service Days
  • January 20: Extended Hours (Elko Only) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For your convenience the following departments have extended their service hours: Admission and Records, Controller’s Office, Financial Aid, and the Bookstore (
  • January 22: Instruction Begins
  • January 22: ABE/ESL Registration and Instruction Begins
  • January 22: Spring Scholarship Re-awards
  • January 28: Enroll in all classes to be considered for Financial Aid

The Student Financial Services (SFS) office can only pay for courses enrolled in by January 28. If you enroll in course work after that date, SFS cannot pay for your courses.


  • February 4: Refund Deadline (50%) *[MUST DROP CLASS(ES) BY MIDNIGHT 9/10/17 FOR 50% REFUND]
  • February 15: Second Housing Payment
  • February 15: Regular Payment Plan Sign Up Deadline [For students taking three or more credits]
  • February 16: SECOND Regular Payment Plan
  • February 19: Presidents’ Holiday


  • March 9: Scholarship Deadline for 2018/2019
  • March 9: Disclosure Opt Out Deadline
  • March 10: FIRST LATE START Payment Plan
  • March 15: Graduation Application Deadline
  • March 15: Third Housing Payment
  • March 16: THIRD Regular Payment Plan
  • March 26-31: Spring Recess


  • April 5: Official Course Drop Deadline [MUST DROP CLASS(ES) BY MIDNIGHT 4/5/18 TO RECEIVE A "W" RATHER THAN A "F"]
  • April 5: Excess Credit Fee Appeal Deadline
  • April 5: Audit/Credit Change Deadline
  • April 9: Late Start Payment Plan Sign Up Deadline. If you are enrolled in classes that all begin after March 1 you qualify to enroll in the Late Start Payment Plan. See schedule for dates. Please contact the Controller’s Office for eligibility review and enrollment at 775.753.2243. [For students taking three or more credits]
  • April 10: SECOND LATE START Payment Plan
  • April 15: Fourth Housing Payment
  • April 16: FOURTH Regular Payment Plan


  • May 10: Instruction Ends
  • May 11: THIRD LATE START Payment Plan
  • May 14-18: Final Exam Week
  • May 18: ABE/ESL Centers close
  • May 19: Spring Graduation
  • May 22: Grades Due
  • May 25: CTE Instruction Ends
  • May 28: Memorial Day Holiday

Note: Financial Aid cannot pay for the following: The admission application, the late fees,
and the graduation fees.

*Dates pertain to regular semester academic courses only.

Download an Academic Calendar in Adobe PDF format.