After your admission status is complete, we hope you will find these NEXT STEPS helpful in completing your enrollment process.

Log-in to myGadsdenState

         myGadsdenState is the single log-in

          for Self-service  Banner,  student

         email, Office 365 & Blackboard.

          To log-in:

          > Go to https://my.gadsdenstate.edu

          > Click “Forgot Username” to set up

                your account

          > Username & password will be

               sent via email

 

Meet with an Advisor

           Advisors are assigned according to

           your program of study, and are

           available to assist you  with the

           course registration process.

          You should be contacted by your

           advisor via email. If you do not

           receive an email, you can identify

          your advisor through

          myGadsdenState:

 

           > Click Banner SSB

           > Click Student

           > Click Student Records

           > Click View Student Information

 

Register for Classes

             > myGadsdenState

            > Click Banner SSB

            > Click Student

            > Click Registration

            > Click Add or Drop Classes

 

After completing the items above, it is now time to do the following:

Verify your class schedule and

          Financial Aid Status

             > myGadsdenState

 

Get a Student ID and

          parking decal

              > myGadsdenState

 

Pay your tuition

           > on-campus

           > myGadsdenState

 

Sign-up for a payment plan if

           needed

            >   myGadsdenState

 

Purchase books at Gadsden

           State’s  Online Bookstore

           >   http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/bookstore

 

 

Intercollegiate Athletics

 

Women’s

Basketball

Marty Dixon - 256.549.8481 - Beck Field House

 

Volleyball

Connie Clark -256.549.8447 - Beck Field House

 

 

Men’s

Basketball

Dedrick Tarver - 256.549.8442 - Beck Field House

 

Tennis

Buster Stewart - 256.549.8441 - Beck Field House

 

 

Student Clubs

 

Alpha Beta Gamma - Business Honorary

Angie Waits - 256.549.8342 - Allen Hall Rm 213

 

BACCUS

Tina Whittington - 256.549.8476 - Naylor Hall Rm 116

 

Cardinal Spirit Club

 

Chess Club

David Murdock - 256.549.8416 - Bevill Center Rm 4

 

Circle K

Dave Hyatt - 256.549.8624 - Bevill Center

 

Economics Club

James Yohe - 256.549.6859 - Allen Hall

 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes - FCA

Buster Stewart - 256.490.0882 - Cardinal Room

 

Honors Program

David Murdock - 256.549.8416 - Bevill Center Rm 4

 

Honor Society Technical

Deb Reynolds - 256.549.8631 - Electrical Building

 

Institute of Electrical/Electronics Engineer - IEEE

David Barnett - 256.549.8632 - Mitchell Hall Rm 200

 

InterClub Council

Sponsored by SGA - 256.549.8329/8370

 

Massage Therapy Club

Laura Nelson - 256.549.6916 - Helderman

 

Medical Lab Technology Society - MLT

Ann Wheeler - 256.549.8471 - Bevill Center Rm 11

 

National Technical Honor Society -

Sigma Alpha Pi

Deb Reynolds - 256.549.8631 - Electrical Building

 

Phi Beta Lamda - Business - PBL

Angie Waits - 256.549.8342 - Allen Hall Rm 213

 

Phi Theta Kappa - Honorary - PTK

Melissa Davis - 256.549.8383 - Inzer Hall

 

Red Cross Awareness Club

Gay Utz - 256.549.8468 - Bevill Center

 

Rho Theta Sigma

SSG Joseph Barr - 256.604.8752

 

Reserve Officers Training Corps - ROTC

SPC Brandon Murray - 256.282.9954 - Inzer Hall

 

Scholars Bowl

David Murdock - 256.549.8416 - Bevill Center Rm 7

 

Student Activities

Matthew Burttram - 256.549.8646 - One Stop

 

Student Government Association - SGA/NSLS

Whitney Hall - 256.549.6865 - One Stop

 

Skills USA

Kristi Clifton - 256.549.8626

 

Students Without Borders International Club

Carol Gray - 256.549.8438

 

T.R.I.O.

Melissa Davis - 256.549.8383

 

Organizations

 

Baptist Campus Ministry

Eric Sexton - 256.504.6565

 

Gadsden State Democrats/Republicans

Derrick Griffey - 256.549.6833 - Allen Hall

 

Gadsden State Fishing Cardinals

Hugh Hammer - 256.549.8345 - Aquatics Building

 

Gadsden State Student Nurses Association

Cindy Mullinax - 256.549.8437

 

Gadsden State Alumni Association

Brandy Hyatt - 256.549.8247

 

Performance Groups

 

Gadsden State Show Band

Matt Leder - 256.549.8394 -

Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center Rm 116

 

Gadsden State Singers

John Harrell - 256.549.8391 -

Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center Rm 114

 

 

 

 

Gadsden State offers many opportunities to get involved and stay engaged! Whether it’s enjoying a performance, participating in a club or organization, or cheering on the Cardinals at a game or match—by getting involved, you’re getting more out of college! Find out how to get involved at Get on Board Day at the beginning of the fall semester.

Student Support Services

 

  • Are you a first generation student?
  • Do you have a documented disability?
  • Are you eligible for Financial Aid?

 

If you answered YES to at least one of these questions, you are in the right place!

Our goal in Student Support Services is to retain and graduate students who are first generation, low-income, and/or disabled by ensuring they receive every possible opportunity to succeed. We provide tutoring services,

in-house academic advisement, workshops, computer access, proctors for exams, tours of university campuses and opportunities to attend cultural events. The best part about our program ….everything is FREE!! SSS strives to create a comfortable and supportive learning environment to ensure equal opportunities for success at Gadsden State. Please feel free to tour our site in order to learn more about our program and the services we provide.

 

  • Tutoring - Subjects including English, Math, Science, Computer and Accounting
  • Advisement - Assistance scheduling classes that work toward graduation or transfer
  • Workshops - Financial literacy, test taking, stress management and more...
  • Technology - An open lab, help with computer based courses and free printing
  • Campus Visits - Visit 4-year colleges and universities that interest you
  • Cultural Trips - Travel with us to museums, theaters, and other cultural events
  • Scholarships - Limited funds are available based on eligibility/need

 

Student Support Services

 

 

Tutoring

 

Cardinal Writing Center

 

The Cardinal Writing Center is dedicated to creating a learning environment that enhances the success of students by providing quality tutoring services for all students. We serve ALL students! No appointment necessary! We offer computer and printing services to help you succeed in every class. We also offer workshops each semester that support success in a variety of classes.

 

Location: Meadow’s Library

Times of operation: 9 am-5 pm Monday - Thursday

Contact Information: 256-547-8285

Email: Farrah Hayes at fhayes@gadsdenstate.edu

 

 

 

Peer Tutors

 

Peer Tutors are students who excel in their areas of study and who enjoy helping fellow students achieve academic success. The peer tutors’ goal is to help students become active, independent learners. We use a variety of techniques such as questioning, modeling, listening, and demonstration. Tutoring is not intended to be a substitute for class attendance or a quick fix the day before an exam.

 

Peer Tutor Scholarship- If you have a 3.2 GPA and 24 hours of college credit, you can receive a scholarship that covers half of your tuition in exchange for 4 hours of tutoring each week. If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor, please contact Farrah Hayes at fhayes@gadsdenstate.edu

 

 

 

Math Lab

 

Tutoring is available through the Math Division in the math labs, Naylor Hall Rm 206 & 207. Hours are posted throughout the Division and on the door at Naylor Hall Rm 206. Call (256) 549-8309 for more information.

 

Math and Engineering

 

Math Tutoring Resources

 

 

 

Library Services

 

When you need to search for everything, find books, DVDs, articles, cite a resource, find tutoring information or just explore.

 

Gadsden State Library Services

 

Ayers Campus – Pierce C. Cain Learning Resource Center

 

Cherokee Campus

 

McClellan Center – McClellan Education District

 

Valley Street Campus

 

Wallace Drive Campus – Meadows Library

 

 

Career Services

 

To educate, prepare and assist students in meeting the workforce challenges of the 21st century through participation in career preparation activities and cooperative education experiences.

 

What do we do?

 

  • Counsel students
  • Assist students in conducting successful job search campaigns
  • Serve as a point of contact for employers who are interested in Gadsden State students
  • Partner with faculty to provide students with the highest quality curricular and co-curricular experiences
  • Refer students to part-time, full-time and internship positions
  • Assist students in preparing resumes and constructing other job related correspondence
  • Develop and coordinate Cooperative Education work sites and experiences for students

 

Specific Services include but are not limited to:

 

  • Career counseling
  • Workshops on self-assessment, goal setting, resume writing, interviewing skills, and successful job search strategies
  • Employment Opportunity Fairs
  • Establishing, maintaining and monitoring Cooperative Education work sites
  • Developing and maintaining a Career Resource Library

 

Career Services

 

 

ADA Accommodation Request

 

Gadsden State Community College fully supports and seeks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We strive to create a welcoming environment and will work in good faith to meet the needs of all populations and provide opportunities for success with as few deterrents as possible to the students, employees, and citizens of the communities we serve. Students are encouraged to contact the ADA coordinator at 256-439-6912 to officially request accommodations.

 

 

Find An Advisor

 

Advising Center

 

From your initial contact with Gadsden State, our top priority is your success! At the Advising Center, you will find counselors, advisors, instructors and office staff who care about helping you reach your educational goal.

 

Academic Advisement

  • ACCUPLACER Placement Test Results
  • Course Schedule Planning
  • Assistance with Registration

 

Academic Counseling

  • Study Skills
  • Test-Taking Skills
  • Choosing a Major
  • Time Management

 

Personal Concerns

  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Test and Speech Anxiety
  • Situational Problems

 

Social Awareness

  • Dating Violence
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness
  • Alcohol/ Substance Abuse

 

 

 

 

What if I am thinking about transferring?

 

If you complete an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree at Gadsden State, you will have completed a General Education Core Curriculum which is transferable to all public universities in Alabama. Students interested in transferring should sign up for Collegefish.org to search for colleges and scholarship opportunities. Students should obtain a STARS guide which is a statewide agreement between the two-year and four-year colleges. By following the STARS guide, you will be sure that all your courses meet specific course requirements for your program of study at the college to which you are transferring.

 

Remember, employers want to hire people with strong skills in communication, critical thinking, and computers. Consider building skills in those areas by taking courses and/or seminars in English, speech, mathematics, and computer information systems.

 

 

Collegefish.org

 

STARS

 

 

What do I do if I’m undecided?

 

It’s okay to be undecided. There is no quick fix to choosing a career or college program of study. Usually, your choice will require diligent effort on your part. You will need to search actively for the information and/or experiences that will move you toward your “right” choice.

 

Gadsden State has services to assist you. Below are recommendations you might consider, depending on your individual situation.

 

  • Take an interest inventory which is available in the Counseling and Advising Center
  • Enroll in Orientation 101
  • Discuss career and education plans with counselors, academic advisors, faculty and employers
  • Take classes in the Program of Study that you are considering
  • Think about what interests you
  • Look into Gadsden State programs such as Student Support Services,  Veteran’s Upward Bound, Cooperative Education and many others
  • Consult with the Gadsden State Career Services office

 

 

Orientation 101

 

Orientation is a requirement for graduation for all degree or certificate seeking Gadsden State students during the first term if enrolled in five or more hours. This course provides first-semester Gadsden State students with the campus resources and academic skills necessary to achieve educational objectives. Some students may be exempt from Orientation if they are a transfer or transient student or are enrolled in an academic program that must follow the Alabama Community College System Standardized Curriculum.

 

F1rst Year Experience

 

What can I do to be a successful student?

 

Pointers to help you succeed after classes begin:

Go to ClassStay in ClassComplete the Class

 

  • Read course materials provided by the instructor
  • Connect with other class members and get their contact information
  • Plan to study for 2 hours for every hour of class time
  • Keep up with your assignments and don’t get behind
  • Talk with your instructor and/or advisor if you are having difficulties
  • Meet with your advisor to plan your schedule and use the STARS Guide if you plan to transfer

 

 

Technology Tips for Success

 

Your myGadsdenState account is your online connection to all things Gadsden State. You should log in to your myGadsdenState account DAILY to stay current on the following:

 

  • Student Email - remember, your student email account is Gadsden State’s official method of communication for college-related matters.
  • Blackboard Courses– students taking online courses should check Blackboard DAILY. Students taking any other course at the college should check Blackboard once or twice weekly during the semester. Students can monitor grades and messages from the instructor through Blackboard, and instructors often post important announcements in Blackboard.

 

 

 

Hours:

Monday - Thursday > 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday > 7:30 .m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

Wallace Drive Campus >256-549-8200

> 1001 George Wallace Drive, Gadsden, AL 35903

 

Gadsden State Cherokee >256-927-1800

>  801 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre, AL 35960

 

McClellan Center >256-238-8342

> 100A Gamecock Drive, Anniston, AL 36205

 

Ayers Campus >256-835-5400

>  1801 Coleman Road, Anniston, AL 36207

 

East Broad Campus >256-549-8600

> 401 Korner Street, Gadsden, AL 35903

 

Valley Street Campus >256-549-8670

>  600 Valley Street, Gadsden, AL 35901

 

Admissions Office - Apply for Admission

 

East Broad Campus:

Admissions, One Stop Center >256-549-8210

Ayers Campus:

Room 125, Administration Building >256-835-5455

McClellan Center:

Room 1214 >256-238-9340

Gadsden State Cherokee:

Room 5 >256-927-1800

 

Career Services- Resumes and Jobs

 

Room 207, Administration Building

East Broad Campus >256-549-8605

 

Business Office / Financial Services Questions

 

East Broad Campus:

Business Office, One Stop Center >256-549-8214

Ayers Campus:

Room 132, Administration Building >256-835-5440

McClellan Center:

Room 1214 >256-238-8342

 

Counseling & Advising Center / Academic Advising Services / Tutoring/ Disability Services

 

East Broad Campus:

Counseling & Advising, One Stop Center >256-549-8307

Ayers Campus:

Room 137, Administration Building >256-832-1202

McClellan Center:

Room 1225 >256-238-9348

Gadsden State Cherokee:

Room 111 >256-927-1800

 

ADA Coordinators

 

Gadsden Campuses:

Room 112, Inzer Hall >256-439-6912

Ayers Campus:

Room 146, Administration Building >256-835-5451

McClellan Center:

Room 1225 >256-238-9348

Gadsden State Cherokee:

Room 111 >256-927-1802

 

Financial Aid

 

East Broad Campus:

Financial Aid, One Stop Center >256-549-8284

Ayers Campus:

Room 126 >256-835-5420

McClellan Center:

Room 1214 >256-238-8342

 

Student Support Services

 

Wallace Drive Campus:

Room 213, Inzer Center >256-549-8208

Ayers Campus:

Room 104, TRIO Building >256-835-5465

 

Bookstore

 

Wallace Drive Campus >256-546-3334

Ayers Campus >256-835-2707

Administration Building >256-835-2707

McClellan Center >256-820-3414

Gadsden State Cherokee >256-927-6229