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SUNY GCC - Genesee Community College

Forty percent of GCC’s student population is “nontraditional,” meaning over the age of 25, and are usually juggling many other responsibilities such as full- or part-time jobs, child or elder care, car payments, or down-sizing.

Whether you are entering college for the first time, returning after a number of years, thinking about a career change, or returning from military duty, GCC will help you discover your potential.

Adult Student Checklist


There are three ways to apply.

  1. Online through the Admissions website
  2. Admissions Office at Batavia Campus (Room C200) or any campus center.
  3. Mail your completed application to:
    Genesee Community College
    Admissions Office
    One College Road
    Batavia, NY 14020

Financial Aid

You have the option of filling out a FAFSA form, which will determine if you are eligible for any federal aid. There will be a link on this website for New York State TAP to apply for state aid. If you have any additional questions, please visit the Financial Aid Office, Room C231 of the Batavia Campus, or call (585) 345–6900.


Proof of high school graduation or equivalency is needed for acceptance. Please send the following (if applicable) to the Admissions Office:

  • Official high school transcript
  • If you have Advanced Placement (AP), you need to request the scores to be sent to us from College Board
  • A copy of your GED
  • Official transcripts from any college that you have attended


Proof of adequate immunization against measles, mumps and rubella is required of anyone born after 1956, who is enrolling for six or more credit hours. Students who do not provide such proof may be dropped from registered classes in accordance with New York State health law.

All students registering for six or more credit hours must complete and return a meningitis response form. It is not necessary to have the meningitis vaccine.

Those who fail to comply with these New York State laws will be prohibited from attending classes.

The Health Office phone number is (585) 345–6835 and the fax number is (585) 345–6810.


If you have not taken the ACT test, you must take Genesee Community College’s Compass placement test, which is free of charge. The placement test can be taken at the Batavia Campus or any campus center. If you have taken the ACT and your scores are lower than 19 for English/Writing, 18 for Reading and 18 for Math, we strongly encourage you to take the Compass test. Please contact GCC’s Testing Center at (585) 343–0055, ext. 6354 or campus center for testing center hours. Please be aware that you will need to have a photo ID with you as well as your Social Security number.

Advisement/Register for Classes

All accepted new students will attend a New Student Registration Session at the Batavia Campus or make an appointment at a campus center to register for classes. A letter will be mailed to students containing information about signing up to attend a session. Readmit and transfer students may make an appointment with the Advisement Center at (585) 345–6805 or any campus center.

Certificate of Residence

To qualify for New York State resident tuition, you must submit to the Business Office a certificate of residence each academic year. Application forms are available in the Business Office or at your county treasurer’s office. Certificate of Residency must be completed no sooner than 60 days before the start of the semester and no later than the 3rd week of your first semester of classes. After that date, you will be charged double tuition fees.

Tuition Payment

Tuition payment for the fall semester is due the first week in August. Tuition payment for spring is due the first week in January. Genesee Community College also offers a tuition payment plan. You may enroll online via your GCC myGCC account. If you have any questions regarding your tuition bill, you may contact the Business Office at (585) 345–6590. Genesee Community College has the right to cancel your class registration if payment or arrangements have not been made prior to the due date. Once your classes are dropped, you will be able to reregister for open classes after payment arrangements have been made.


Textbooks may be ordered and paid via mail, ordered by phone with a Visa or MasterCard, through the campus center, or purchased at the bookstore at the Batavia Campus. The regular hours for the Batavia bookstore are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

The phone number for the bookstore is (585) 343–0055, ext. 6878. The fax number is (585) 344–3515.

Special Accommodations

If you have a disability and would like special accommodations, please contact the Center for Academic Progress (CAP) at (585) 343–0055, ext. 6351 for assistance. More information regarding accommodations can be found here.

Student ID

Your student photo identification card is free of charge and available at the Student Activities Office (Batavia Campus) or at any campus center. ID cards are necessary for general identification, student activity events, to take exams in the Testing Center, to check out books or equipment in the library, and to use College campus computer labs.

Parking Sticker

It is highly recommended that any student taking classes at the Batavia Campus obtain a parking sticker, free of charge, at the Campus Safety Office. There is designated parking for students with disabilities and students driving motorcycles. Students with disabilities must obtain a New York disabled person parking permit from their town clerk’s office. Illegally parked cars may be ticketed by Genesee County law enforcement officers and towed away at the owner’s expense.

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Starting Your Career

Career Counseling is an essential and ongoing element of career planning. Our mission is to provide assistance in learning the necessary planning, professional development, and job search skills in order to be successful in the decision-making process. The Career Services Office assists both students and non-students who are seeking employment, exploring different careers, or planning their educational path.

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Adult Education Opportunity Program

The purpose of AEOC is to provide free support to aid participants in our community in applying to, funding, and enrolling in further education. AEOC is here to help you achieve all of your educational and career goals and dreams!