Grossmont College is part of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, which offers associate degrees and certificate programs to prepare students for four-year institutions, or careers, as well as enhance their career skills.
The college has five distinct divisions: Business and Professional Studies; Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Exercise Science & Wellness; Humanities & Social/Behavioral Sciences; Communication & Fine Arts; and Learning & Technology Resources.
In addition, Grossmont offers online classes for students interested in a flexible learning environment. All instruction is via the Internet, eliminating the need for students to step foot onto campus.
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Grossmont is open to all students interested in furthering their education who have graduated with a diploma from a secondary school or equivalent, or who are transfer students.
There are four basic steps for admission:
- Submit an application for admission (which is available online)
- Send official transcripts from all prior colleges
- Take a math and English assessment
- Attend an orientation and advisement workshop
Grossmont provides a variety of financial assistance, including state, federal, and institutional aid. Students may be eligible for grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships. The school provides several resources for students seeking financial aid, including a detailed website with downloadable forms, complete descriptions of all financial aid available, as well as detailed instructions on how to fill out the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid, as well as what materials to gather prior to filling out the application.
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Grossmont’s campus provides a variety of student activities to encourage involvement and a sense of community. The options include on-campus theatrical performances, several college athletic teams, many clubs and organizations, dance concerts, a speech and debate team, an art gallery, literary events, and KGFN, the campus radio station managed and operated by students and staff.
In addition, the school offers many services to its students, including career services, health services, a child development center for both family of staff and students, student employment services, disability services, and a library open nearly six days a week with many resources such as periodicals, eBooks, and tutorials.
The child development center is unique because it is a training facility for the California Department of Education Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
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The Grossmont Griffins are part of the Pacific Coast Conference and the California Community College Athletic Association. The college offers many athletic programs for men and women. For men, the sports are baseball, basketball, water polo, swim and dive, football, tennis, and volleyball. Women’s sports include tennis, badminton, basketball, cross country, water polo, volleyball, swim and dive, softball, and soccer. Many of Grossmont’s student athletes move on to play sports at four-year colleges and universities.
The Griffins also have a dedicated cheerleading squad who cheer for the college’s football team, as well as the men’s and women’s basketball team.
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