The Office of Institutional Effectiveness at Grand Canyon University (GCU) is committed to your success and helping you make the most of your time as a GCU student. Our programs enrich the college experience, both inside and outside the classroom, with programs and departments that provide you with access to academic support and programming.

Honors College

Take your educational experience to the next level by joining a group of peers who share your aspirations, aptitude and interests. Learn more about the Honors College at GCU.

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Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a great way to expand your horizons and immerse yourself in another culture. Find out more about your opportunities to study abroad during your time at GCU.

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First Year Experience

During your first year at GCU, the First Year Experience is here to help you adjust to your new community and succeed academically. Get more information about the First Year Experience.

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Lifelong Learning Assessment

The Lifelong Learning Assessment gives you the opportunity to earn up to eight general education or elective credits by submitting a series of essays. Take a look at the criteria to learn more.

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GCU Learning Lounge

Need help in your toughest classes? The GCU Learning Lounge offers one-on-one and group learning sessions to help you succeed in your toughest classes. Find out more.

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Office of Assessment

The Office of Assessment helps improve student learning and the total university experience by enhancing instructional effectiveness. Learn more about assessment at GCU.

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Explore More

Explore More sessions help students get the most out of their academic experience! These sessions offer extra help from subject matter experts and provide support beyond the classroom.

Explore More sessions include:

  • A complete schedule with session topic, day, time and location. 
  • The chance to focus on weekly topics in the most challenging courses. 
  • Academic assistance and support from faculty and instructional assistants.