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Attention High School Dual Enrollment Students: Tuition and Fees may be supported for the Spring 2018 Semester. To become eligible for funds, fill out the College and Career Readiness Grant form and turn it in the GBC Admission and Records Office by January 8, 2018. Click here to access the form!

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Great Basin College enriches people's lives by providing student-oriented, post-secondary education to rural Nevada!

As you prepare for your future, we welcome you to meet with our faculty and staff to discuss your own educational goals and how GBC can assist you in reaching your goals!

The main campus in Elko, Nevada is a comprehensive residential college. Branch campuses are located in Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump, and Winnemucca. There are satellite facilities in over a dozen communities across northern Nevada.

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Your Degree, Your Way!

Great Basin College is a pioneer in distance education as well as online education delivery, now offering 30 certificate and degree programs that are available completely online.

Courses are taught in traditional classroom settings, through distance delivery using high-tech interactive video technology and web-based learning platforms.

There are over 3800 students attending GBC, the vast majority of which would recommend GBC to a friend or relative. Since its founding in 1967, the college has awarded more than 5500 degrees and certificates. This past year, 432 certificates and degrees were awarded as well as scores of Recognitions of Achievement.






Bachelor Degrees

GBC Bachelor Degree.

Bachelor Degrees including Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) are typically four-year programs preparing graduates for professional positions and graduate study.

Associate Degrees

GBC Associate Degree.

Associate Degrees including Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) are typically two-year programs preparing the graduate for transferring to a four-year program of study. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is typically a two-year program preparing the graduate for an entry-level position or employment upgrade in a career or technical field.

Certificates of Achievement

GBC Certificates of Achievement.

A one-year Certificate of Achievement Program is typically an abbreviated form of a corresponding two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The shorter Certificate Program prepares students for specific job skills quickly.













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Please see attached information  [PDF file*

RAD GROUP TOY DRIVE and 50/50 Raffle

Join the GBC's RAD Group in collecting toys to contribute to the "Stuff the Bus." Boxes for toy donations are located in the High Tech Center, Berg Hall, and the Dorothy Gallagher Health Sciences building! Please donate by Dec. 8.

The RAD Group is also hosting their 50/50 raffle. Please contact Reme to get your tickets before Dec. 11 at 775-530-6768. Funds will help cover travel costs for RAD students attending the national radiology conference in Las Vegas as well as the students pinning ceremony.   [PDF file*

GBC Theatre Production: A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Great Basin College Theatre Department will bring the community A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens Dec. 5-9 at 7 p.m., with an additional matinee show 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.

Bring the whole family for an evening of singing and dancing and all of the joys of the holiday season. This GBC Theatre production is directed by Amber Adeline Brown.

All Admissions: $5. Advance tickets in Berg Hall, Elko Campus.

For more information, contact John Rice at 775-753-2240 or e-mail  [PDF file*

AAS Nursing Program Applicant TEAS Testing

Admission/Entrance Exam (TEAS®) is required for all applicants to the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree. The TEAS® test will be administered at GBC.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
see attached file for more information
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Important Dates

Important Dates.

Aug. 28-Dec. 15 Fall Term 2017

Oct. 23-Dec. 16 Fall Mini-Session #2

Dec. 10 THIRD LATE START Payment Plan Payment Due

Dec. 11-15 Final Exam Week

Dec. 14 ABE/ESL Instruction Ends

Dec. 15 Fall Graduation

Dec. 18-Jan. 20 Winter Mini Session

Dec. 19 Grades Due

Dec. 19 Grades Due - Fall Mini Session #2

Dec. 21 LAST DAY TO DROP FOR 100% REFUND - WINTER MINI SESSION Must drop class(es) by midnight 12/21/2017 for 100% refund. For short term classes, consult the Controller's office in Berg Hall or call (775)753-2110.

Dec. 22 Last Day to Enroll for Winter Mini Session

Dec. 24 LAST DAY TO DROP FOR 50% REFUND - WINTER MINI SESSION Must drop class(es) by midnight 12/24/2017 for 50% refund.

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2017-2018 Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar.

Spring Semester - 2017

Consult Class Schedule - Testing / Advisement / Orientation / Registration

  • May 12: Instruction Ends
  • May 15-19: Final Exam Week
  • May 20: Graduation
  • May 23: Grades Due
  • May 26: CTE Instruction Ends
  • May 29: Memorial Day Holiday

Summer Semester - 2017

Consult Class Schedule - Testing / Advisement / Orientation / Registration

  • Summer Instruction Begins: June 12-August 5
  • Independence Day Holiday: July 4

Fall Semester - 2017

Consult Class Schedule - Testing / Advisement / Orientation / Registration

  • August 14-18: CTE Housing Check-Ins Begin
  • August 14: CTE Faculty Return
  • August 17: Faculty Return
  • August 21: CTE Instruction Begins
  • August 21-25: Regular Housing Check-Ins Begin
  • August 21-25: Faculty In-Service
  • August 25: CTE Orientation
  • August 28: Instruction Begins
  • August 28: ABE/ESL Instruction Begins
  • August 28-October 21: Fall Mini-Session #1
  • September 4: Labor Day Holiday
  • October 13: Disclosure of Student Record Opt Out Deadline
  • October 13: Fall Graduation Application Deadline
  • October 23-December 16: Fall Mini-Session #2
  • October 27: Nevada Day Holiday
  • November 2*: Official Course Drop Deadline
  • November 2: Audit/Credit Change Deadline
  • November 10: Veterans’ Day Holiday
  • November 22: CTE Instruction Ends
  • November 23-24: Thanksgiving Recess
  • December 8: Instruction Ends
  • December 11-15: Final Exam Week
  • December 14: ABE/ESL Instruction Ends
  • December 15: Fall Graduation
  • December 19: Grades Due


Spring Semester - 2018

Consult Class Schedule - Testing / Advisement / Orientation / Registration

  • December 18, 2017-January 20, 2018: Winter Session
  • January 1: New Years Day Holiday
  • January 2-5: CTE Housing Check-Ins Begin
  • January 2: CTE Instruction Begins
  • January 2: CTE Faculty Return
  • January 10: Faculty Return
  • January 15: Martin Luther King Holiday
  • January 16-19: Regular Housing Check-Ins Begin
  • January 16-19: Faculty In-Service
  • January 22-March 17: Spring Mini Session #1
  • January 22: Instruction Begins
  • January 22: ABE/ESL Instruction Begins
  • February 19: Presidents’ Day Holiday
  • March 9: Disclosure of Student Record Opt Out Deadline
  • March 15: Graduation Application Deadline
  • March 26-31: Spring Recess
  • March 19-May 19: Spring Mini Session #2
  • April 5*: Official Course Drop Deadline
  • April 5: Audit/Credit Change Deadline
  • May 11: Instruction Ends
  • May 11: ABE/ESL Instruction Ends
  • May 14-18: Final Exam Week
  • May 19: Graduation
  • May 22: Grades Due
  • May 25: CTE Instruction Ends
  • May 28: Memorial Day Holiday

Summer Semester - 2018

Consult Class Schedule - Testing / Advisement / Orientation / Registration

  • June 11-August 4: Summer Instruction
  • July 4: Independence Day Holiday

*This is the designated date at the time of publication of this catalog, but it is subject to change per Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents’ Policy. Please see the most current dates at

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