Columbia Gorge Community College welcomes students 18 years of age and older who can benefit from the variety of instructional programs offered. The courses and programs are designed to meet adults' personal needs and career goals.
If you are 16 or 17 years of age and have not graduated from high school, you may take an evening or summer class by meeting prerequisite skills or requirements. You may enroll for other courses if the courses are part of a cooperative program between your high school and the College, or if your high school issues a release form allowing you to be admitted to Columbia Gorge Community College.
CGCC welcomes students under 16 years of age with college level academic ability and maturity to handle the discipline and personal skills required for successful completion of college work. Students under the age of 16 are subject to the rules and regulations of CGCC, as stated in the CGCC Catalog and Student Handbook. Contact the Chief Student Services Officer at 541-506-6010 for specific admissions requirements for students under age 16.
It is the policy of Columbia Gorge Community College and its Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law in any educational programs, activities, or employment. In addition, CGCC conforms to the regulations of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1984.
Columbia Gorge Community College has been granted Candidate
for Accreditation status by the Northwest Commission
on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Candidacy is not accreditation
nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. Candidate
for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with the
Commission which indicates that the institution has achieved
initial recognition and is progressing toward accreditation.
CGCC, until separate accreditation, if granted, delivers college
credit instruction, certificates and degrees through its contract
with Portland Community College (PCC) which is accredited
through the NWCCU. Credits, certificates and degrees earned
at CGCC appear on PCC transcripts and are transferable to
four-year institutions, subject to the specific policies of those
institutions. Columbia Gorge Community College contracts with Portland Community College for many instructional, financial
aid, and student records services.
Admissions Form - use this link to access an admissions form. Save the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to CGCC Student Services, 400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058. For more information call 541-506-6011 or 541-308-8211.