Founded in 1927, Glendale Community College (GCC) is a public community college in southern California, with a reputation for delivering high-quality education to students from all over the world.
The college is in Glendale, Los Angeles County, offering students a mixture of urban and suburban living, surrounded by rolling hills and overlooking the city. It is a short car journey from downtown Los Angeles (about 15 kilometers), and around 45 minutes drive to the beautiful beaches of southern California. The college is located on a hillside of over 100 acres, with many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, tennis and golf. World-famous Hollywood studios are easily accessible from the Glendale Campus.
GCC is known for offering fully accredited two-year university transfer courses, where students complete the first two years of undergraduate study, before transferring to a competitive four-year university for the remainder of their bachelor's degree. All courses are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and GCC has one of the best transfer rates in the country for entry to both California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC), which collectively offer over 30 different campus locations within the Golden State.
Transfer students may choose either the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees, and completion of either course guarantees admission to one of California's state universities as a junior year student. Students benefit from priority admission to their local CSU or UC campus, or to a program similar to their GCC major.
Glendale has a diverse population of around 14,000 students including a lively community of around 400 international students, representing over 50 countries worldwide. Participation on the GCC International Student Program includes a flexible admission policy, and enrolment offering full support services, as well as academic guidance and immigration advisors.