Step 1 - Online Application
Complete the online application here.
Step 2 - Apply for Financial Aid (if you intend to be a self-payer or are an ABE/GED student only, skip this step)
Apply for the Federal Pell Grant at www.fafsa.gov. GSTC's school code is 016280. Once you have submitted the application, wait 3 business days before contacting the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility (firstname.lastname@example.org). Veterans utilizing VA educational benefits, such as the Montgomery or Post-9/11 GI Bill, will need to provide a copy of their DD-214, Certificate of Eligibility, and transcripts from previous institutions, if applicable. Contact the Financial Aid office to schedule an appointment.
Step 3 - Assessment Testing
Complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Generally, testing is available in the Assessment Center on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:45AM and requires pre-registration. Call 941-6200 ext. 2160 to confirm and register. Testing fee is $15, payable in cash or money order, and is due at the time of testing. Students must bring a photo I.D.
The following prospective students are exempt from assessment testing (official transcripts must be provided):
• Possess an Associate’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
• Currently serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services
• Entered the 9th grade of a Florida public school during the 2003-04 school year or beyond and earned a Florida standard high school diploma.
Step 4 - School Counselor - Registration
Meet with a school counselor to schedule your classes. Bring proof of Florida residency (if applicable), valid TABE scores or transcript for exemption, and high school diploma (if necessary). Individual counselor hours vary; however, at least one counselor is typically on duty Monday through Thursday from 8:00AM - 6:00PM and on Fridays from 8:00AM - 3:00PM.
Step 5 - Bookkeeper
See bookkeeper for payment of fees. Students enrolling in a postsecondary program must pay the $20 non-refundable application fee at this time. In addition, students not receiving some form of financial aid must pay tuition at this time. The posted fee structure applies to Florida residents only. A resident is any person who resides within the limits of the state of Florida, has a Florida address, and a Florida ID or driver's license for at least one year. All non-residents should contact the school for the fee rate. Be advised that out-of-state fees are considerably higher than in-state fees.
Students enrolling in an ABE/GED program are exempt from the $20 application fee; however, they must pay the $30 per semester tuition rate. Accepted forms of payment are cash, check, money orders, and credit/debit cards (additional 3% processing fee applied to credit/debit charges).