Granite State College Essentials
Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked general questions about Granite State College. Whether you’re new to online learning and considering getting your degree, a transfer student with questions about a program, or a business organization looking to collaborate, we’re here to help.
How can I access student orientation?
Visit granite.edu/orientation to access on-demand orientation or register for an upcoming live webinar. We also provide Canvas Orientations, which provide deeper-level information about our online learning management system, Canvas.
Does Granite State College have a library?
Yes—our library is 100% online and provides 24/7 access to the full-text of scholarly journals and thousands of other periodicals that support all programs of study. In addition, Granite State College is a member of the New Hampshire College and University Council which allows our students and faculty to borrow books and materials from member institutions.
Does Granite State College have a graduation ceremony?
Yes—our annual Commencement celebration takes place in the spring. Details can be found on our Commencement page.
What is the difference between online and hybrid courses?
Online courses do not require any face-to-face sessions or live webinar sessions. Hybrid courses meet at one of our locations during certain pre-selected dates during the term, with the remaining instruction occurring online. Read more >>Flexible Course Options
Where can I find the College’s academic policies?
See the Academic Catalog for a full listing of our policies. Our Student Handbooks include additional college policy related to conduct and acceptable behavior in our community, and outlines the procedures to be followed when these expectations are not met.
How do I get a student ID card?
Student ID cards are available for accepted and matriculated students. Please visit ID Card Request for more information.
What is considered a full load term?
Full-time status for undergraduate students is defined as enrollment in at least eight credits within a twelve-week term. For graduate students, it’s at least 6 credit hours taken concurrently. To take more than six credits during a term, you must have a record of successful study with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Ask your advisor for details.
Is there a thesis requirement for the graduate program?
There is no thesis requirement for any graduate program. Instead, we
require you to demonstrate your comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter through the development and execution of your integrative capstone project.
What master’s degrees do you offer?
We offer master’s degrees in Health Care Management, Leadership, Management, Nursing (MSN), and Project Management. We also offer graduate certificate programs, a credential that includes a shorter sequence of courses, which can be applied to a master’s degree.
What do I need to apply for a bachelor’s degree or associate degree?
A high school diploma, homeschool equivalent, or GED is required for undergraduate admission. Most of our students have transfer credits, so be sure to include your past education on your application and submit your transcripts. Applicants who attended an institution outside of the U.S. or its territories must have their transcripts translated and evaluated prior to acceptance. See our International Students and Foreign Transcripts page for requirements and guidelines.
Does Granite State College issue student visas?
No; however, international students are welcome to take online course. See our International Students and Foreign Transcripts page for specific requirements and guidelines.
I earned a bachelor’s degree from Granite State College. Do I need to provide an official transcript to apply for my master’s?
Our alumni are not required to provide an official transcript. Your academic record will be obtained by the program staff.
How do I apply for financial aid?
How much is tuition?
We are proud to have some of the most affordable graduate programs in the region! See Tuition & Fees for more detail.
When is my tuition bill due?
View our Academic Calendar for the payment deadline, as well as other key dates.
Accessing My Accounts
How do I get my password to access my official college Email, WebROCK, and my online courses?
You’ll create your account using your GSC ID. Visit IT Support for step-by-step instructions.
How do I get my GSC ID number?
You will receive your GSC ID by email after completing the Application for Admission. Otherwise, contact us.
What is WebROCK?
WebROCK is Granite State College’s online student information system which allows you to view grades, financial aid information, make payments, register for courses, and more. Visit granite.edu/WebROCK to sign in.
What is Canvas?
Canvas is a well-designed, intuitive online Learning Management System. Starting with the 2021 Summer Term, all courses will be delivered on Canvas. To access Canvas, visit mycourses.granite.edu. For details and a Canvas-specific FAQ, please visit: granite.edu/canvas-faq.
How do I get to my Granite State College email address?
Is there someone I can talk to about my resume?
Yes! We offer free career advising for students and alumni.
I’m going through a stressful situation in my personal life. Does the College offer any support?
Free, confidential counseling is available to all students. You’re eligible for six free counseling sessions and can speak with a professional by phone or receive a referral to a local counselor at no cost to you. Visit Counseling Services for details. We also encourage you to visit Community Resources, which spotlights free services offered by local organizations that support those who struggle with food insecurity, domestic violence, homelessness, mental health concerns, and other life challenges.
Where’s the course schedule?
Our Course Schedule is online. A print version will also be sent to your mailing address. In it, you’ll find a listing of all the courses being offered in the upcoming term and registration steps.
How do I register for classes?
Registering for classes is done online using WebROCK or by contacting your advisor.
How many credits should I register for?
Most students take one or two courses each term. Two courses is considered a full time course load, which totals eight credits for undergraduates and six credits for master’s degree-seeking students.
What courses should I take?
Consult with your advisor to determine what courses you should take. WebROCK makes it easy to register, but you are responsible for tuition and fees for these courses, so be sure to pay attention to the drop deadlines.
How do to change my course registrations?
Prior to the payment deadline, you can manage your course choices in WebROCK. After that point, reach out to your advisor or the Registrar’s Office to adjust your schedule. Remember: course registrations that occur after the term’s payment deadline will require immediate payment.
Business & Community Partnerships
Does the College collaborate with businesses and organizations?
Yes! Visit granite.edu/employers to learn more about our services.
My employer has a partnership with the College. Who can I contact if I have questions about applying?
Contact Admissions Coordinator, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I invite Granite State College to a college fair, career fair, or other event that I’m planning.
We’d love to learn more! Contact Outreach and Recruitment by email: email@example.com