Golden Gate University

Section 1: Select your program (2 minutes)

Section 2: Basic information (2 minutes)

Section 3: Demographic information (2 minutes)

Section 4: Education and employment experience (3 minutes)

Section 5: Transcripts (2 minutes)

Section 6: Disciplinary history (2 minutes)

Review your application

Certification (2 minutes)

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Golden Gate University Degrees+ Powered by Outlier

Welcome to your future.

This streamlined application only takes 5-15 minutes.

Please create an account to start your application. If you’re returning to an application that is in progress, please log in to continue.

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When would you like to start your first term?

Which program would you like to apply for?

Do you have previous higher ed experience?

Congratulations!

We applaud your decision to take your education to the next level—you’ve come to the right place: Degrees+ is designed to be engaging and achievable for students with any level of academic experience. After completing your application, make sure you take advantage of Outlier’s free College Success course. It’s packed with useful tips and tricks on time management, academic communication, and more to help you hit the ground running in your college career.

Welcome back!

Whatever your reasons for pausing, you’ll find that Degrees+ is the perfect program to get your education back on track. It’s designed to fit into busy work and family lives, and comes with tons of support to give you what you need to succeed. After completing your application, check out Outlier’s free College Success course. It’s packed with useful tips and tricks on time management, how to study smarter, and more to help you hit the ground running as you resume your college career.

Great! You’re ahead of the game.

We’re excited to help you take advantage of the work you’ve done already. As a courtesy to our undergraduate applicants, our Enrollment Counselors will help you transfer in up to 45 previously earned credits. We’ll take you through that process once we pin down some basics.

Great! You’re way ahead of the game.

We’re excited to help you take advantage of the work you’ve done already. As a courtesy to our undergraduate applicants, our Enrollment Counselors will help you transfer in up to 45 previously earned credits. We’ll take you through that process once we pin down some basics.

That’s okay!

We’ve redesigned the application process to be super-simple, and we’re here to support you through it. This program includes all the credits you’ll need to earn a full degree, but if you find out that you already have some college credits, our academic advisors will help you transfer them in.

What is your academic end goal?

Will you be a full-time or part-time student?

How comfortable are you with online learning?

Great to hear!

Outlier’s online learning platform includes a thoroughly modern take on all of the features that experienced online learners expect, including cinematic lectures, interactive materials, and if you ever need help, we’ve built a robust support ecosystem to assist you—and push you—to help you pass with flying colors.

Great to hear!

Outlier’s online learning platform includes a thoroughly modern take on all of the features that experienced online learners expect, including cinematic lectures, interactive materials, and if you ever need help, we’ve built a robust support ecosystem to assist you—and push you—to help you pass with flying colors.

That’s ok. You’ve got this.

Our online learning platform was designed with tools so that students of all levels can succeed—watching lectures is as simple as watching your favorite streaming video platform. Our interactive learning materials are built by game designers and education experts to maximize retention and comprehension. And if you ever need help, we’ve built a robust support ecosystem to assist you—and push you—to help you pass with flying colors.

That’s ok. You’ve got this.

Our online learning platform was designed with tools so that students of all levels can succeed—watching lectures is as simple as watching your favorite streaming video platform. Our interactive learning materials are built by game designers and education experts to maximize retention and comprehension. And if you ever need help, we’ve built a robust support ecosystem to assist you—and push you—to help you pass with flying colors.

That’s ok. You’ve got this.

Our online learning platform was designed with tools so that students of all levels can succeed—watching lectures is as simple as watching your favorite streaming video platform. Our interactive learning materials are built by game designers and education experts to maximize retention and comprehension. And if you ever need help, we’ve built a robust support ecosystem to assist you—and push you—to help you pass with flying colors.

What is most important to you in selecting a college or university?

We know transferring credits can be tough.

That’s why our Enrollment Counselors are here to help you find and transfer in up to 45 credits. If you’re continuing on to a bachelor’s program, we’ll also help you transfer your credits to the institution of your choice. (And did you know? If you complete a Degrees+ program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, GGU offers guaranteed acceptance into its bachelor’s programs!)

We know you’re busy.

That’s why our courses are designed to fit around your schedule with all course materials available to you 24/7, and weeklong exam windows that give you the flexibility to take them when it makes sense for you.

You’ve come to the right place.

GGU graduates earn 146% more than the national average! (Source: BLS.gov) Plus, with the resume-enhancing career certificate you’ll earn in year 1, you’ll have the skills to take on your choice of in-demand jobs. In fact, 75% of IT certificate-holders say that earning a career certificate was key to a pay increase. (Source: IT Certification Council)

You’ve come to the right place.

Winner of TIME’s Best Inventions 2020, Outlier has redesigned the online course experience from the ground up. You’ll enjoy cinematic video with lecturers from top schools like Harvard and NYU, as well as interactive tools built by game designers and education experts to maximize retention and comprehension. Learn on your own schedule, with lectures and course materials available 24/7, and weeklong exam windows.

You’ve come to the right place.

If it’s community you want, it’s community you’ll get: Each cohort includes a discussion group for students to ask and answer questions, discuss the material, and network. We’ve seen heartwarming moments arise and friendships develop there. Plus, when you graduate, you’ll gain lifetime access to GGU’s alumni network, plus valuable benefits like career services.

You’ve come to the right place.

Moving forward shouldn’t set you back. Degrees+ was designed to be affordable: our degrees are less than ⅓ the cost of the average college degree, and even costs 20% less than the national community college average! (Source: Educationdata.org) And this is before financial aid! It’s an all-inclusive program, so there are no textbooks to buy, no subscriptions to pay for, and no hidden fees. Just high quality education, minus the crushing costs.

Are you considering other institutions?

What other institution are you considering?

Name

Alternate or former names?*

Biographical information

Gender*

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Contact information

Is your permanent address outside of the U.S.?*

State/province*

Is your current address different than permanent address?*

Current address

State/province*

Citizenship

Citizenship status*

Country of citizenship*

Native language*

Other native language

Which of the following apply to you?

Currently, our courses are only available in English, and require a base level of English proficiency.

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We will ask you for more details about your high school experience later in the application

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Please note that your completion of these courses will be verified via your official university transcripts when your application is being processed.

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After your application is submitted, a representative from Golden Gate University may reach out to you requesting more information in order to process your application.

Ethnic background

Ethnicity

Racialized groups

Regardless of your answer to the prior question, please check one or more of the following groups in which you consider yourself to be a member:

Are you a U.S. active-duty service member, veteran or a spouse or dependent of either?

Primary military status*

Military branch*

Are you planning on using your military benefits?*

Military branch benefit

Have you previously been admitted to Golden Gate University?

Many of the student records covered by the Golden Gate University Records and Retention Plan contain confidential information protected by federal and state law. GGU staff is required to handle and dispose of these records appropriately to protect student privacy. Therefore, if you're reapplying for admission and have been inactive for 5 or more years, you will be required to resubmit all necessary documents.

What’s your level of educational achievement?

What is your cumulative college GPA?

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High School Experience

High school information is required if you have less than 12 college credits OR your native language is not English.

Current or most recent employer

Professional work experience can have a positive impact on your admission decision.

After your application is received by Golden Gate University, you will receive an email invitation to the Recruit platform where you will be invited to upload your resume in the Supplemental Items section.

Do you plan to use your Amazon Career Choice benefits to pay for this associate degree?

Have you applied for US Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)?

Do you plan to apply for US Federal Financial Aid?

Great to hear!

We strongly recommend that you submit your FAFSA as soon as possible (like *today*), as delays in your financial aid processing could prevent you from starting your courses.

Need some help? This Outlier article about FAFSA will help you get started.

About US Federal Financial Aid

We strongly encourage students to apply to see if you qualify for grants and scholarships that could reduce their out-of-pocket tuition costs.

Authorize transcript release?

In line with our commitment to remove barriers to higher ed, Golden Gate University can take care of ordering official domestic college transcripts, including JST and CCAF (up to five) on your behalf. (GGU cannot collect transcripts from schools outside the United States. GGU cannot collect high school transcripts.*)

While ordering your own official transcripts vary from institution to institution, agreeing to order your own official transcripts means that you will have to contact your previous institutions and request that they send copies of your transcripts to GGU. Only then will GGU be able to make an admissions decision.

Please list up to five schools:

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

Review your application

1. Program selection and goals

Which program would you like to start an application for?

Where are you starting?

What is your academic end goal?

Anticipated academic term

Will you be a full-time or part-time student?

How comfortable are you with online learning?

What is most important for you in selecting a college or university?

Are you considering other institutions?

2. Basic information

Full name

Alternate name

Date of birth

Gender

Social Security Number

Email address

Preferred phone number

Full address

Current address

3. Demographic information

Citizenship status

Native language

Other native language

Do any of the following apply to you?

Resume

I’d prefer to submit my resume after completing the application

Ethnicity

Regardless of your answer to the prior question, please check one or more of the following groups in which you consider yourself to be a member:

Are you a U.S. active-duty service member, veteran or a spouse or dependent of either?

Primary military status

Military branch

Are you planning on using your military benefits?

Military benefit

Military service start date

Military service end date

4. Education and employment experience

Have you previously been admitted to Golden Gate University?

What’s your last educational achievement?

What is your cumulative college GPA?

Statement of purpose file

Statement of purpose

High school attended

Current or most recent employer

Do you plan to use your Amazon Career Choice benefits to pay for this associate degree?

Have you applied for US Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)?

Do you plan to apply for US Federal Financial Aid?

5. Transcripts

Authorize Transcript release?

6. Disciplinary history

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

Explanation

Please affirm the following before you submit your application.

I certify that the foregoing information is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge.

Please affirm the following before you submit your application.

I certify I have attended, or am attending, no other institutions other than those listed on this application. I shall promptly inform Golden Gate University if there is any change in any facts indicated herein prior to or during enrollment. Any omission or false statement may result in dismissal from GGU or revocation of any degree or certificate earned.

Please affirm the following before you submit your application.

I agree to abide by all university policies and understand that it is my responsibility to review these each term via the GGU website.

Declaration

Application acknowledgment and correspondence

The university will acknowledge the receipt of your application. You should receive notification of the admission decision in 10 business days after the Admissions Office has received all required documents. Notification of admission is valid only when confirmed in writing by the Office of Admissions. Applicants are requested to use one name consistently and include their applicant ID numbers on all correspondence with the university. Please notify the Office of Admissions in writing of any changes in admission information. If you have any questions regarding the admission process, please write or call : Admissions or (415)442-7800.

Notice of Campus Security Report

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act of Campus Security and the Campus Crimes Statistics Act, Golden Gate University's Annual Security Report is made available in the university's campus safety and security publication, Street Smarts. Hard copies are available in libraries, the office of Business Services and Facilities, and other campus locations upon request. To download a copy of Street Smarts (with our annual security report), or to view additional information on campus safety, please click here.

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