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Admissions and Records
Great Basin College
Phone: 775.327.2059

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Admission Requirements

Admission Classification and Requirements

Any person meeting one of the following criteria may be granted admission to GBC:

Admission of Regular Students

  1. Graduate of a high school that is accredited by a regional accrediting association as defined by the U.S. Department of Education or approved by a state board of education or other appropriate state educational agency.
  2. Recipient of a high school certificate or equivalency (GED).
  3. 18 years of age or older.
  4. Transfer student in good standing from another college or university.

Admission to GBC does not mean a student would have unrestricted entry to any course or program. Some courses and programs may have additional admission requirements. Students who need basic skills instruction may be required to enroll in developmental coursework prior to enrolling in some GBC courses.

Students may be required to take a placement test prior to registering to determine the appropriate courses for enrollment.

Admission of Students Under 18 Years of Age

  1. Any applicant under the age of 18, but older than 16, that doesn’t meet one of the above listed requirements can apply and complete our high school enrollment packet in conjunction with their high school guidance counselor (or parent, if homeschooled).
  2. Any high school students, age 15, can apply and complete the GBC high school enrollment packet in conjunction with their high school guidance counselor (or parent, if homeschooled) to be considered for admission at GBC. Applicants seeking to enroll at the age of 15 years will need to meet with a GBC representative for an interview to gauge their college readiness as well as complete placement testing to assure they are academically prepared for college level coursework.
  3. Applicants under the age of 15 years old, that have not graduated from high school or have not received a high school certificate of equivalency (GED) will not be admitted.

Admission of Students Without a High School Diploma or GED

Any person without a high school diploma or GED will be admitted as a non-degree seeking student. In order to be reclassified as a degree seeking student and declare a major, the applicant will have to meet one of the following requirements:

  • Obtain minimum placement test scores for entry in ENG 101 or higher, and MATH 96 or higher;
  • Successfully complete six college credits in any general education course with a grade of C- or higher

Inquiries regarding admission should be directed to any campus/center office or the Admissions and Records Office at 775.327.2059.

For More Information Contact

Admissions and Records
Great Basin College
Phone: 775.327.2059

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Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College, "The Gold Standard in the Silver State", offers associate and baccalaureate level education in academic, career and technical fields. Welcoming over 4,000 students annually from all corners of the country, both online and at our various campuses and centers, GBC's presence extends across two time zones and spans more than 86,000 square miles throughout Nevada. A leader in rural higher education, GBC takes pride in developing students who are well-prepared to meet the demands of industry and who contribute to the success and prosperity of the local economy.

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