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COVID-19 Operational FAQs and Resources - Students

Gwinnett Technical College's emergency operation plan is now updated to a full closure of all campuses until further notice. Please continue to visit our website and follow us on social media for the latest updates.


   Students

  1. If you are currently taking ESL, GED or Take Ten+ classes:
    • You received an email asking you to choose your class options for August enrollment. If you did not receive the email, contact AdultEd@GwinnettTech.edu

  2. If you want to enroll in ESL, GED or Take Ten+ classes:
    • We are currently accepting application. Click on the link below to obtain more information.

HSE Classes: https://www.gwinnetttech.edu/hse
ESL Classes: https://www.gwinnetttech.edu/esl
Take Ten+: https://www.gwinnetttech.edu/programs/take-ten-program/

The Sugarloaf Campus GED Testing Center is open. Go to our GED Testing Webpage and on Facebook.

I have general questions about my enrollment. I want to speak to an advisor.

To discuss anything about your current or future enrollment, program advisors are waiting to assist you! Please contact your enrollment advisor as noted below:

If you would like to schedule an appointment for an advisor to contact you by phone, please download the QLess app. We look forward to assisting you!
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Need face-to-face assistance? Select from the department list below to set up an appointment on-campus, or virtually with a staff member.

The Student Recruitment Department is now available to take on-campus walk-in appointments. Perspective students may come on-campus to receive assistance with applications, drop off admissions documents, ask questions, and learn more about the college.

At the Lawrenceville campus, please check-in at the front desk in Building 100. At the Alpharetta North Fulton campus, please check-in at the front desk in Building A. Face coverings are required during your visit. In efforts to serve as many people as possible, visits are limited to 30 minutes.

The Lawrenceville Student Recruitment Department will offer walk-in appointments Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Alpharetta – North Fulton Student Recruitment Department will offer walk-in appointments every Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Assessment CenterTesting (either campus) – Please find info here or email AssessmentOffice@GwinnettTech.edu.
Academic Affairs (either campus) – Please schedule on-campus appointments via email to AcademicAffairs@GwinnettTech.edu.
Library Services (either campus) – Please schedule appointments here.

Lawrenceville Campus:

  1. Download the QLess App here to make an appointment for any one of these departments!
    1. One Stop Enrollment Support for Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar/Records, and Advisement
    2. Disability Services/Special Populations (or call 678-226-6672)
    3. Prospective Students/Recruitment (or call 678-226-6751 or email GtcRecruitment@GwinnettTech.edu)
    4. Veterans Affairs (or email VA@GwinnettTech.edu
    5. WIOA (or call 678-226-6664)
  2. Bursar/CashieringBursar@GwinnettTech.edu 678-226-6700 or 678-226-6275

Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus:

  1. One Stop Enrollment Support ((Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar/Records, Advisement, Disability Services, Veteran’s Affairs, and Prospective Students) – Download the QLess App here to make an appointment or call (470) 282-5400

Reminders about appointments:

  • To maintain the safety of our students and staff, the following guidelines have been set:
    • All visitors must have an appointment.
    • To serve as many as possible, appointments will be limited to 20 minutes max per student. Please come adequately prepared for efficiency of discussion.
    • Face mask or covering is required to enter the building and must be worn during the entire time of the visit.
    • Only one visitor per appointment; no guests will be allowed to accompany a student into the building.
    • Arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to the appointment start time.
    • Check in at the front desk.
    • Visitors must exit the building immediately after the conclusion of the appointment.
  • By attending this appointment:
    • You are freely and voluntarily choosing to participate, being fully aware of the potential risk related to transmission of the COVID-19 virus. You have had questions addressed and are waiving any claim you might have, now or in the future, related to any injury or illness you could potentially sustain due to participation in the appointment.
  • By attending this appointment you certify that:
    • You have not had a fever or any other symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
    • You have not visited a doctor related to symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
    • You have not been tested for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
    • You have not had contact with any person who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
    • You have not had contact with any person who has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting the result of that test in the last 14 days
    • You agree to reassess your answers to the above statements on the day of the appointment prior to entering campus.

 

Student financial aid (Pell/Loans/SEOG/VA/WIOA/Dual Enrollment) will be available for Bookstore purchases:

  • Online July 27, 2020 - August 12, 2020
  • In store July 27, 2020 - August 15, 2020

Instructions for purchasing Bookstore items with financial aid can found here.

If you are enrolled in online or Lawrenceville courses please use gwinnettshop.com.

If you are enrolled in courses on the Alpharetta campus please use gwinnettalpharettashop.com.

During this period, available balances are updated as all offices continue processing. Recently awarded or authorized financial aid may not reflect on your bookstore charge account immediately. Please allow a few hours for the system to update. You may contact the Bursar Office at bursar@GwinnettTech.edu if additional help is needed.

Your list of textbooks can be found under by going to the Quick Links and selecting "My Textbook List". Enter your student ID and your course materials will populate. If you are enrolled at more than one campus you can switch at the top right corner where it says "Change Campus".

To sell your textbooks online, please follow the link for instructions. https://www.bkstr.com/gwinnetttechnicalstore/sell-textbooks

Students needing to return rental books, please follow the instructions here.

Bookstore Hours of Operation
The Gwinnett Tech Bookstore will be available during the times listed below. Please read the following guidelines carefully.

  • Masks and social distancing measures are required to enter the building. The rest of the building is still closed except to authorized persons.
  • If you are experiencing Flu-like symptoms (fever, coughing, sneezing) please DO NOT enter this facility for the safety and well-being of our team members and customers. We are happy to assist you via our website or on the phone.
  • We highly recommend the use of our online ordering system to limit the amount of time you need to spend in the store.

Lawrenceville – gwinnettshop.com or 678-226-6276

Enter through the back of building 100, turn left and go through Cafeteria doors
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

Alpharetta – gwinnettalpharettashop.com or 470-282-5410

Go through main entrance, past police office, to bookstore
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday CLOSED

EXTENDED PAYMENT DEADLINE – FALL 2020
The Fall 2020 Tuition and Fee payment deadline has been extended until Saturday, November 21, 2020. Payment can be made at any time by logging to http://www.gtc-web.org or scheduling an appointment to visit the Bursar office by calling 678-226-6700 or 678-226-6275 or email bursar@GwinnettTech.edu. The Bursar Office at our Lawrenceville location only will be open from 8 a.m. -12 p.m. on November 21. Don’t delay in getting your payment funding in order before spring registration opens November 3! Students who still owe a balance will not be able to register for Spring 2021 until the balance is paid.
Furthermore, all unpaid balances will result in a hold on student records, diploma, transcripts and future registration activity. In addition, accounts with balances after November 21, 2020 may be referred to an outside collection agency.


I owe a balance; how do I pay my bill?
  • Debit/credit card payments can be made online by logging in to gtc-web.org and clicking on the Student Services/Financial Aid tab. Choose "Make a Credit Card Payment" from the menu options and follow the instructions.
  • If you encounter an issue, please call us at 678-226-6700 or 678-226-6275. Email bursar@GwinnettTech.edu.
  • Login and password should be directed to RegistrarOffice@GwinnettTech.edu.

Mail checks and money orders to:

Gwinnett Technical College
Attn: Bursar Office
5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30043


  1. I'm expecting a refund; when will I receive it?
    • o Fall term refunds are scheduled to be processed beginning September 11 and second disbursement loans are scheduled to be processed beginning November 6, 2020. Gwinnett Tech has partnered with BankMobile to deliver your refund. If you have not made a preference on how you would like to receive your refund, please do so at https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/.
    • Failing to make a preference with BankMobile will delay your refund.
    • If you expected a refund prior to September 11 and you did not receive it, you may contact bursar@GwinnettTech.edu or 678-226-6700 and 678-226-6275.

  2. How do I sign up for a Nelnet payment plan to pay for my tuition and fees?
    • Please see the Nelnet Plan document for information and instructions for signing up for a payment plan.
    • Please contact a staff member if you have additional questions about Nelnet. You may reach us at 678-226-6700 and 678-226-6275.

  3. I have a hold on my account, and I don't know why. Who can help me?
    • If you have a Business Office related hold, the Bursar Office can assist you at 678-226-6700 or 678-226-6275 or by email at bursar@GwinnettTech.edu.

July 27 Update:

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Gwinnett Technical College (OPE ID: 02288400) received education stabilization funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act"), Public Law No: 116-136. This Fund Report applies to the student portion received under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund that is designated exclusively for emergency financial aid grants to students.

The college appreciates that Congress and the President have made these critical funds available for eligible students who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. We take receipt of these federal funds seriously and are distributing them in accordance with the CARES Act and implementing guidance

The college is making the below information available for transparency purposes and in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education's ("Department") Electronic Announcement of May 6, 2020.1 For questions or concerns regarding this Fund Report, please contact Andra Peterson, Director of Financial Aid, at apeterson@gwinnetttech.edu.

  1. The college signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The college has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The total amount of funds that the college will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the college’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $2,668,288.
  3. The total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is:
    Fund Report as of:
    8/31/2020 1,988,500
    7/27/2020 1,965,250
    6/29/2020 1,953,250
  4. The estimated total number of students at the college eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is:
    Fund Report as of:
    8/31/2020 3,892
    7/27/2020 3,880
    6/29/2020 3,857
  5. The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is:
    Fund Report as of:
    8/31/2020 3,892
    7/27/2020 3,880
    6/29/2020 3,857
  6. The methods used by the college to determine which students receive emergency financial aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act are provided at Attachment A.
  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the college to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants are provided at Attachment B.

1See: https://ifap.ed.gov/electronic-announcements/050620HigherEdEmergencyReliefFundRptg


May 12 Update:

Gwinnett Technical College signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for the HEERF Cares Act Funds. The College intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The Department of Education has recently released some updated guidance about CARES Act funding. These funds released to the College will be disbursed to those students who meet the following federal eligibility criteria:

  • Student must have a completed a 19-20 FAFSA, with no outstanding items, and determined to be Title IV eligible.
  • Student must have been enrolled, in at least one credit hour, in a Title IV eligible program, Spring semester, after March 16th.
  • Student must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.
  • Student must meet certain student type criteria established by the Department of Education. The following student types have been excluded:
    • "H" dual enrollment student (HS or equivalent must be completed)
    • coded as foreign "F"
    • coded as transient student (receive funds from home institution)
    • defaulted on student loans, overpayments, or other loan restrictions
    • Term B (part of term ended prior to March 16)
    • enrolled exclusively in online courses for the spring term
More specific information on eligibility criteria and fund information can be found here at the Department of Education's website.

 

We encourage you to submit a 19/20 FAFSA if you have not already done so. If you completed a FAFSA, please check your financial aid status via your student Banner account, to submit any missing documents. (Instructions to do so can be found here.) This will allow the Financial Aid Office to determine your eligibility.

Allocation of funds:

  • Gwinnett Technical College's student allocation was $2,668,288. The eligible student population indicates that 4,202 spring semester students initially met the required criteria.
  • Gwinnett Technical College will at the outset award all eligible students a standard amount. Eligible spring semester students will receive a $500 one-time disbursement totaling $2,101,000. $315,000 will be reserved for potential additional eligible students.
  • The remaining funds will be available for $250, one-time grant requests, for eligible students experiencing emergency and substantial hardship, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. To apply for consideration of additional grant monies:
    • Eligible students can email a request through their student email account to FinancialAidOffice@GwinnettTech.edu
    • If the Financial Aid Office determines the student is eligible to apply, the application link will be added to the student Banner account.
    • Students must complete the electronic application and upload required supporting documentation, by June 30, 2020.
    • Grant requests will be reviewed within ten business days of submission. Funds will be awarded and disbursed upon application approval.
  • Any funds not fully disbursed from initial allocations, will be added to the grant request funds. Should funds remain as of July 31, 2020, further disbursements may be made to eligible students enrolled summer semester, who were also enrolled Spring semester during the pandemic timeframe.

 

All payments will be applied to the student’s Banner account, generating a refund. Refunds will then be distributed via BankMobile. If you have already made a refund preference with BankMobile then login to your account at bankmobilevibe.com to view your refund status. If you have not made a refund preference, visit www.refundselection.com to obtain your personal code and select a refund option. BankMobile refund options include an ACH to a bank account or opening a BankMobile Vibe account.

The timeline of initial disbursements is as follows:
May 12: 4,202 initial payments of $500 awarded to student accounts
May 14: 4,202 initial refunds posted to student accounts. BankMobile will make refunds available 1-2 business days after May 14.
Students should monitor their student email accounts beginning May 14 for a refund status update from BankMobile.

Questions?

  • For questions on eligibility, email FinancialAidOffice@GwinnettTech.edu from your student email account and include your name and student identification (900#).
  • For questions on BankMobile access of funds distributed, email Bursar@GwinnettTech.edu from your student email account and include your name and student identification (900#).

Classes transition to online/remote instruction beginning March 23, 2020. Students whose courses were previously 100% online will resume coursework as usual on March 23. Students whose courses were previously less than 100% online will begin online coursework on March 23. Faculty will provide students with instructions for the transition to online assignments, activities, and assessments via student email and Blackboard.


UPDATE 3/30/20- The deadline for withdrawing with a "W" has been extended to Friday, April 17, 2020.

I need to withdraw from a course.
Withdrawing from a class can easily be completed online. Students withdrawing from one, or some, of their courses can do that online via student BANNER.

Because withdrawing from all your courses may have an adverse effect on your financial aid, we want your decision to be an informed one.  Once you attempt to withdraw from your last class online, you will receive error message. We can still help you from afar! Please contact your enrollment advisor.

  1. What are the withdraw deadlines to receive a "W" for Spring Term A and Mini-Mester B and C?
    • Fall Mini-Mester B withdrawal deadline is September 11
    • Fall Term A withdrawal deadline is October 19
    • Mini-Mester C withdrawal deadline is November 9
  2. How do I withdraw from just one of my classes?
    • Log on to www.gtc-web.org
    • Select Enter Student / Faculty Secure Area
    • User Name: FLLLLLLXXXX (F= First Initial L= first 6 of last name XXXX= last four digits of student 900 number) example: My name is Sam Johnson 900001234 it would be=sjohnso1234
    • Password: gtcMMDDYY -six digit birthdate (example: gtc060688)
    • Select Student Services and Financial Aid
    • Select Registration
    • Select Add/Drop Courses
    • Select term, click Submit
    • Select course you want to withdraw from and select "Web Drop Delete" from the down box
    • Submit Change

  3. I need to withdraw from all my classes; how do I do that? Reach out to your Enrollment Advising team for assistance.

How can I check the status of my Fall 2020 financial aid?

  1. If fall 2020 is your first semester at GTC this year, access your BANNER account from anywhere to check the status of your financial aid. For more instructions on financial aid, visit Financial Aid page or contact your enrollment advisor.
  2. I need to submit documents to complete my financial aid file.
    No need to come to campus! You can still access your BANNER account from home and upload any requested documents through your student BANNER account. You can find more instruction on our website here: Financial Aid page.
  3. 3. I am expecting a financial aid refund.
    The Financial Aid and Bursar Departments will remain on schedule with disbursements/refunds. Students with questions may contact the Bursar Office at Bursar@GwinnettTech.edu. Please be patient. We will respond to emails as quickly as possible.

The Gwinnett Tech Foundation is here to assist students with the resources needed to successfully complete their academic program. To better serve student needs during this time, our scholarship application and student assistance request processes are offered in an online format. Though the Fall scholarship window has closed, Spring scholarship applications will be open later this year. Please visit our scholarship page for more information. For all other requests, please complete the online assistance request form and provide as much information as possible. A staff member will review your application and follow up with you directly to determine the resources available. Students who need additional information may contact the Foundation Office at foundationoffice@gwinnetttech.edu.

I am interested in learning more about Gwinnett Tech.

  • We are here to help! Here are a few ways you can get assistance:
    • Attend a virtual visit, schedule here: visit Gwinnett Tech
    • To view the list of programs click here.
    • Call Gwinnett Tech at 770-962-7580. Representatives will be available to answer questions Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Call the Recruitment Department at 678-226-6751 and leave a message. A Recruiter will return your call within one business day.
    • Email questions to GTCRecruitment@GwinnettTech.edu. A Recruiter will respond to your question within one business day.

  • Apply to Gwinnett Tech to start during Mini-Mester C!
    • Access our online application here: Apply page
    • Complete your application file by September 10th for acceptance before the start of Mini-Mester C orientation and registration- submit required transcripts, proof of residency, and any applicable placement testing: Admission Requirement page
    • Because Accuplacer testing is currently unavailable, the College has developed additional admissions and placement procedures for students who do not have Accuplacer test scores by March 16, 2020.
    • The College will utilize current acceptance levels and procedures as a first course of action. When those options are unavailable the following process will be followed:
      • Test scores from the previous 10 years for SAT, ACT, COMPASS, PSAT, and ACCUPLACER will be evaluated for placement if available.
      • In the absence of available placement test scores, high school GPA will be evaluated. No student with a high school GPA lower than 2.0 will be accepted. The College will utilize high school GPA scores s as follows:
      • Students must have a HS GPA of 2.00 or higher for college admission to a diploma or certificate program.
      • Students must have a HS GPA of 2.60 or higher for college admission to a degree program.
      • Students with a HS GPA of 2.0 to 2.59 wishing to enter a degree level program will be provisionally accepted with the following two options:
      • Complete the internally developed readiness tests upon acceptance to attempt to test out of the LS course requirements.
      • Register for both co-requisite learning support Math and English courses along with the college-level courses (ENGL 0911/1101 and MATH 0911/1111) and pass them for full admission to the degree program.
    • All dual enrollment students will be accepted as follows:
      • 2.0 or higher HS GPA for diploma or certificate level programs
      • 2.6 or higher HS GPA for degree level programs

  • Accuplacer and Assessment Center Information
    • If it is determined you need to complete the Accuplacer placement test to complete your Admissions application, you will be contacted by a member of the Gwinnett Tech staff.
    • Kaplan Testing appointments are being offered, review the website for additional information: Assessment Testing Center

  • Submit your admissions documents to Gwinnett Tech
    • Transcripts – Send official transcripts electronically to AdmissionsDocs@GwinnettTech.edu through network providers such as eScrip-SAFE, Parchment, and National Student Clearing House.
    • Test Scores – Send your official SAT or ACT scores electronically to Gwinnett Technical College through your College Board SAT or ACT account.
    • Residency Document – email a legible copy of your valid driver’s license, state issued ID, and if applicable, the front and back of your permanent resident card to AdmissionsDocs@GwinnettTech.edu. Be sure to include your name and Student ID in the email.

How do I confirm my application status?

How do I check my financial aid information?

  • Access your BANNER account from anywhere to check the status of your financial aid. For more instructions on financial aid, visit Financial Aid Page
  • Watch this video to learn how to review your aid information: Review Your Financial Aid Status
  • Watch this video to learn how to check if aid has been applied to your account: Click here

Visit our YouTube channel for how-to videos to assist with your enrollment and course registration: HOW-TO Videos

Can I get info for Mini-Mester C orientation and registration?

  • Mini-Mester C is a shorted, accelerated term where students can register to take a course during the last 8 weeks of the semester. Mini-Mester C courses start on October 5, 2020, and end on December 5, 2020.
  • If you do not have a fall 2020 schedule, you must complete Mini-Mester C orientation. Registration for Mini-Mester C courses will be opened for students after they complete the required orientation session. Orientation will be held online at the following times:

    Location: Lawrenceville
    Date: Wednesday, September 23
    Time: 9:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m.


    Location: Alpharetta-North Fulton
    Date: Wednesday, September 23
    Time: 9:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m.


    Location: Lawrenceville
    Date: Friday, September 25
    Time: 9:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m.


    Location: Lawrenceville
    Date: Thursday, October 1
    Time: 9:30 a.m.


  • Submit all required documents by September 10th to guarantee admission for Mini-Mester C. Here is a video to show you how to check your admission status at Gwinnett Tech: Check Your Admission Status
  • If you plan to use financial aid, you must also complete all requirements by September 10, 2020, in order to have aid in place for Mini-Mester C. Here is a video to assist you in determining if you have unsatisfied requirements for your financial aid at Gwinnett Tech: Click here
  • Look for more info here: Mini-Mester C

What if I need to see my enrollment advisor?

  • The first weeks of Fall classes tend to be very busy for the One-Stop center on campus. Take time to review the website, including the Gwinnett Tech Catalog and Student Handbook. Many answers to your questions are provided on this site. Gwinnett Tech Catalog
  • To ensure the safety of all students and staff, there will be no walk-in availability for meetings with enrollment advisors. Therefore, you must have an appointment to meet with an enrollment advisor. Use QLess (www.GwinnettTech.edu/Qless), or download the app, to schedule an in-person, phone, or WebEx appointment.
  • To ensure your personal safety and that of others, please do not come to the One-Stop if you do not have an appointment. If you do, you will be asked to download the QLess app and schedule an appointment for another time. Students may return to campus 15-minutes prior to a scheduled appointment time.
    appStore Qless
  • Advisors cannot tell you if seats will open for a particular course. They cannot get you into a course that is already closed. They can assist you in identifying ways to manage your academic plan or adjust course schedules.
  • The safety of our students, faculty, and staff are at the top of the priority list for Gwinnett Tech. We want to be able to serve you as best we can. Take time to research your question using the resources available to you. You may find the answer faster than we can respond.
  • All chat services (located on our website - general info/home page of the website, financial aid page, and One Stop advisement page) are open!

Is there a calendar of important dates for fall 2020 and spring 2021?
The academic calendar can be located here: Academic Calendar

Important information for recent graduates:

  • Summer graduation Applicants: Summer semester grades posted to your Banner account on Thursday, July 23. Fall grades will be posted December 11.
  • Final graduation auditing and entering of awards begins after grades post and will run for approximately 4-6 weeks.
  • Newly graduated students will be notified via GTC email once the award(s) has been posted.

Information for all graduates:

  • The paper diplomas are now available for pick-up in the OneStop Center located on the Lawrenceville campus in Building 100. The OneStop Center hours for pick-up are Mon – Thu 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Fri 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. No appointment necessary. As you sign in at the front desk, let them know that you are here to pick up your awards. Please have your photo ID ready. You will be asked to wait under the portico outside of the building, and a staff member will bring your awards out to you.
  • If you prefer to have your award(s) mailed, you must send an email from your GTC student email account to GraduationOffice@GwinnettTech.edu to submit your request mailing, verifying your mailing address. You may contact us at 678-226-6718 if you have any questions.

Commencement Ceremony:
As you are aware, the Commencement ceremony has been postponed. At this time, a future date has not yet been set. We know this is a disappointing time as you have accomplished so much. However, we must put the health and safety of our students first. As soon as a date is solidified, we will let graduates know and there will be a sign up for participation. Should you wish to purchase your cap and gown in advance of the ceremony, for your own personal photos and use, please visit the bookstore here for ordering information.

Resources available include face-to-face appointments and library space reservations, live chat, email, and text reference service during established library hours.
Please schedule appointments here.

Fall, 2020 Semester: Library Hours:

  • Lawrenceville Campus
  • Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Alpharetta - North Fulton Campus
  • Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • (4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., remote service)
  • Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (remote service)

Library staff have created video recordings of library research assistance workshops, which will be made available to faculty for incorporation into online courses. Library staff will continue to develop additional online, interactive content during the closure.

Students, faculty and staff also have access to online content accessible through the library home page at gtclibrary.libguides.com. These resources include GALILEO databases, ebooks through Gale Virtual Reference Library and Skillport, and interactive skills development, practice tests and career research available through a variety of digital content.

RETURNING MATERIALS?
Please leave items in the outside book return which is located outside building 100, between the double doors of the library hall entrance. The return is checked daily, Monday - Friday. Users will receive a return confirmation notice via email.

INTERIM ADDENDUM TO STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

COVID-19 and Public Health-Informed Campus Policies

Gwinnett Technical College intends to perform its educational mission while protecting the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff, and minimizing the potential spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, within the community.

Risks of COVID-19

In order to understand the risks that you face by returning to campus, you must understand that COVID-19 is a highly infectious, life-threatening disease declared by the World Health Organization to be a global pandemic. There is no vaccine for COVID-19 at this time.

COVID19’s highly contagious nature means that contact with others or contact with surfaces that have been exposed to the virus, may lead to infection. Additionally, individuals who may have been infected with COVID-19 may be asymptomatic for a period of time or may never exhibit symptoms at all.

Because of its highly contagious and sometimes “hidden” nature, it is very difficult to control the spread of COVID-19 on campus or to determine whether, where, or how a specific individual may have been exposed to the disease. Gwinnett Technical College is taking steps recommended by public health authorities to minimize the risk of spreading this disease on our campus.

Gwinnett Technical College cannot and does not guarantee a COVID-19-free environment, and there remains a risk that you may contract COVID-19 if you come onto campus to live and/or attend classes. We are providing you with the following notice as well regarding the risk of contracting COVID-19 when you enter upon our campus:

Warning
Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.

In order to minimize the risks associated with COVID-19, the policies and guidelines below are incorporated into the Gwinnett Technical College Student Code of Conduct and are applicable to all students.

Your compliance with these requirements is essential to assisting the college in minimizing the risks to you and other members of the community.

General Principles:

You are subject to all guidelines for individuals related to the COVID-19 pandemic established by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In addition, the State of Georgia has issued guidelines for personal behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic and you must comply with such guidelines at all times. You understand that both sets of these guidelines may change, and it is your responsibility to ensure that you understand and comply with these guidelines at all times.

From time to time the College may implement additional requirements restricting your behavior and you agree to comply with such requirements.

You understand that these conditions and limitations on your personal behavior are necessary in order to reduce the risk of transmitting and/or being infected by the COVID-19 virus and that your failure to comply with these responsibilities may jeopardize your health and safety, as well as the health and safety of others in the campus community, potentially causing severe illness and death.

Requirements:

Students will comply with governmental, state, and campus directives concerning maintaining required physical distancing (six feet) between themselves and other individuals on campus;

Students will use a face covering of their choosing that conforms to CDC guidelines anytime that they are in an indoor space where the College deems that social distancing is not practical, including but not limited to academic spaces and dining areas (except while eating) unless given different instructions by authorized college personnel;

Students will engage in frequent hand-washing and follow proper sneeze and cough etiquette, as recommended by the CDC;

Students understand and agree that they may be subject to regular testing for the COVID-19 virus and contact tracing, if testing and contact tracing is available, and they agree to submit to this testing and tracing, and the confidential reporting of the results to the College, without objection;

If students develop any symptom of COVID-19 as described by the CDC, they will immediately:

Inform the College by notifying appropriate personnel;

If living on campus, stay in their dorm room until given further instructions by the College;

Remain off campus if not currently residing on campus;

If required by the College, agree to remain in self-quarantine for a time period determined by the College, in consultation with public health authorities, and/or move to a different room in order to receive medical care and/or self-quarantine.

The above conditions may change, and students agree to follow all college directives relating to COVID-19 and public health requirements.

Any failure to adhere to any of the above directives is a violation of the Code of Conduct that may result in sanctions, including but not limited to suspension or dismissal from the College.

The answer to many student technology related questions can be located at Dashboard. Should you require further assistance, please contact the GTC Student Helpdesk at StuHelpDesk@GwinnettTech.edu.

I'm struggling emotionally and need help. How can I get in touch with a counselor?
We know this can be a trying time for everyone. If you need help, we want to get you assistance.

  • If you are at immediate risk of harming yourself or someone else, immediately call 911.
  • If you need urgent crisis intervention, please access any of these 24-hour emergency mental health crisis resources:
    • Georgia Crisis and Access Line 1-800-715-4225 mygcal.com
    • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
    • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 sprc.org
    • Crisis Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741-741
    • United Way local resources 211unitedway.org
    • Partnership Against Domestic Violence www.PADV.org, 24-hour Metro Atlanta Crisis Line 404-873-1766.
  • To reach our licensed counselor, please send an email to JBentley@GwinnettTech.edu or call 678-226-6486.

I'm not doing well academically in my class, who can I contact for assistance?
Our instructors and retention support staff are here to help!

I'm concerned about my veterans benefits; how can I get in touch with someone to assist me?
Please contact Gwinnett Tech's Office of Veterans Affairs at VA@GwinnettTech.edu for specific questions about your Department Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits (GI Bill®).

How do I get support for my disability accommodations?

I need assistance with my WIOA benefits. How can I get in touch with someone to answer my questions?
For any assistance with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act benefits, please contact WIOA Coordinator, Brenda Beverly at BBeverly@GwinnettTech.edu. Currently enrolled WIOA students can contact your assigned WIOA Career Advisor directly to schedule an appointment.

I want to schedule a certification test. When will the lab re-open for testing?
During this time of social distancing, specialty testing capabilities are limited. Please monitor the Assessment Center’s webpage for updates on test availability at our Testing Center page. If you have specific questions, please email AssessmentOffice@GwinnettTech.edu.

Weekly GTC Student E-News: The student newsletter is e-mailed to all students on Fridays. As Student Life becomes aware of additional resources, they will be included. Please check it weekly.

Resources for food assistance: We know some students relied on options that are no longer available during this time, including the college’s own food pantry. If you are facing food insecurity challenges, please click here for a list of food pantries and support resources in the Gwinnet and North Fulton communities. The food pantry is open on campus available to students. Please contact Lisa Richardson at lrichardson@gwinnetttech.edu for assistance or stop by any advisor or office.

Got a concern?:

  • During this time, Gwinnett Tech is still committed to ensuring fair treatment of its faculty, staff, and students. Please see our policy listed below and follow the guidelines listed to report a concern.
  • Gwinnett Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran or the Vietnam Era, or spouse of military member or citizenship status. Sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, is a form of sexual discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972.
  • For compliance concerns, complete the "Report a Concern" form located at Report a Concern page or contact Lisa Richardson, Director of Special Populations and Title IX, at lrichardson@gwinnetttech.edu

I need to get copies of my Gwinnett Tech transcripts.

  • We are still providing transcript services. Information on ordering your transcripts can be found at: Request Transcript page.
  • To order same day electronic Gwinnett Tech transcripts please visit: Request Transcript page.
  • Should you have further questions please contact the Registrar's office at RegistrarsOffice@GwinnettTech.edu and a member of our Registrar’s Office team will be happy to assist you.

ENGLISH Learning Support Tutoring (available beginning Monday, March 23, 2020):

The English Department provides live phone tutoring to students enrolled in Learning Support English courses. Through the department web page form, students provide their contact information (phone number and student e-mail address), submit relevant documents, and choose a preferred callback time. Confirmation is sent to the student as a reminder, uploaded data is sent to the tutor, and the requested appointment time is placed onto a Tutoring Calendar. After reviewing student submissions, a tutor calls the student at the requested time to give feedback on the assignment and will provide additional resources for the student to review after the session. For information about tutoring, please contact Instructor Cherie Shipman at CShipman@GwinnettTech.edu.

To submit a request for tutoring assistance, click HERE

Learning Success Center Tutoring for Math and Writing/ENGLISH:
Math Tutoring Link: Tutoring Session for Math
Writing/ENGLISH Tutoring Link: Tutoring Session for Writing

Online tutors are available to all Gwinnett Technical College students. Using the link provided above, students should complete a web page form, provide contact information (phone number and student e-mail address), and upload relevant documents. A tutor will contact the student through e-mail or phone during the hours the tutor is on duty. Tutor work schedules are available on the Math and English instructors' Bb page. For information, please contact Albena Asenova-Belal at ABelal@GwinnettTech.edu.

STEM Center Tutoring

STEM Center tutors will be available via Blackboard Collaborate sessions to answer questions for students taking Life Science courses (anatomy & physiology, biology, physics, chemistry). Tutors are able help students master content as well as develop study skills. The Collaborate platform will also serve as an online space where students can work together virtually, as they would have in the STEM Center. Tutors can help to pair students who are working on similar content. Students should login to Blackboard to access the virtual STEM Center.

I am a work study student. When can I return to work? Will I get paid?

  • Approved work study students are eligible to work on campus only.
  • With supervisor approval, work study students can return to work, with the agreed upon schedule, under the approved COVID-19 guidelines and requirements.
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