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Welcome to Great Basin College!

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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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Warrior of the Canyon Run, Walk, Cycle Aug. 4

Warrior of the Canyon is a free walk, run and cycle event located in Lamoille Canyon. For more information, visit:

Summer Science Workshop Aug. 6-9

Biological Sciences majors, current and new GBC students are invited to learn college success strategies, tour the UNR med school, network with professionals in medicine and research, and gain insightful information on pre-med preparation. Email to apply by July 13.   [PDF file*

RAD Annual Yard Sale Aug. 25

The RAD Group will host its annual yard sale to benefit the radiology program Saturday, August 25. To donate items to the yard sale or to reserve a booth spot, call 775-530-6768.






Important Dates

Important Dates.

June 11-Aug. 4 Summer Term 2018

July 14 Official Course Drop Deadline - Summer Term Must drop class(es) by midnight 7/14/2018 to receive a "W" rather than an "F"

Aug. 3 Summer Graduation 2018 Great Basin College Summer Graduation

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Spring - Fall 2018 Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar.

Title IX Addressing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, is now available online. Enrolled students will receive an e-mail for training. The course is free.


Pay in full or choose a monthly installment payment to ensure your enrollment. Enroll in the Payment Plan today!

  • August 3: Summer Graduation
  • August 13: Housing Check-In Begins (CTE students only)
  • August 14: Paralegal Student Orientation, 5:30 p.m. Battle Mountain TBA, Elko TBA; Ely TBA; Pahrump TBA, Winnemuca TBA
  • August 15: First Housing Payment
  • August 16: Faculty Return
  • August 16: Advisement. Students should meet with their advisor about programs, classes, and schedules. Advisement is available through the Admission Advising and Career Center. Call 775. 753.2180.
  • August 20: Housing Check-In Begins (All students). Housing will open for extended hours on 8/25
  • August 20: CTE Instruction Begins
  • August 20: ABE/ESL Registration Begins
  • August 21: Fees Payable. All fees must be received by the Controller's Office no later than 5 p.m. After this date, fees for walk-in and online registration are due and payable at the time of registration. Late fees will be assessed and bills are not mailed.
  • August 21: Authorizations Due. Agency/Employer Tuition Payment, full- and part-time Grant-in-Aid, and other third party authorizations, etc., must be received by the Controller's Office by 5 p.m. The Student Financial Services (SFS) office can only pay for courses enrolled in by September 2, 2018. If you enroll in course work after that date, SFS cannot pay for your courses.
  • August 21: FIRST Regular Payment Plan
  • August 20-24: Faculty In-service Days
  • August 25: Extended Hours. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For your convenience the following departments have extended their service hours: Admission and Records, Controller's Office, Financial Aid, Student Housing, and the Bookstore (
  • August 27: Instruction Begins
  • August 27: ABE/ESL Instruction Begins




  • September 2: Enroll in all classes to be considered for Financial Aid
  • September 3: Labor Day Holiday
  • September 7: Fall Scholarship Re-awards
  • September 9: Refund Deadline (50%) *[MUST DROP CLASS(ES) BY MIDNIGHT 9/9/18 FOR 50% REFUND]
  • September 15: Second Housing Payment
  • September 20: Regular Payment Plan Sign Up Deadline [For students taking three or more credits]
  • September 21: SECOND Regular Payment Plan


  • October 10: FIRST LATE START Payment Plan
  • October 12: Disclosure Opt Out Deadline
  • October 15: Graduation Application Deadline
  • October 15: Third Housing Payment
  • October 21: THIRD Regular Payment Plan
  • October 26: Nevada Day Holiday


  • November 1: Official Course Drop Deadline. [MUST DROP CLASS(ES) BY MIDNIGHT 11 /2/17 TO RECEIVE A 'W' RATHER THAN A "F"]
  • November 1: Excess Credit Fee Appeal Deadline
  • November 1: Audit/Credit Change Deadline
  • November 9: Late Start Payment Plan Sign Up Deadline. If you are enrolled in classes that all begin after October 1 you qualify to enroll in the Late Start Payment Plan. See schedule for dates. Please contact the Controller’s Office for eligibility review and enrollment at 775.753.2243. [For students taking three or more credits]
  • November 10: SECOND LATE START Payment Plan
  • November 12: Veterans' Day Holiday
  • November 15: Fourth Housing Payment
  • November 21: FOURTH Regular Payment Plan
  • November 21: CTE Instruction Ends
  • November 22-23: Thanksgiving Recess


  • December 7: Instruction Ends
  • December 10: THIRD LATE START Payment Plan
  • December 13: ABE/ESL Centers close
  • December 10-14: Final Exam Week
  • December 14: Fall Graduation
  • December 17: Winter Session begins
  • December 18: Grades Due

Note: Financial Aid cannot pay for the following: the admission application, the late tuition payment, and the graduation fees.

*Dates pertain to regular semester academic courses only.

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