Counseling and Career Development Center
The Counseling and Career Development Center provides academic, career, and personal counseling services, and academic advising to Gaston College students. The center also provides career assessments (aptitude, interest, personality, and values inventories), college-transfer information, and disability services. The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Myers Center at the Dallas Campus. A counselor is also on staff at the Lincoln Campus. All services are free and confidential.
Personal Counseling Services
Counselors are available to discuss academic, social, or personal concerns that may interfere with student success. Students who need long-term or mental health counseling will be referred to community resources to be assisted more effectively.
The counseling staff provides career guidance to students who need help deciding on an educational and career goal. Counselors use a variety of interest inventories and online resources to assist students in the career exploration process.
The majority of new students enrolling at Gaston College are advised by the counseling staff during their first semester. Counselors/advisors also advise returning students in pre-health, health transfer, special credit, and undecided majors. Academic advising is an integral part of student success. It is recommended that students meet with their assigned advisor on a regular basis to review plans and progress.
The Counseling and Career Development Center will assist and advise students, with documented disabilities, in arranging academic support services and reasonable accommodations. Services are arranged on an individual basis, specific to the student’s needs. The Counseling Center’s goal is to provide documented and disabled students with the necessary accommodations in order to compete on an equal basis in the classroom with their peers. Students must provide the necessary documentation prior to receiving services and reasonable accommodations. Services and accommodations include, but are not limited to: (1) priority registration; (2) assistance in securing note takers; (3) readers; (4) alternative testing accommodations; (5) access to assistive technology equipment; (6) referrals for tutorial services; (7) interpreting services for deaf and hearing-impaired students; (8) individual counseling and advocacy assistance; and (9) referrals to human service agencies.
The Counseling Center also serves as a resource to students, faculty, and staff on issues related to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For further information on services, contact the Counselor for Special Needs 704.922.6224.
For information regarding student’s rights, responsibilities, documentation guidelines, accommodations, and other resources, please refer to The Student Guide to Disability Policies & Procedures. This guide is available in the Office of Student Services and on the College website.
Gaston College recognizes the value of student activities. The College provides a well-balanced program developed in response to student requests and needs.
A large measure of responsibility for campus affairs is with the Student Government Association (SGA). The students plan and present many co-curricular campus activities. Activities vary from semester to semester depending upon student choice. Participation in college governance by students may include membership on numerous college and campus committees. More information about student activities is available in the Office of the Coordinator of Student Activities.
Student Identification Card
Each student will receive a Gaston College photo ID card that is non-transferable and void unless validated for the current term. Loss or theft of a Gaston College photo ID card should be reported within 24 hours to the Chief of Campus Police. The cost for a replacement ID card is $10.00.
The Dallas Campus bookstore is located in the Myers Center on the Dallas Campus. The bookstore provides new and used textbooks, school and office supplies, computer software, and various course related items. The bookstore also has college-related apparel, gifts, greeting cards, and general items to support the campus community.
In addition to the bookstore, textbooks can also be ordered on-line by visiting the bookstores web page at www.gastonbkstr.com.
The Dallas Campus bookstore is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Hours during semester breaks and the summer term are subject to change. For further information call 704.922.6428.
The Lincoln Campus bookstore is located in the Lincoln Campus building on the second floor, Suite 201. Textbooks are available for all classes taught at this campus. Student supplies and College insignia items are sold there as well. The Lincoln Campus bookstore is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Hours during the summer term and when classes are not in session are subject to change. For further information call 704.748.1075.
Kimbrell Campus & Textile Technology Center
The Kimbrell Campus bookstore is located in the basement of Harney Hall located at 2770 Wilkinson Blvd., in Belmont, North Carolina. Textbooks are available for all classes taught at this campus.
Student supplies and college insignia items are sold there as well. The Kimbrell Campus bookstore is open Monday-Wednesday, 12:00-2:00 p.m. and Friday, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Hours during the summer term and when classes are not in session are subject to change. For further information call 704.825.3737, ext. 229.
Returns and Refund Policy
Full refunds for textbooks are given each semester during the first ten days of the current semester or ten days from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase must accompany all returns and purchases must have been made for the current term (no exceptions). Returned textbooks must be unmarked and in re-saleable condition. Bundled textbooks cannot be unwrapped.
Refunds are NOT given on community education, continuing education, corporate education, adult high school, or textbooks purchased for a previous semester. Also, no refunds are given on supplies, gifts, or non-textbook items.
Book Buy-back Program
Used books in good condition are purchased back from students the last three days of each semester. The buyback occurs at the bookstore located on the Dallas Campus during regular store hours.
WSGE 91.7 FM Radio Station
Studios and transmitter for our non-commercial, public station are located on the Dallas Campus. WSGE is known for its eclectic programming, offering listeners a mix of Adult Alternative, Americana, Blues, Beach, Shag, and deep-cut Rock. The station also serves as a source for local news and information.
The Gaston College Café is located on the Dallas Campus in the Myers Center Building next to the bookstore. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hot meals, sandwiches and beverages are available during this time. "Grab-n-Go" (limited items from the grill), is available from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Hours during the summer term and when classes are not in session are subject to change. Catering services are also available upon request. Additionally, vending machines are located on all campuses in most buildings.
An ATM and copy machine are located on the first floor of the Myers Center on the Dallas Campus for the convenience of students.
Gaston College is a commuter institution designed to serve residents of the surrounding area and does not provide dormitories and housing for its students.