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Enrollment Process

Step 1 - Online Application

Complete the online application here.


Step 2 - Apply for Financial Aid (if you intend to be a self-payer, skip this step)

Apply for the Federal Pell Grant at FAFSA. GSTC's school code is 016280. Once you have submitted the application, wait 3-5 business days before contacting the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility. A GED or High School Diploma is required for Pell Grant/Federal Aid money. Contact Jason Tindall at 941-6200 ext. 2129 or to schedule an appointment.

Veterans utilizing VA educational benefits, such as 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 Jason Tindall or Pat Kirkland at 941-6200 ext. 2121, or email: to schedule an appointment. 



Step 3 - Assessment Testing

Complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), if required. Testing is usually available in the Assessment Center on Tuesdays at 7:45AM and 12:45PM and Fridays at 7:45AM only.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. and social security number. Please contact the Assessment Center at 941-6200 ext. 2160 to pre-register and confirm dates and times. 

To access a sample TABE test.


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
  • Possess a GED earned since 2004 BUT is not older than two years. 
  • Entered the 9th grade of a Florida public school during the 2003-2004 school year or beyond and earned a Florida standard high school diploma. 

Step 4 - Financial Aid (if you did not apply for financial aid, skip this step)

See the financial aid personnel to discuss your options. The financial aid manager will inform you if additional documentation is necessary to complete your registration. 



Step 5 - See School Counselor for Registration

Meet with a school counselor to schedule your classes. Appointments are not necessary. Counselors' schedules vary but someone is usually available between 8:00AM and 5:00PM Monday through Thursday and 7:30AM to 3:00PM on Friday. Bring proof of Florida residency, i.e. Florida Driver's license or ID and another form of ID. You may see the complete list of acceptable documents on the website. Also bring valid TABE scores or transcripts for exemption, and Social Security card. 



Step 6 - Bookkeeper/Cashier

See the bookkeeper/cashier to pay your fees. All students must pay the $20 application fee at the time of registration. In addition, students NOT receiving some financial aid must see a school administrator to set up a payment plan. Accepted forms of payment are cash, check, or money orders. Credit and debit cards are not accepted at this time.


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