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Student Services

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Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)

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Prerequisite Clearance Information

Prerequisites are NOT cleared automatically (unless taken at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College)

Prerequisite clearance requests should be requested two weeks prior to your registration date.

Requests MUST be submitted to the Department Chair, Jamie Shatwell:


Requests to clear any prerequisite MUST be initiated by the student and include the following:

  • Student Name
  • GC Student ID Number (Social Security numbers are not accepted)
  • Course(s) you wish to be cleared for
  • Documentation (email acceptable forms of documentation are unofficial transcripts) Whether or not your transcripts are on file, you will need to provide documentation

*Failure to provide all of the information above will result in your request being denied.*

ASL Tutor
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Click here  to make an appointment with an ASL tutor.
ASL Tools


Online Dictionaries
  • HandSpeak: Sign Language • ASL Dictionary:  American Sign Language website: ASL dictionary, lessons, fingerspelling, phrases, Deaf culture, baby signing, and more.
  • Signing Savvy: Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.
  • Lifeprint: An American Sign Language Dictionary. This ASL Dictionary helps you find the ASL equivalents of English words.
  • ASL Pro: A completely free online dictionary of over 7200 ASL Signs.
  • Michigan State University ASL Browser: Learn how to sign common words and phrases by watching video clips.
Practice Drills
Mobile Apps
Links to Other Colleges' Programs
Advice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

College Advice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students:

Career Paths, Accessibility Tips and Resources for Success at School

Access to higher education is vital for the success of people who have experienced hearing loss.

According to the non-profit Deaf to Work, there are 9 million deaf or hard of hearing individuals in the U.S. and 19 percent are underemployed. For those interested in using higher education as a career stepping stone, there are support systems available to make college a more familiar, welcoming and accessible place for deaf or hard of hearing students. Continue reading for college and career advice created specifically for aspiring students who are deaf or hard of hearing, no matter where they are on their journey to a degree or career.