Accepted International Student Checklist

Step 1: Receive Acceptance Letter

  • Congratulations! Upon acceptance to SUNY Genesee Community College, you will receive an acceptance letter from the Admissions Office.
  • Your acceptance letter will indicate which major you were accepted to and the necessary information for creating a password and logging in to myGCC:
    • Username/Net ID
    • Student ID (800XXXXXX)
  • For transfer credit, be sure that you have submitted your official foreign college transcripts through WES to admissions@genesee.edu.

Step 2: Pay SEVIS Fee and Make Visa Appointment

  • Pay SEVIS fee.
  • Schedule your visa appointment at your local embassy/consulate.

Step 3: Set-Up Password

  1. Visit the SUNY GCC website.
  2. At the top of the homepage you will see a prompt to Log in to myGCC.
  3. After selecting myGCC, click on the Technical/Password Help tab at the top of the page.
  4. Under Password help select: https://pwreset.genesee.edu/showLogin.cc.
  5. In the right-hand column choose: Set Up a Password (for new students).
  6. You will be prompted first for your Username and then Birth month (numerical digit without a “zero”) and Student ID.
  7. You will then be prompted to Create a Password.
  8. Once you successfully create your password you will be able to login to myGCC.

For technical assistance, call the HELP DESK at 1-866-614-5004.

Step 4: Placement Testing

  • All GCC students are required to meet the College proficiencies in math, reading, and English.
  • Placement in these courses is determined by Multiple Measures Policy including: Accuplacer, ACT/ SAT V scores, high school dual credit, Regents ELA scores, or previous college credit, TOEFL.
  • Students should review their Degree Works degree audit or contact ssc@genesee.edu to determine if testing is required.
  • To review your Degree Works degree audit:
    1. Log in to myGCC.
    2. Select My Account Tab.
    3. Select My Banner Self Service.
    4. Select Student Services.
    5. Select Registration Menu.
    6. Select “Run a Degree Works Degree Audit.”
  • If you are required to take ACCUPLACER, testing information and practice tests are available at the Testing Office web page.

Step 5: Set up an Advisement Appointment and Register for Classes

  • Visit the Student Success Directory and schedule a virtual or phone advisement appointment with Jenny Weatherall, International Student Success Coach:
  • Prior to your appointment, you will need to
    • “Set-up password”
    • Successfully log in to myGCC
    • Open and review your Degree Works Degree Audit
    • Open ZOOM
  • Once you have opened Zoom, select Join a Meeting.
  • Enter the Meeting ID provided to you.
  • Select Join Audio and Turn on Video in the bottom left hand corner
  • During the appointment, the advisor will discuss degree requirements, course options, and help with the registration process.

Step 6: Check GCC email, myGCC, and International Student Blackboard Organization

  • Your GCC email, myGCC account, and Blackboard will provide you with important information and updates, so check them daily.

Step 7: Submit Student Immunization Form

Step 8: Secure Housing

Step 9: Inform GCC of Your Arrival Information

Step 10: Submit Copies of Immigration Documents

Step 11: Attend Mandatory International Student Information Session

  • Check your GCC email for more information