Why are your online classes better than others?
Our students have given us a 95% satisfaction rating and our faculty are carefully
selected and trained to teach online. Over 50% of our faculty are from Top 100 universities
and our academic counselors and success navigators will be closely monitoring students’
progress and offer support along the way. Check out our current and past students’
testimonials here. San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley have close to 100 years of history. We are
known to be elite transfer colleges with over 150 universities in our College University
Partnership (CUP), which is indicative of our reputation among the US institutions.
How will you help me transfer my GOL credits to a 4 year university?
Once you are admitted to our GOL program, your success navigator will help you schedule
an appointment with your assigned international academic advisor who will help you
build your Student Education Plan (SEP) for your degree at the beginning of the semester.
You will have the ability to schedule multiple appointments with your academic advisor
throughout the semester to meet you academic/program needs. You both will work together
to come up with a SEP to meet with your transfer credit needs depending on the universities
you desire to transfer to after you finish your program.
Why do you have two separate groups who can apply for GOL?
We offer two GOL programs to be able to provide the appropriate support services to
- Our GOL Degree-seeking Program is for students who have a high school diploma, a high school equivalency, or will
be at least 18 years old at the beginning of the academic semester.
- Our GOL Cohort HS Program is a high school program. If you are an education consultant/agent, school official,
or government official, you can partner with us by filling out this form.
What do I need to do if I’m interested in GOL?
First, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements to become a GOL student. If you do, please apply here. The application process is fairly simple.
1. Submit your application. Original documents are not required.
2. Wait for the admission decision
3. Attend online orientation
4. Take an assessment
5. Attend counseling
6. Register for classes
Once you complete your semester, you will receive a copy of your transcript.
Where can I find the courses you offer?
Visit our WebSchedule here: https://webschedule.smccd.edu/distance_ed.php
How do I know if I am ready to take online classes from you?
Use this simple tool to determine if you are ready for both technology and self-discipline: http://www.smccd.edu/degateway/self_assessment.php
What have former GOL students said about their experience?
Our students love GOL classes and their experiences with us. Read their words of appreciation
and success stories here.