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We are registering NOW for Fall Quarter – classes start September 21.

What Can I Study?

Academic Transfer @ GHC - This College is a great place to start the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. You can earn a two-year Associate degree suitable for transfer to any public four-year school in Washington State or one tailored to the transfer school of your choice. For some programs, you can even complete your bachelor's degree right here on the GHC Campus.  

Workforce Preparation and Training - Our Workforce Training programs can prepare you to enter the world of work, or upgrade your job skills, after just one or two years. In some cases, the training time is even shorter. And, depending on the program, you can earn a college degree, a certificate, or both.

Pre-College Programs - Our Pre-College programs can help you work toward earning your GED® or high school diploma (HS21+), bring your reading, writing, and mathematics skills up to college level, or improve your English skills in our English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Call 538-4167 to Get Started.

Community Education - offers a wide variety of subject matter and skills training opportunities that range from single day seminars to 2-6 week classes. Programming is offered throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. It’s a great way to meet new people and energize your mind. Best of all, there are no tests – only the pleasure of learning and exploring! View the Continuing Education Course Catalog for current offerings and to register Online.

How Do I Apply?

Apply Online OR download and print a copy of the Admissions Application
You can drop it off at GHC Admission Office, or mail it to: 1620 Edward P Smith Dr, Aberdeen, WA 98520 or Fax to (360) 538-4293. Please call the Admissions and Records Office at (360) 538-4026 for questions. 

Request Official Transcripts 
Transcripts are required from your high school or GED and any previous colleges if you are transferring to GHC. Have your transcripts sent directly to the Grays Harbor College Admissions Office, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen, WA 98520. 

Take the College Placement Test (CPT) 
This is an admission requirement. The CPT helps evaluate your skill level so that you can start with the classes you need to be successful. Call (360) 538-4099 to find out the drop-in testing schedule or access the information online at the Student Support Center. This is not necessary if you have completed 100 level Math and English classes (or higher) at another college. 

Sign up for Entry Advising and Registration 
Call the Student Support Center at (360) 538-4099 to make an appointment for entry advising, orientation, and registration. Attend the New Student Orientation to learn about the many programs and services that we have to assist students on their educational journey. 

How Do I Pay For School?

Grays Harbor College provides a comprehensive student financial aid program to eligible students. Financial aid is designed to provide assistance when student resources are insufficient to meet the cost of going to college. Aid programs include grantsscholarshipswork-study, and loans.

To be eligible to receive financial aid funds, students must have completed high school or GED, be an American citizen or eligible non-citizen, be registered with Selective Service (if required), not owe a repayment on a financial aid grant or be in default on a student loan and be enrolled in a program that leads to a degree or certificate.

All students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more...

We invite you to contact us for any additional information you may need.  You can reach us at 360-538-4026 or 1-800-562-4830 (Washington State Only) or at

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News and Events

Student Events & Activities

Fall Qtr. registration is underway - New students should schedule an entry advising appointment by calling 360-538-4099.


Fall Quarter Dates:

New Student Orientation: Sept. 15-16

GHC & GHC Online Classes: Sept. 21 - Dec. 7

WAOL Classes: Sept. 24 - Dec. 2


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Apply for Scholarships
The Fall Scholarship application process is available: Monday, August 24, 2015 through September 25, 2015 - Apply Today! 

Aberdeen High School Class of 1973 Scholarship
Arthur E. & Mary Emma (Hyde) Cross Memorial Scholarship
Bi-Mart Corporation
Dr. Eddie & Barbara Smith Scholarship
George V. & Millie K. Lonngren
Goeres Family Scholarship
Grays Harbor Community Hospital Auxiliary
Grays Harbor Poggie Club / George Powers Sr Memorial Scholarship
James Stewart Founders Memorial Scholarship
Liz Preble Memorial Scholarship
Rayonier Advanced Materials Community Scholarship
Tilford & Jane Gribble Memorial Fund
Walter E. Brown
Marian J. Weatherwax Endowment Fund

Child Care Partial Assistance Grant
If you are a student at Grays Harbor College with a child(ren) enrolled at Wunderland Childcare and have a significant childcare need you may be eligible for some partial assistance.
Download Grant Application
(Deadline is September 7th).

GHC summer office hours

Summer Quarter classes meet Monday-Thursday. There are no scheduled classes on Fridays.

Summer Office Hours vary by department.

Welcome Center: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Financial Aid Office: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Business Office: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Spellman Library: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. / Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Learning Center: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Open Computer Lab: (rm. 2314): Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call (360) 532-9020.

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Emergency Notification System
GHC Alert allows registered users to receive emergency alerts (and weather-related campus closures and delays) on their cell phones or other mobile devices. Sign-up Now!

Optional Alert: Canceled Classes
Would you like to be notified whenever classes are canceled due to severe weather conditions or instructor illness? These notices can be sent to your cell phone by subscribing to "GHC Alerts". Be sure to check the "Class Cancellations" option on the GHC Alert sign-up page.
Note: The cancellation notices can also be viewed Online.

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Grays Harbor College. Your Community. Your College. Your Future.
1620 Edward P. Smith Drive | Aberdeen WA 98520

(360) 532-9020
or toll-free (in WA state) 800-562-4830

Fax: (360) 538-4299

Community Education Centers

Riverview Education Center, Raymond: 360-875-9466, Fax: 360-875-9467
Columbia Education Center, Ilwaco: 360-642-9433, Fax: 360-642-9434