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Steps for New Students

1. Application
Complete application at http://gavilan.edu/admit/instructions.html
2. Financial Aid
Apply online at www.fafsa.gov.

AB 540 students may submit California Dream Act applications at: http://gavilan.edu/finaid/ca-dream-act.html

3. MyGav Account
Create account at https://ssb.gavilan.edu/prod/gaviproc.P_DispGetIdPin

Note: If you did not include a Social Security Number on your application, go to the Admissions and Records Office for assistance in logging in for the first time.

4. Assessment
All first time college students are required to take a placement assessment test for English and math.

Sign up online at www.gavilan.edu/admit/assess.html
or call (408) 846 - 4992

Bring a photo ID and your G-number (Student ID Number) to your test.

*If you wish to use placement test scores from a test taken at another college within the past two years, see a counselor for review.

*ESL students may sign up for assessment by contacting the Admissions and Records Office: (408) 848-4736 or (408) 848-4751.

Practice tests are available!

5. Kick-Start

Attend an in-person Kick Start or complete it online: www.gavilan.edu/orientation. (408) 852 - 2866

Following Kick-Start all first time college students must complete the orientation process by enrolling in .5 unit Guid 210, New Student Seminar, during the first semester.

6. Counseling
Meet with a counselor to discuss your course selections. Bring copies of transcripts from other schools attended with you.

For counseling hours visit www.gavilan.edu/counseling

Walk-in services are also available. During peak registration periods, all counseling services are on a walk-in basis and for registration assistance only. Limited counseling services are available at the Hollister and Morgan Hill sites.

7. Registration
Use Self-Service Banner at https://my.gavilan.edu or register in person at the Admissions and Records office, Morgan Hill or Hollister sites.
8. Payment
Pay Fees before deadline to avoid being dropped from all classes.
9. Tips for Success
  • Schedule a campus tour: (408) 846-4993
  • Purchase textbooks at campus bookstore or online at www.gavilan.edu/bookstore
  • Have all official transcripts from other schools attended sent to the Gavilan Admissions and Records Office.
  • Explore support services: www.gavilan.edu/student.html